To Badge or Not?

Today I’m presenting at WILU 2016 in Vancouver, BC. My colleague Jost cannot join me, but I’m hoping for some productive discussion about badges, credentialing, learning outcomes, and the pitfalls of neoliberal approaches to education for students who, more and more, seem to want the commodity.

The more I’ve been thinking about and speaking about badges with colleagues, the more skeptical I have become of them. And this is at a time when my colleagues at work are beginning to have more interest in them and see ways to utilize them.

Here are my slides on Slideshare.