Published In

College & Research Libraries News

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Subjects

Information literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher), Information services -- User education, Competency-based education -- Curricula, Instructional systems -- Design

Abstract

This opinion essay does not present badging best practices or a discussion of badging procedures. Rather, it presents my personal, theoretical views as to why I will not use badges again. Reflecting over the past three years, I have realized that our use of badges re-created and reinforced traditional powers structures in the classroom. I now view badges as a symptom of a systemic and insidious problem in higher education: neoliberalism.

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Copyright © 2017 The Author

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18969

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