Have you taken, or are considering taking a workshop, offered by the Educational Technology Services department located in the STICC? Starting this winter semester, the STICC will be offering digital badges for those who take the Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint workshops.
A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you have earned. You earn badges through a process in which you learn a skill and complete the challenges for that particular skill, given by the issuer of the badge. Badges are used as a method of showing one’s achievement in a particular area. They can play an important role in establishing your digital resume (a digital compilation of your skills and achievements). They can be showcased on your social media sites, your professional social sites (i.e. LinkedIn, etc.), your personal websites and blogs, and other areas as well.
The badge certification is optional. Workshop attendees may still take the workshops without going through the badge earning process. However, if you are interested in earning a badge, here are a few things you should know.
There are five types of badges to earn, each requiring the participant pass a proficiency test with a score 70% or higher.
a. A Word Series badge: Participants must take the Level 1, 2 and 3 Word workshops, and pass the Word proficiency test.
b. An Excel Series badge: Participants must take the Level 1, 2 and 3 Excel workshops, and pass the Excel proficiency test.
c. PowerPoint Series badge: Participants must take the Level 1, 2 and 3 PowerPoint workshops, and pass the PowerPoint proficiency test.
d. A Microsoft Workshop level 1 badge: Participants must take the Level 1 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint workshops, and pass the Level 1 proficiency test.
e. A Microsoft Workshop level 2 badge: Participants must take the Level 1 and 2 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint workshops, and pass the Level 2 proficiency test.
We are very excited about offering our students, faculty, and alumni the opportunity to expand upon their skills, while receiving recognition for their efforts. Digital badges are a futuristic approach of allowing a person to build upon their degree and other talents that will continue to flourish. Call the STICC at 313-927-1582 to sign up for our workshops and start building upon your digital resume!