I’m acting as a facilitator today at The Sprout Fund’s Digital Badges Forum for Pittsburgh Employers. Employers are the last piece in the digital badging ecosystem: after earners receive their badges from issuing organizations, there need to be badge “consumers” who accept and recognize the value of the badges people have earned. Today’s mission is to orient more people to digital badging so that Pittsburgh becomes a true City of Learning: a place where kids and adults can have transformative learning experiences, get rewarded for their achievement, and then translate those learning experiences into practical job skills and career advancement. It’s a tall order, but Pittsburgh is primed for the task. This is an inspiring, energized place to be in education, and today’s an exciting next step in the digital badging journey. Stay tuned on Twitter and follow @learnpgh for more updates!