Peter Stokes is exec­u­tive director of post­sec­ondary inno­va­tion in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. He’s sup­portive of the con­cept behind badges, and thinks there are no real tech­nical obsta­cles to making them work. But Stokes remains skep­tical of badges having a major impact on higher edu­ca­tion, at least for now.

The big chal­lenge with the badge is to create cur­rency in the market,” Stokes says.

UC Davis is one of the first tra­di­tional insti­tu­tions to give badging a whirl. Purdue Uni­ver­sity has also been a pioneer.

 

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