Earn multiple digital micro-credential badges! Get your badges immediately! Share your badges to show off your skills!
Data Ready! badge and video tutorials cover core data literacy skills with real-life examples and expose students to a variety of data tools.
Videos within the Data Ready! Badge video series:
Integrate GSU Data Ready! Badges into your course or program curriculum! Students can attend live workshops or recorded workshops on their own time, go to the GSU Library's Stacks course catalog to join/"enroll" in the appropriate GSU Data Ready! Badge course, and complete quiz learning assessments to earn badges. Then have students share their badge with you by either (1) having them forward their Badgr email notification, or (2) having them create a Badgr account to then send you a link to their badge in their Badgr Backpack.
It's that simple and requires no content creation by you!
Software & Coding Training badges and workshops cover skills in quantitative & qualitative data analysis, data visualization, and data collection & discovery.
Data skills are highly valued by today's employers -- "the most lucrative skill[s] to have" and "the most valuable skill[s] you can learn." By earning GSU Data Ready! Badges, you demonstrate to potential employers that you are committed to growing the data skills that they look for in hires.
Describe the skills you learned using GSU's College-to-Career (CTC) Competency Skills – learn more at collegetocareer.gsu.edu
Talk about how knowing data analysis programs like R or SPSS will help you analyze data to improve the company's or organization's services.
Talk about how you can use Tableau to make interactive data visualization dashboards for company/organization client engagement.
Tell graduate programs what you learned and how you are now better prepared to be successful in their program.
The programs will see your initiative as great preparation for the data skills you'll be learning during your graduate studies.
1.2 Develop students’ digital skills through an infusion of content into the general education curriculum and through certificates or micro-credentialing at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
3.2 Expand availability of high-demand degree programs and other credentials at the graduate level with attention to student needs around instructional modality (online, face-to-face, hybrid), affordability and connection to local, national and global workforce needs.
A digital badge/micro-credential is a visual symbol of accomplishment. They can be awarded for any definable achievement and earned in many learning environments, games, or the workplace. We are using the GSU Stacks/Canvas system and the Badgr "Open Badges" system to award verifiable badges.
No. Only current GSU students, faculty, and staff can earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges. GSU Alumni and NON-GSU people cannot earn badges because the badge system requires a current and active CampusID.
No. Attending the data workshops and earning GSU Data Ready! Badges is FREE!
No. Attending the data workshops and earning GSU Data Ready! Badges is an extra-curricular, non-credit-bearing option for building your data skills. Sometimes professors will require earning badges in their courses for required or extra credit.
Each badge requires completing 2-3 workshops, typically about 5-7.5 hours of time commitment for the workshops in total. The number of total quiz questions to earn a badge typically range between 10 to 15 (roughly 5 questions per workshop) and are a mix of multiple choice, true/false, or matching. Once you score 100% on all the badge module's quizzes, you'll automatically receive your badge from Badgr.
Yes, but: You must watch the recording of the earlier workshop(s) before attending a later workshop, because later workshops in a series often build on the knowledge learned in the earlier workshops.
Yes, but: See our Workshops Etiquette & Policies page for details about registration, attendance, etc.
Sometimes there is a delay in receiving the badge email notification or it showing up in the Badges tab -- check back in 1-3 days, and if your badge is still not showing, contact Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, the Library's Research Data Services (RDS) Department Head.
No, but recommended. While not required to receive badges, we recommend creating a Badgr account so you can take advantage of Badgr's Backpack feature for easily sharing your digital badges with others.
No. The GSU Data Ready! Badges do not expire. Your badge will have the issue date on it to indicate when you received the badge.
Yes. Every badge page indicates that it's been verified, provides a Re-verify Badge button to verify on the spot, and includes an Independently Verify Badge link to Open Badges 2.0 Validator to validate the badge and verify the recipient.
Yes, please do! See our suggestions for ways you might integrate our badges into your course or program curriculum.
No. Only GSU course instructors can assign GSU Data Ready! Badges for required or extra credit because only current GSU affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) can earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges. Non-GSU students are welcome to attend live workshops or recorded workshops, and Non-GSU instructors are welcome to assign workshops and create their own approach for having students verify workshop attendance. NOTE: We cannot track attendance for you.
No. Only workshops in which a methodology and/or a software application is taught and that involve learning specific data/methods skills count toward the badges; Data in the ATL talks and Data Empowered Events do not meet these specific outcomes.
Contact Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Head of the Library's Research Data Services (RDS) Department.