Understanding Digital Badges

Does a college degree guarantee career success?
May 08, 2019

Does a college degree guarantee career success?

Imagine being eighteen years old, fresh out of high school and being faced with a life-altering choice: go to college, take out more debt than your teenage self can ever truly comprehend, graduate, get an entry-level job, and work your way up. Live the so-called “Dream.” Or, skip traditional higher education entirely and go directly into the workforce, where your wages may be lower over your lifetime, but so will your debt-to-income ratio.

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NO GUTS, NO GLORY: THE STORY OF METADATA
August 15, 2018

NO GUTS, NO GLORY: THE STORY OF METADATA

Imagine you invest your time in some form of training which requires weeks of classroom attendance, several projects and papers, and a final exam. There is true evidence of what you’re capable of doing as a result; you can prove your competencies. You receive a digital badge from the training provider, and it says: “Completed the ABC training course.”

Wait! What good is that?

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