Sunday, December 13, 2015

We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges… Or Do We? - Edward Abeyta, Evolllution

“Badges without taxonomies, without some shared understanding, without rubrics, are meaningless,” notes Matthew Pittinsky, an assistant research professor in the school of social and family dynamics at Arizona State University and founder of Parchment, a credentials-management company. The notion of a student obtaining one large qualification rather than offer an array of micro-credentials (badges) is a thing of the past. From an employer’s point of view, the value of hiring a person with numerous mini-qualifications and a diploma provides a higher confidence in their investment as opposed to the risk involved in hiring a “blue chip” student from a brand name university. http://evolllution.com/programming/credentials/we-dont-need-no-stinking-badges-or-do-we/

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