Session Proposal: “Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges!” . . .

Universities are offering mega-classes online for no cost, the badge movement is growing, and it appears that Higher Education might be headed for a major overhall.

  • What exactly are “badges”?
  • Who is offering them?
  • Who is earning them?
  • Who is accepting them?
  • What do they mean for the future of Higher Education?

I think it would be great for everyone to share what they know about this growing phenomenon.

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About Michelle Kassorla

Michelle Kassorla is a Lecturer in the WISE/QEP program at Clark Atlanta University. She has a Ph.D. in Ethnic American Literatures from Bowling Green State University, a Master's Degree in English from Humboldt State University, and a Bachelors in English and Journalism from Bowling Green State University.

2 Responses to Session Proposal: “Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges!” . . .

  1. This is a great idea for a discussion to have. The whole badge movement championed by Cathy Davidson and others bothers me in a way, but it also excites me because it suggests a new way of evaluating students. For those interested, take a look at Davidson’s Now You See It (

  2. Another place to look is this post from the THATCamp Games blog:

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