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BadgeStack Single Sign-On Now Available Through IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability

Learners Can Now Move Effortlessly Between Existing Learning Management Systems and New Badge-Empowered Communities (January 04, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/12 -- Today, LearningTimes, LLC announced that its new BadgeStack™ badge-based learning system is IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability (BLTI) v1.0 conformant. BadgeStack is the first and only standards-based system designed specifically for badge-empowered, formal and informal learning. The innovative system gives organizations of all kinds the power to issue badges that reward and recognize skill and knowledge acquisition as well as social and professional engagement within a learning community.

BadgeStack is excited to be able to offer optional single sign-on (SSO) support by way of IMS Global Learning Consortium BLTI interoperability. Organizations can now seamlessly integrate their BLTI-enabled learning management systems and platforms with BadgeStack and let account management handle itself.

"IMS's Basic Learning Tools Interoperability standards support seamless integration and interaction between learning systems," said Dr. Rob Abel, Ed. D., Chief Executive Officer of IMS Global Learning Consortium, "and we're excited to see adoption of BLTI standards in the emerging field of badge-based learning with systems like BadgeStack."

"Adhering to IMS interoperability standards means that organizations can allow learners to move effortlessly between their existing course environments and their new social, lifelong, badge-empowered learning communities," reported Jonathan Finkelstein, LearningTimes founder and director of the BadgeStack Project. "With an impressive list of BLTI conformant systems, it also helps contain BadgeStack development costs, as we do not need to do a custom integration with every LMS. It's been a big help to us."

BadgeStack is already in use by some of the world's best-known education-minded systems. It's built with open standards at the core to make it simple for learners to showcase their badges, content experts to re-purpose their best content, and organizations to make BadgeStacking part of their community ecosystem.

Contact LearningTimes today for more information and a BadgeStack demo.

About LearningTimes
LearningTimes provides tools and expertise to the world's most innovative organizations to create powerful interactive online learning experiences. More than 500 industry leaders like MIT, the Smithsonian Institution, Intuit, AASLH, AAM, New York City Department of Education, and NASA, leverage the LearningTimes approach for badge-based learning, webcasts, online conferences, professional development training, and much more. Founded in 2002, LearningTimes is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

For more information, contact John Walber at 888-222-9749 or [email protected]. Visit LearningTimes on the Web at Learn more about BadgeStack at

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