Insurgent Credentials: A Challenge to Established Institutions of Higher Education? | Michael Olneck on HASTAC | e-Assessment |

Review of a paper by Professor Michael Olneck...


'Michael frames badges as a disruptive force within higher education, provoking his readers (initially directed towards sociologists) to evaluate the assumptions and norms of traditional institutions to legitimize and certify knowledge and skills. As Michael writes, his paper "establishes the need to develop sociological explanations for recent developments of certification of skill and knowledge mastery as possible substitutes for, or supplements to, conventional college and university degrees."'

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