To Badge or Not to Badge? From “Yes” to “Never Again”College & Research Libraries News
- Information literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher),
- Information services -- User education,
- Competency-based education -- Curricula,
- Instructional systems -- Design
AbstractThis 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.
Citation InformationFord, E. (2017). To badge or not to badge? From “yes” to “never again”. College & Research Libraries News, 78(1), 20-21.