Sheryl Grant from HASTAC recently posted a detailed summary of resources about uses of digital badges in higher education. It was a very timely post for me as I had been asked to draft just such a brief by an administrator at Indiana University where I work. Sheryl is the director of social networking for the MacArthur/Gates Badges for Lifelong Learning initiative. Her job leaves her uniquely knowledgeable about the explosive growth of digital badges in many settings, including colleges and universities. In this post, I want to explore one of the issues that Sheryl raised about the ways badges are being introduced in higher education, particularly as it relates to Indiana’s Universities.