Mozilla Releases Long-Discussed Software to Offer ‘Badges’ for Learning

Jake New, Observatoire de Paris, Mar 23, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Dismissive article from the Chronicle about the launch of the Mozilla badge initiative. "Similar to Boy Scout badges that represent pitching a tent or riding a horse, the digital badges denote specific skills that employers might look for, like community service, social networking, or experience with HTML." Among those misrepresented in the article are the Boy Scouts, who don't have badges for "riding a horse" or "pitching a tent," but whose badges for horsemanship and camping actually represent substantial achievements.

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