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The Engaged Black Bear (EBB) is an innovative digital badging initiative, created to aid the University of Maine in meeting its vision to become the "most distinctively student-centered and community engaged of all the American Research Universities." EBB Learning Pathway Digital Badges were created to engage undergraduate students at three levels - taking them from a participant to leader within a chosen area of interest. Pathways include important societal issues such as: Global Perspectives, Service to Community and Environmental Stewardship. Badges are awarded to students who meet the defined criteria and provide evidence of their experiences, extending their learning beyond the classroom.


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