Here is the thesis of Mozilla Open Badges:
Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school. Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web — through a shared infrastructure that’s free and open to all. The result: helping learners everywhere display 21st century skills, unlock career and educational opportunities, and level up in their life and work.
And Geeklist knows that IT resumes don’t work:
Anyone who’s tried hiring knows resume’s, especially for developers, do not work. They just don’t show-off what developers have really done or who they did it with in any tangible way. We are disrupting the status-quo of resumes and creating social communication tools for developers and those who wish to hire them.
How about a Khan Academy version for IT? Or one that combines online and in-person, face-to-face interaction? IT education is ripe for bucking the traditional classroom, or should I say complementing it?