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*RESEARCH DATA SERVICES (RDS) @ Georgia State University Library: GSU Data Ready! Badges


GSU Data Ready! Badges Micro-Credentials!

Earn multiple digital micro-credential badges! Get your badges immediately! Share your badges to show off your skills!


HOW do I earn Badges?

WHAT Badges can I earn? 

Software & Coding Training Badges | Data Ready! Badge |

WHY should I earn Badges?

START earning Badges!


More questions? See the FAQs at the bottom of this page or Contact Dr. Mandy.

How to earn GSU Data Ready! Badges

How do I earn GSU Data Ready! Badges?

CLICK HERE for a VIDEO WALK-THROUGH of below steps.

  1. See the BADGES boxes on this page for which Library's Research Data Services (RDS) workshops have badges:
    1. BADGES - Software & Coding Training [11 total badges]
    2. BADGE - Data Ready! Badge [1 total badge]
  2. Find listings of workshops to attend or watch:
    1. Live workshops  
    2. Recorded workshops 
  3. After completing the workshops in a badge series:
    1. Go to the GSU Library's Stacks course catalog
    2. LOGIN FIRST! Click Login option at the top right (do NOT use the Non-GSU Login option)
    3. Sign in with your GSU CampusID / password
    4. Scroll to and click the appropriate course:
      1. Software & Coding Training [GSU Data Ready! Badges] course
      2. Data Ready! Badge [GSU Data Ready! Badges] course
    5. Click the Enroll button to join the badge course.
  4. Go to the badge course page, where different page sections -- called "modules" -- correspond to the different badges.
  5. Complete the required quizzes for a badge -- once you score a perfect score on all the badge's quizzes...
  6. CONGRATS on earning your badge! You'll automatically receive your badge from the Badgr / Canvas Badges system.
    1. NOTE: 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, Dr. Mandy, the Library's Research Data Services (RDS) Department Head.
  7. Share your badge! (1) post it on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, (2) embed code on websites, or (3) email or text direct links to your Badgr / Canvas Badges Backpack [requires Badgr / Canvas Badges account].

Questions?

See the FAQs at the bottom of this page -- More questions? Contact Dr. Mandy.

BADGE - Data Ready! Badge [1 badge]


BADGE - Data Ready! Badge

[1 badge]

Data Ready! badge and video tutorials cover core data literacy skills with real-life examples and expose students to a variety of data tools.


Data Ready! Badge

Fundamental Tools and Concepts

Go Earn the Badge!

 

Bite-size intros to data literacy!

Videos within the Data Ready! Badge video series:

Why should I earn GSU Data Ready! Badges?


Why should I earn GSU Data Ready! Badges? 


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. 

Applying for jobs? 

Add your badges to your résumé or CV, to Portfolium (gsu.portfolium.com), or to the Licenses & Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile.

Describe the skills you learned using GSU's College-to-Career (CTC) Competency Skills – learn more at collegetocareer.gsu.edu

 

Got the job interview? Talk up your data skills! For example:

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.

 

Applying for graduate school? 

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.

 


The GSU Data Ready! Badges program resonates with the GSU's Strategic Plan, particularly with the following goals from the Beyond College to Career focus and Student Success 2.0 focus:

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.

VIDEO WALK-THROUGH - How to Earn GSU Data Ready! Badges

How do I earn GSU Data Ready! Badges?

BADGES - Software & Coding Training [11 badges]


BADGES - Software & Coding Training

[11 badges]

Software & Coding Training badges and workshops cover skills in quantitative & qualitative data analysis, data visualization, and data collection & discovery.


NOTE: We discontinued our Web Scraping Ready! Badge as of 7/19/2023 due to Twitter's change in API access.
 
Data Viz Ready! Badge [3 workshops]
Tableau Software & Social Explorer Tool Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

GIS Ready! Badge [2 workshops]
ArcGIS Mapping Visualization Software Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

NVivo Ready! Badge [2 workshops]
Qualitative Data Analysis Software Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

NVivo Team Ready! Badge [2 workshops]
Qualitative Data Analysis Software - Research Teams Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

Python Ready! Badge [3 workshops]
Quantitative Data Analysis Coding Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

Python & Machine Learning Ready! Badge [3 workshops]
Fundamentals of Supervised / Machine Learning Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

R Basics Ready! Badge [2 workshops]
Quantitative Data Analysis Coding Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

R Advanced Ready! Badge [2 workshops]
Quantitative Data Analysis Coding Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

SAS Ready! Badge [2 workshops]
Quantitative Data Analysis Coding Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

SPSS Ready! Badge [2 workshops]
Quantitative Data Analysis Software Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!

 

Stata Ready! Badge [3 workshops]
Quantitative Data Analysis Coding Training

Workshops Info | Go Earn the Badge!


Teaching at GSU? Assign our Badges -- no extra work for YOU!

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 / Canvas Badges email notification, or (2) having them create a Badgr account to then send you a link to their badge in their Badgr / Canvas Badges Backpack.

It's that simple and requires no content creation by you!

Our GSU Data Ready! Badges tracks: Software & Coding Training | Data Ready! Badge Video Series


FAQs


What is a "digital micro-credential badge"?

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 / Canvas Badges "Open Badges" system to award verifiable badges.

Who can earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges?
Current GSU students, faculty, and staff can earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges. A current and active GSU CampusID is required to sign in.

Can GSU Alumni or Non-GSU people earn the GSU Data Ready! 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.

Can GSU Alumni and Non-GSU people still attend data workshops?

Yes. GSU alumni and Non-GSU people are welcome to attend live workshops or recorded workshops -- but see our Workshops Etiquette & Policies page for applicable policies.

Is there a cost for earning the GSU Data Ready! Badges?

No. Attending the data workshops and earning GSU Data Ready! Badges is FREE! 

Can I get course credit for earning the GSU Data Ready! Badges?

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.

What is the time and effort commitment for attending workshops and completing the quizzes to earn the badge?
  • Software & Coding Training Badges: 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 / Canvas Badges.
  • Data Ready! Badge: The Data Ready! Badge video series has 9 videos averaging about 10-minutes apiece covering various foundational data concepts and tools. There are 10 total quiz questions to earn the badge. Once you score 100% on all the badge module's quiz, you'll automatically receive your badge from Badgr / Canvas Badges.
Does watching a recorded workshop count toward earning a badge?

Yes. You can attend a live workshop OR watch a recorded workshop -- both count to earn Software & Coding Training badges and the Data Ready! Badge. 

Does attending a live workshop count toward earning a badge?

Yes. Attending a live workshop counts to earn all of our badges.

What if I miss an earlier workshop(s) in a series -- can I attend the later one?

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.

Can I attend a workshop if I haven't registered?

Yes, but: See our Workshops Etiquette & Policies page for details about registration, attendance, etc.

I did all the quizzes and I didn't get my badge -- what's going on?

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.

Am I required to create a Badgr / Canvas Badges account to earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges?

No, but recommended. While not required to receive badges, we recommend creating a Badgr / Canvas Badges account so you can take advantage of Badgr / Canvas Badges Backpack feature for easily sharing your digital badges with others.

Will my GSU Data Ready! Badge expire?

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.

Is there a way to verify the GSU Data Ready! Badges to ensure their credibility?

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.

I teach at GSU -- may I assign GSU Data Ready! Badges to students in my GSU course for required or extra credit?

Yes, please do! See our suggestions for ways you might integrate our badges into your course or program curriculum.

I teach but not at GSU -- may I assign GSU Data Ready! Badges to students in my Non-GSU course for required or extra credit?

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.

Does attending a Data in the ATL talk or Data Empowered Event count toward GSU Data Ready! Badges?

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.

I have more questions -- who can I ask?

Contact Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Head of the Library's Research Data Services (RDS) Department.