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Submission + - 'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Tradition (chronicle.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Educational badges, which seem like a playful riff on Boy Scout skill patches, pose an existential crisis for colleges and universities. If students can collect credentials from MITx and Khan Academy and other free Web sites, why go to a campus?
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'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Tradition

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