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Odelia Young1, Victoria Barnett2, Lona Running Wolf3, Justin Mason3
1Digital Promise, United States of America; 2Design Justice Network, United States of America; 3University of Montana Western, United States of America
This panel discussion will explore design considerations for recognition systems and technologies that aim to support inclusion and equity. Many of us see open badges and open recognition practices as tools for social good. But how well-founded is our optimism that these systems will in fact result in equitable inclusion for all people, and especially for people who are overlooked by conventional systems for recognition? For example, will micro-credentials foster greater access to those who are traditionally underserved by higher education, or will they reinforce existing divides in recognition and gate-keeping power structures? What can designers and recognition innovators do today to develop systems that truly support the inclusion of all people? Please join us in this important conversation.