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BadgeStack™ Platform Brings RULER K-12 Teacher Training Online

January 09, 2013  |   LearningTimes News

The Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory at Yale University is using the innovative BadgeStack learning and community platform to expand The RULER Approach emotional literacy curricula to include an online teacher certification process.

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BadgeStack™ Adds Reward Badges to Muhlenberg College HYPE Program

December 13, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

Using the innovative BadgeStack learning platform, Muhlenberg College enhanced their HYPE Program this year to include badges to recognize participants’ accomplishments. Since 2006 HYPE, which stands for Healthy Youth Peer Education, has developed leadership and community advocacy skills in local high school students through documentary filmmaking.

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BadgeStack Selected for Pioneering Program

October 31, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

Using BadgeStack, Longwood University in Farmville, Va., is offering a post-secondary readiness MOOC program for high-school students this year. The noncredit course, called “5 Skills You Need to Succeed: What Employers Want You to Know,” teaches communication and presentation skills, critical thinking, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and how to successfully navigate the work world.

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Museum Computer Network Announces MCN Pro Workshop Series in Partnership with LearningTimes

October 09, 2012  |   LearningTimes Press Coverage

Museum Computer Network (MCN) is proud to introduce the MCN Pro Workshop Series, a series of how-to online workshops brought to you by MCN and produced by LearningTimes.

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BadgeStack™ by LearningTimes Supports Successful NYC DIG/IT Initiative

September 20, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

LearningTimes announced that the successful DIG/IT initiative offered in New York City public high schools has been expanded to provide badge-based learning to more than 4,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year.

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Smithsonian Badges Program Begins, Extending Student Learning Beyond Interactive Webinars Series and Classroom Activities

May 24, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

Since its launch in April, nearly 3,000 students have signed up for the Smithsonian Quests program and have begun to participate in game-based learning activities to earn up to seven badges, such as 'Dirt Detective' and 'Enviro-Scientist.'”

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NatureBadges: Open Source Nature & Science Badge System

April 06, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

NatureBadges: Open Source Nature & Science Badge System is an exciting collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History  and LearningTimes.  

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Release of BadgeStack v2.0 Gives More Flexibility to Badge-Issuing Organizations

February 20, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

New v2.0 features enhance student engagement and add increased flexibility for instructional designers and community managers issuing digital badges or microcredentials.  A new and powerful automatic thresholds engine goes well beyond any existing learning achievement system. 

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BadgeStack Single Sign-On Now Available Through IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability

January 04, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

LearningTimes announced that its BadgeStack™ badge-based learning system is now officially IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability (BLTI) v1.0 conformant. Organizations can now seamlessly integrate their BLTI-enabled learning management systems and platforms with BadgeStack and let account management handle itself.

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BadgeStack Gives Organizations Power to Grant Mozilla Open Badge (OBI) Compliant Digital Badges

January 02, 2012  |   LearningTimes News

LearningTimes, LLC, announced that its new BadgeStack™ badge-based learning system is now Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant.  BadgeStack is the first and only standards-based system designed specifically for badge-empowered, formal and informal learning.

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Revolutionary BadgeStack System Rewards Lifelong Skills and Community Involvement

November 12, 2011  |   LearningTimes News

Announcing the first and only standards-based system designed specifically for badge-empowered, formal and informal learning. The system rewards and recognizes skill and knowledge acquisition as well as social and professional engagement within a learning community.

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2012 International Museums & Mobile Survey Now Open!

November 11, 2011  |   LearningTimes News

Museum professionals help shape the future of mobile interpretation in the third annual Museums & Mobile Survey, a collaborative enquiry into the international museum community’s evolving perspectives, use and ambitions for mobile technology tools.

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Public Voting Open for Washington Monument Grounds Ideas

September 25, 2011  |   LearningTimes News

The National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds is ready for the public to weigh in and vote for the “People’s Choice” favorites from among the six winning ideas selected by an independent jury last July. 

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September 11: Teaching Contemporary History - An Online Conference

July 22, 2011  |   LearningTimes News

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Flight 93 National Memorial offer a free online conference for designed to provide K-12 educators with resources and strategies for addressing the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Handheld Librarian V Online Conference Expands to Include Virtual Expo

July 22, 2011  |   LearningTimes News

The Handheld Librarian V Online Conference (HHLV) announced this year's conference will feature a Virtual Expo Hall and will showcase vendors in virtual booths who support librarians as they navigate the new world of digital publishing.

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LearningTimes Announces Availability of the Results of the 2011 Museums & Mobile Survey

January 14, 2011  |   LearningTimes News

The Museums & Mobile Survey is an ongoing international research initiative that tracks the museum community’s use of and ambitions for mobile technology tools. This year’s survey received an amazing response: 738 to be precise.

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Handheld Librarian 4 Online Conference: Call for Program Proposals

December 01, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

LearningTimes and TAP Information Services invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit program proposals related to the topic of mobile library services for the Handheld Librarian 4 conference.

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SIIA Announces the 2010 Online Ed Tech Business Forum

November 18, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Due to the sellout of its upcoming Ed Tech Business Forum, the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced plans to broadcast the event live through its partnership with LearningTimes.

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National Ideas Competition for Washington Monument

November 14, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

There is still time to get involved in the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds (WAMO). Every generation leaves its mark on the National Mall in Washington, DC. WAMO encourages people of all ages and experience levels to submit creative ideas for making the area around the Monument more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public.

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IMLS Presents Webinar Series Based on 'Connecting to Collections' Initiative

September 26, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums, presents a webinar series based on the national initiative "Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action".

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LearningTimes Produces Podcast Featuring Museum Victoria

September 20, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Tim Rolfe joins Jonathan Finkelstein of LearningTimes for a discussion of the award-winning Worldwide Animal Viewers, which won a Gold MUSE Award for best "Interpretive Interactive Installations".

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LearningTimes Announces Availability of Second Annual Museums & Mobile Survey

September 10, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The 2011 International Museums & Mobile Survey is now open. Building on the success of last year’s survey – which received responses from well over 200 museum institutions from some 20 countries across the globe – this survey continues our exploration of the museum community’s use and ambitions with mobile technology tools.

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LearningTimes Produces Inaugural Virtual Conference for the Illinois Library Association

September 09, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The Illinois Library Association will hold its first-ever virtual conference. The program, produced by LearningTimes, will feature highlights from the 2010 ILA Annual Conference, with a focus on partnerships and planning.

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LearningTimes Enhances Jossey-Bass Department Chair Online Institute with Virtual Graphic Facilitation

August 14, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

LearningTimes produces the Jossey-Bass Department Chair Online Institute and enhances sessions with a unique LearningTimes service called Virtual Graphic Facilitation (VGF). The VGF illustration from the first sessions, "The Most Important Things You Need to Know (and Do) as a Department Chair" is available for viewing. 

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LearningTimes Produces Podcast Featuring the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

July 31, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Dana Allen-Greil of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History joins Jonathan Finkelstein of LearningTimes for a discussion of the award-winning O Say Can You Sing? National Anthem Singing Contest. The podcast was produced by LearningTimes in association with the American Association of Museums Media and Technology Committee.

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LearningTimes Produces First Live Online Battledecks Competition

July 28, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Four presenters showed off their extemporaneous speaking skills today during the Handheld Librarian Online Conference III as part of the first "Battledecks" competition to have ever been held completely live online. 

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LearningTimes Sponsors National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds

July 25, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

LearningTimes sponsors the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds. LearningTimes will also be producing an online symposium to help encourage Americans of all ages to develop innovative and creative ideas for making the Washington Monument grounds more welcoming, educational and effectively used by the public. 

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Handheld Librarian Online Conference III

July 22, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Join us for the third online conference in a highly popular series on the use of mobile technology in libraries. More people than ever are using mobile devices for a wide variety of purposes including communication, internet access, text messaging, and entertainment. It is important that libraries provide mobile services as handheld use increases.

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AASLH Launches History News Online Community Produced by LearningTimes

July 20, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) is proud to announce its first online community where our members and history lovers can meet to discuss topics and challenges we face every day in the field of state and local history. The community is produced by LearningTimes.

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The American Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Issues Call for Proposals for 2011 Virtual Conference

July 19, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The American Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Virtual Conference enhances the conference experience for attendees onsite in Philadelphia and provides an important professional development opportunity to those unable to travel to the conference site.  Produced by LearningTimes, the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference will feature webcasts, dynamic screen capture recordings, speaker handouts, blogs, discussion forums, and more.

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Tufts University Wins Award for Online Seminars Produced in Association with LearningTimes

June 22, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced that Tufts University was a recipient of a prestigious 2010 Circle of Excellence Award.  The honor was bestowed for the Tufts University Online Seminars, a series of webinars produced by LearningTimes.

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LearningTimes Hosts the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Annual Virtual Conference

June 15, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The American Library Association (ALA) presents a Virtual Conference produced by LearningTimes, featuring a full series of 11 interactive Web sessions. Each day will start with a keynote speaker, include various sessions, plus an optional author lunch. 

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Fielding Graduate University Presents "Online Faculty Institute 2010"

June 02, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The OSICC 2010 program offers focused leadership development training to benefit faculty, administrators, and department chairs. This event is also valuable for educators just stepping into leadership roles.  

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AAM: Technology, Interpretation, and Education 2010 Online Conference

May 18, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

TIE 2010 is a multi-day, multi-session online conference that provides an interactive forum for museum professionals at all levels to explore current technology trends and practices in museum education, interpretation, exhibition, public programs, and outreach.

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Innovative Curriculum in Media and Digital Design: Preparing Students for College and Career

May 01, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

This webinar series produced for Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) by LearningTimes will introduce Foundations in Digital Design, a yearlong course that introduces key specializations in the arts, media, and entertainment industry: audio, video, animation, and gaming.

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AAM Annual Meeting Virtual Conference 2010

May 01, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The AAM Annual Meeting Virtual Conference 2010, produced in collaboration with LearningTimes, is a two-day online conference showcasing nine sessions selected by AAM’s Standing Professional Committees that have the broadest appeal and greatest relevance to their constituencies.

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15th Annual Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference

April 12, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Please join us for the 15th Annual Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference. TCC features dozens of live interactive webcasts, and unique opportunities for collaboration and networking.

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Smithsonian Online Conference: Problem Solving with Smithsonian Experts

April 04, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Smithsonian historians, scientists, researchers and other experts share their questions, their methods, and their unique way of thinking in an interactive format that welcomes you to contribute your own ideas. The "Smithsonian Online Conference: Problem Solving with Smithsonian Experts" is series of interactive live online events will be of special interest to educators, entire classrooms of engaged students, and to the general public.

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Online Conference on "Innovation for Libraries in the 21st Century"

April 02, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes Offer Online Conference on Innovation for Libraries in the 21st Century. The conference features dynamic and exciting keynote addresses by Rich Harwood of the Harwood Institute; Helene Blowers of the Columbus Metropolitan Library; and Kitty Pope and Kendal Orrison of Alliance Library System.

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Public Library Association 2010 Virtual Conference

March 15, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The Public Library Association (PLA) presents a Virtual Conference produced by LearningTimes for those who cannot attend the PLAY 2010 National Conference in person in Portland. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA's session preference survey. Each day also will include a lunchtime author interview and a closing session 'happy hour' event.  

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LearningTimes Produces 8th Annual International Online Conference (IOC)

February 19, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The 8th Annual International Online Conference for Teaching and Learning features over 75 presentations including 25 live interactive sessions. Keyntoes include Nancy White, Marc Brackett and Anita Crawley.

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Califa Presents "The Edgy Librarian" Online Conference Featuring New Library Technologies

January 10, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

Califa, in partnership with InfoPeople, is pleased to be presenting The Edgy Librarian, an online web conference featuring many of the new technologies being used in libraries, and show-and-tell sessions from libraries using those new services.  The event is produced by LearningTimes.

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LearningTimes Announces Release of Museum Handheld Survey Results

January 05, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

The results of the 2009 Museum Handheld Survey are now available online.  Why do or don’t museums use handheld guides? How do museums perceive the medium’s future? What are the biggest challenges? And how can we improve knowledge sharing in this field? 

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Emotional Literacy Online Conference

November 16, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

"Building Emotionally Literate Schools" is a unique online professional development program based on the RULER model of emotional literacy developed by Dr. Marc Brackett. 

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Free Smithsonian Online Conference on Climate Change

September 23, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

The Smithsonian is addressing the global challenge of climate change with special exhibitions and ongoing research. You can participate in these investigations and deepen your understanding through the Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Climate Change.

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American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Offers Virtual Access to National Conference & Exhibition

September 01, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

AASL produces "bthere Virtual Track Pass" to extend the AASL annual national conference experience to all school librarians, not just those able to participate in person. The virtual conference will provide a parallel experience to conference attendees, including: eight webinars, an online Research Symposium, a daily conference update, and bloggers and forums sharing discussions from the sessions and colleagues in the halls of the Convention Center.

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American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) 2009 Online Conference

August 20, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

To address the need of tighter budgets and limited travel, you are invited to participate in the first-ever Online AASLH Conference. Sessions have been hand-picked by the AASLH Annual Meeting Program Committee and are considered to be among some of the best at the 2009 AASLH Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

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Using Virtual Reality for Stakeholder Engagement: An Online Conference in Second Life®

July 17, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

PublicDecisions, the Online Academy For Stakeholder Engagement, conducts an online mini-conference on stakeholder engagement in SecondLife. The event is produced by LearningTimes, and co-sponsored by New York Law School, National Issues Forums, Public Agenda, Involve, and The World Café.

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Online Summer Institute for Community Colleges

June 02, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

Community College faculty, staff and administrators are invited to participate in two-days of unique professional development activities. The Online Summer Institute for Community Colleges (OSICC) will be held completely over the Internet and offers brilliant keynote and featured speakers, and many opportunities for collaboration and networking.

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Smithsonian Institution to Offer Free Online Education Conferences

January 14, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

The Smithsonian and LearningTimes, LLC have joined together to launch the first in a series of free online education conferences. Through live presentations, moderated forums, and demonstrations of resource materials, Smithsonian curators will lead participants in explorations of Smithsonian research and collections.

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"Stepping Into Science" Conference in Second Life

January 10, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes are pleased to announce an exciting conference featuring science and virtual worlds. On January 30th we are "Stepping Into Science" and taking the day to explore the possibilities of using virtual worlds to learn about and teach science.

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Positive Behavior Support Online Conference

January 07, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

New York City Department of Education and LearningTimes Produce Online Conference on Educating Children with Disruptive Behavior.  This special online conference was developed with NYCDOE District 75 for professionals working with students who are severely emotionally challenged, multiply disabled, and/or on the autism spectrum.

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Online Conference Explores Impact of 3D across Industries

September 07, 2007  |   LearningTimes News

LearningTimes and the Association of Virtual worlds announce a ground-breaking two-day 3D Online Conference: "3D Immersive: The Next Dimension in 21st Century Enterprise".

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