Certificate of Affirmation is our
response to your need for meaningful
documentation of your personal participation
in studies at Free-Ed.Net. It is our
21st century version of a diploma.
You should be clearly aware of at least
three significant differences between this document and
a certificate of completion or diploma from traditional
schools of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The document states that you are
currently participating in a certain study
program. It does not say you have "successfully
completed" it. Why not? In the 21st century
education paradigm, you never exhaust all available
learning opportunities for any significant
subject. You might quit studying it, but you are
never really finished. Hence, there is no mention of
actually completing the work.
Free-Ed.Net does not directly
endorse your work. Why not? Because it is
impossible for Free-Ed.Net to accurately track the
time, effort, and quality of work for more than a
half-million unique learners that work here each
month. Anything we might cobble together to
say about you and your work doesn't really matter,
anyway. The actual body of your work matters much
more. This certificate is your own, personal, and
formal affirmation that you are building a
significant body of work.
This document states that you are
prepared to present your personal
Learning Journal as evidence of your active
participation. This feature adds a bedrock of
credibility that is vital for both you and
Free-Ed.Net. In the 21st century education paradigm,
what you actually can do carries far more weight
than a "note from the teacher" that implies you have
managed to satisfy the requirements of a traditional
school or a set of standards mandated by a
Look for this
panel on the page that includes or links
directly to the subject you are studying. It
is essential that you select that particular
panel, because it contains the specific
course program that appears on your
Click the PRINT IT button on the
panel to see a printable version of your certificate.
Check the name of the study program to
make sure it relates to you study program.
Note: Free-Ed.Net does not
presently provide a certificate for every available
topic. You simply need to select one that is as
close as possible. There is no certificate
specifically for the art of drawing and painting.
However, there is a certificate for Studio Art.
When you see the appropriate certificate
on your monitor screen, use the Print function on your
own browser to print the page.
code, located on the lower-right portion of your
certificate point to the study program you have
selected. This makes it easy for you to show an
interviewer or potential employer exactly what you are
studying at Free-Ed.Net. This is also useful when
you make multiple copies of your certificate, and leave
them with those who have some interest in the source of