This presentation suggests the need of opening a dialogue to explore the value of digital technologies outside of formal educational settings. some of the questions to be explored are: Are schools doing enough to embrace expanded learning? Can ‘open badges’ provide an alternative to traditional mechanisms of knowledge recognition? Can creativity be assessed? How will these new currencies affect our teaching and learning practices? How can we provide an education that remains meaningful beyond graduation? how should we rethink education in the 21st century?