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Simeon and I then discussed how we are approaching badges from a startup’s point of view. Youtopia is pioneering a way for people to receive public credit for doing good (volunteering, giving blood, contributing to a food drive, etc.), and MentorMob is helping life long learners organize free online content into top notch “Learning Playlists”—so both projects consider themselves prime candidates for badges, which can:

  • Motivate and encourage the completion of tasks and lessons
  • Serve as a record keeping tool for participants
  • Advertise a badge earner’s accomplishment publicly
  • Identify trustworthy programs and curriculum