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Whom Will Digital Badges Empower? Sociological Perspectives on Digital Badges

  title={Whom Will Digital Badges Empower? Sociological Perspectives on Digital Badges},
  author={Michael Olneck},
Advocates laud digital badges for empowering learners in new and valuable ways. Badges can, they claim, recognize and credential learning acquired outside the confines of formal schooling, are widely available and affordable, will appeal to employers for their granular measurement of what individuals know and, more importantly, can do, are modular and stackable, and offer individualized and personalized learning. Sociological theory and research, however, offer grounds for caution in expecting… Expand
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