NPR's Marketplace Money interviews Cathy Davidson about badges on today's show: "An alternative to the college degree?"
"So let's say I don't have a college degree. Can I go out with my collection of digital badges and a critical thinking score and compete with college grads for jobs? Not yet. But Davidson says big tech companies like Google and Microsoft are already using badges in hiring, and as more employers start taking alternative credentials seriously, they could challenge the monopoly of the traditional college degree."