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Yesterday marked the deadline for the first round of submissions for the 2011Digital Media and Learning Competition. This year's topic: designing badges (and the supporting research) for lifelong learning.

The DML Competition is tapping into a larger project underway byMozilla, with support from the MacArthur Foundation (among others). TheOpen Badges Projectis working to create an alternative -- and accepted -- form of certification that combines merit-earned badges with an open infrastructure framework. Yes, much like the badges often associated with Boy or Girl Scouts, these badges are meant to help showcase various skills and competencies.

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