FAQ's

  • A digital badge is a new micro-credential that validates and makes visible learning in both a formal and informal setting. The micro-credentialing movement was started by the MacArthur Foundation and has gained strong support from business and educational leaders.

    Digital badges allow people to demonstrate new skills and knowledge to prospective employers. The digital badge is displayed on an individual's LinkedIn profile page, and other social media sites, and validated with a click. Goodbye paper certificates. Hello digital credentialing!

    According to the MacArthur Foundation, “Digital badges are an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online. Badges are designed to make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings, and hold the potential to help transform where and how learning is valued”.

  • KSU’s digital badge programs are certified by BadgeCert; a third-party verification company. BadgeCert amplifies the digital badge concept to make it relevant in professional contexts.

    Visit the BadgeCert website for more information: https://badgecert.com/

  • Kennesaw State University offers various digital badge programs to facilitate the needs of your busy life. These programs operate on-demand and are available 24/7. You can access all available programs from any mobile-device, wherever you have internet access. Each program topic is distinct and engaging. Learners will be challenged in a gamified learning environment to quickly synthesize the array of information.
  • There are many ways that you can share your digital badge! You can share it on your digital resume, on social media sites, or within your own personal network. Kennesaw State University uses a third-party verification company that will assist in sharing your newly minted digital badge to LinkedIn.
  • KSU's digital badge programs in Higher Education are self-paced, online programs that incorporate gamified learning mechanics. Information is provided in the form of Quests and Challenges. You are assessed often as you tackle subject-matter, and you journey with peers who will contribute to your learning experience. The ideal candidate is anyone motivated to learn and immediately apply the skills taught.
  • KSU's digital badge progams in Exectuve Education allow people to demonstrate new skills and knowledge to prospective employers. These programs provide bite-sized content and rapid assessments. You learn as you go, mastering each new principle before tackling the next. The ideal candidate is anyone motivated to learn and immediately apply the skills taught.
  • Digital Badge programs are non-credit learning opportunities.
  • Currently financial aid is not available for digital badge programs.
  • Interested faculty please email badges@kennesaw.edu to request additional information.

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