Long version of presentation at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week. The argument is that we have to think about what to learn and to encourage frequent participation in learning. The question is how to encourage people, who tend not to participate - these are usually those who have a lower level of formal education and are older. However, these two groups are most likely to be affected by automation and other changes to our economies. Recognising people's acquired skill level through digital badges and connecting these to recognition pathways can be a way to ensure empower all learner groups - and to aid skills matching in the labour market.