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Yes, we do need some stinking badges!

badges for academic achievement

DIgital badges have the potential to open recognition and reputation marking for academics. Here are some links to a couple of thought pieces on the use of digital badges for academic recognition.

The first is a piece originally appearing on the PLoS Blog.

http://cybersocialstructure.org/2010/06/08/post-publication-peer-review-its-in-your-future/

The second is a PDF about the need for and the design of a "recognition commons" for academics:

http://www.slideshare.net/BruceCaron/recognition-commons

 

Badges can port all of the recognition now available through publishing, organizational affiliations, prizes, and other accomplishments onto a single badge space on profiles, blogs, and publications.

 

How would a "recognition commons" make your career better?

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