from site (linked above)
We are partnering with schools, businesses, cities, and community institutions such as libraries and museums, nationwide and around the globe, to create a 21st century learning experience for learners everywhere.
launched after much money/years of research – via macarthur foundation – headed by Connie Yowell.
A nonprofit backed by the MacArthur Foundation is preparing to give digital learning a mighty jolt with the rollout of LRNG, a new platform designed to help close the achievement gap for children ages 13 and up.
Collective Shift, unveiled early this month as the new hub for the MacArthur Foundation’s investments in digital education, received $25 million from the foundation to introduce LRNG, which it hopes will become a “new ecosystem” for 21st-century learning.
MacArthur previously backed pilot programs in four “Cities of Learning” that served 100,000 kids last summer. Now Collective Shift is overseeing expansion into 10 new cities, to be announced in early 2016. The program’s goal is to engage a million young people in 70 cities by the year 2018.
LRNG will absorb the digital efforts of the pilot cities — Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. — and incorporate new Cities of Learning as they roll out. But students everywhere will be able to access its content and build connections to their peers and others who support their learning goals.
So far Cities of Learning has focused on summer projects, but the program will go year-round next year under LRNG.
jan 2016 – calling all cities to take the challenge
Frank Catalano (@FrankCatalano) tweeted at 6:48 AM – 1 Nov 2018 :
Digital badges at the city level leading to college credit and workforce preparedness? That’s part of the vision as @SNHU and @WeAreLRNG merge https://t.co/ePiHq3EomM (@EdSurge @ByEmilyTate) #edtech (http://twitter.com/FrankCatalano/status/1057977804816449538?s=17)
Deborah Kauffman (@DSKauffman) tweeted at 7:09 AM on Sat, Nov 17, 2018:
Look @monk51295 It’s finally happening! Your idea!!! https://t.co/PYJag3EjpK
Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) tweeted at 6:49 AM on Sat, Nov 17, 2018:
Cities of Learning, building on the work of @WeAreLRNG, named one of the top inspiring innovations in UK education
https://t.co/Hp2xAdrOg8 @RosieClayton https://t.co/fo1FyZRvCC
By connecting formal and informal learning opportunities, we are aiming to address this problem and give people clearer paths to progression and success.
Each City of Learning has its own ‘skills spine’, which creates a common language for learning and skills across a place and enables the creation of pathways and progression routes between different spheres of learning. Open badges, linked to the ‘skills spine’, recognise the knowledge, skills and capabilities gained and actively demonstrated by learners through different learning activities.
well.. not quite.. it/we won’t work until we let go of the measuring ness
ie: skills pine, open badges
wondering how/if badges might get in the way..