Opening New Pathways to Opportunities with HASTAC

About this Series

Today, more than ever, traditional modes of assessment fail to capture the learning that happens everywhere and at every age. Digital badges are a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of peoples’ skills, knowledge, accomplishments and competencies. Join us throughout the month for a series of webinars and Twitter chats on why a wide range of learners are turning to digital badges as pathways to new academic and economic opportunities.

Monthly Webinar Series

Calendar

Why Should You Care About Digital Badges?
10:00 AM PST
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Featuring Cathy Davidson
4:00 PM PST
Twitter Chat
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Badges in Higher Education
11:00 AM PST
Discovering Pathways Through Connected Learning
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Featuring Craig Watkins
4:00 PM PST
Twitter Chat
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Insights from Chicago's Summer of Learning
11:00 AM PST
Recognizing and Assessing Out-of-School Learning
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Featuring Dan Hickey
4:00 PM PST
Twitter Chat
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Badges and Motivation
2:00 PM PST
Do-It-Yourself Badges
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Featuring Carla Casilli

Partners

HASTAC ("haystack") is an alliance of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities.

Bios

Cathy N. Davidson, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and recently appointed to the National Humanities Council by President Obama, is a leading innovator of new ideas and methods for learning and professional development--in school, in the workplace, and in everyday life. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on institutional change at universities, corporations, non-profits and other organizations. Along with David Theo Goldberg, she founded the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) to advance partnerships between the human sciences, arts, social sciences and technology.

David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D., is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Executive Director of the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. Along with Cathy Davidson, he founded the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) to advance partnerships between the human sciences, arts, social sciences and technology.

Sheryl Grant is Director of Social Networking for the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition and a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science.

Mandy is the Director of Administration for HASTAC and the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition.

Emily Zeamer assists in the development and implementation of UC-wide digital humanities initiatives for UCHRI, as well as helping to coordinate the HASTAC Digital Media and Learning (DML) Competition.