Data Science Badges and News

Data Science Badges and News

Here are links to articles and videos about my experiences with IBM data science badges. I earned these badges after completing courses through

Coletta’s Data Science Badges

I enjoy learning new things and going back to school is one way that I keep up-to-date with the latest in bleeding-edge technology. The courses I’ve taken at, IBM developerWorks and IBM Watson Academy have been instrumental in helping my career grow.

Below are all of the IBM open badges that I’ve earned in the past 2 years. You can also view a verified list of these badges on my Acclaim profile.

Pearson Interviews Coletta About Digital Badges

After earning 4 IBM digital badges from (formerly called Big Data University), Pearson noticed my accomplishments and asked for an interview.

Here’s the link to the story:

A consultant improves her employability by taking open badge data science courses

Coletta is a Case Study for Digital Badges

My story of how I filled an employment gap in my resume with IBM data science digital badges resonated with a lot of people. Pearson used my story as a case study to show how effective digital badges can be.

Here’s the link to the story:

Online Badges: Giving Learners More Choice and Making it Easier for Employers to Compare Job Candidates

IBM Shares Coletta’s Digital Badge Story

In April 2016, Person sent a crew to my home office to shoot video while they interviewed me about how I earned IBM data science digital badges to fix an employment gap in my resume. They made two videos. A short video that covers the highlights, and a longer video that tells the whole story.

Here’s the short version:

And, here’s the long version:

IBM shared my video on one of their websites.

Here’s the link to the story:

IBM Skills Gateway > Badges

Coletta Shares Her Story at SXSWedu 2017

Coletta Teske presents at SXSW 2017

Pearson asked me to be part of a panel discussion on the workforce shift to alternative credentials at SXSWedu 2017. The panel discussion got off to a good start even though I had a bit of stage fright. But, I got a few good laughs from the audience and our panel received a nice write-up in Education Dive.

Here’s the link to the story:

Monday at SXSWedu 2017: Equity and teachers as innovation engines

The Hechinger Report Interviews Coletta About Digital Badges

As I waited for a cab to take me to the airport after a week of fun and learning at SXSWedu 2017, I met the senior editor of The Hechinger Report. She needed a ride to the airport and I needed someone to talk to during the ride. I really enjoyed our conversation and she enjoyed my digital badge story. It fit into a story idea she had formed during the conference.

Here’s the link to the story:

When a College Degree Isn’t Enough: Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements

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