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Why Get a Pricey Diploma When Badges Tell Employers More? - Forbes

Why Get a Pricey Diploma When Badges Tell Employers More? - Forbes | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Against the backdrop of a student loan bubble, the high cost of four-year college, and an extremely difficult job market, alternate forms of skill certification are gaining steam. Chief among these is the digital badge.
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An Early Education In Financial Literacy| Girls Scouts Design Their Own Badges - Forbes

An Early Education In Financial Literacy| Girls Scouts Design Their Own Badges - Forbes | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Guy Raz talks to Alisha Niehaus of the Girl Scouts of the USA about the update, the first major restructuring of the badge system since 1987: “…we’re really a girl-led, girl-driven organization,” says Niehaus. “So we went to the girls and we said, what are you interested in learning, what do you think will prepare you for success, and what do you want and need for the next century? So that’s how we got all our new categories.”

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