We Do, In Fact, Need Some (Non-Stinking) Badges

May 20, 2011

Catchy title for a blog post, no?  Kevin Carey provides a glimpse of the future with regard to open educational resources and open credentials.

Money quote:

These disparate elements are beginning to form an entire ecosystem for teaching and crediting human knowledge and skill, one that exists entirely outside the traditional colleges and universities that use their present monopoly on the credentialing franchise to extract increasingly large sums of money from students.

Lost track of the original cultural reference?

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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