Will SNHU’s New Acquisition Finally Help Tip Digital Badges in Higher Education?

Will Southern New Hampshire University’s new acquisition finally help tip digital badges in higher education?

Reported by Education Dive, SNHU’s acquisition of Chicago-based LRNG, a leader in game-based learning and digital badges, is an attempt to utilize community-based digital learning as competency-based credit for their College for America program.

The takeaway? While stackable degrees and badge-based certifications have been long predicted about in higher ed, could this new partnership help get us closer? And if so, are our institutions willing or prepared to provide credit for these prior learning competencies?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.