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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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Ford, E. (2017). To badge or not to badge? From “yes” to “never again”. College & Research Libraries News, 78(1), 20-21.