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Pearson Partners with the University of North Texas to Increase Career...

Program offers students career development, job search skills and job-winning online profiles, leveraging Pearson’s digital learning content within …

Venture and Impact Investors Lead Investment in Digital Credentialing...

Credly increases total funding to $7 million as growing number of education providers and employers utilize credtech to recognize and validate …

Summer Reading Program once again proves to be successful

Every summer, hundreds of area children, teens and adults dedicate a portion of their time to bettering their minds through the Keene Memorial …

Education

EY to flag its staff's digital skills

Big Four firm to launch system of digital skills badges which staff can earn to “differentiate themselves” in the marketplace

Learning

Microcredentials show what you know

<i>Giving beginning teachers — as early as high school students exploring teaching — opportunities to demonstrate what they know is one strategy for</i> …

Digital credentialing goes beyond open badges

Badges are all the rage. Here’s a badge, there’s a badge - from L&D to Urban Outfitters, everybody can get a badge. But what if someone doesn’t want …

5 Common Misconceptions about Open Badges

There is a lot of excitement about the potential benefits of Open Badges (and for good reason!). However, even in the academic literature surrounding …

Going Big with Digital Badges

A badge is a digital representation of a skill, achievement, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments.<p>Skill badges- learner …

Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction

One trend that struck me as new at the recent IMS Global and ASU/GSV conferences was a ramping up of activity around digital badges. At the moment, …

Bachelor's Degree

NGSS to Issue Digital Badges for Great Science Content

The organization behind the Next Generation Science Standards wants to pick up the pace of submissions of lessons and units by offering a new digital …

Education

APS Badging Tips

Scaled Agile, Inc. Introduces Digital Badging for SAFe®...

SAFe-certified professionals can use the power of social sharing to make their skills known, target job opportunities, and provide easy verification …

Don't Ignore Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges

This week Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference advised attendees to “adopt social media <b>next</b> …

Learning

Leveling the Recognition of Learning

Open Badges for Higher Education with an emphasis on the Recognition of Learning and recognition networks

Learning

Teachers Customize Professional Development Through Microcredentials

Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.

Professional Development

Celebrate learning!

With Open Badge Factory you can avoid the fragmentation of your badge system. You can manage all your badges in one place but issue them on other …

Are You Giving Employees Tools They Actually Want to Use?

The lack of skilled talent is one of the most critical issues facing business today. Technology, business models, and global market dynamics are …

Learning

Structuring Customized Teacher PD Programs with Badges

When Sarah Tidwell (@SarahTidwell6) of Turner Unified School District first heard about badges, she didn’t immediately know how she would use them. …

When a College Degree Isn't Enough

Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements.<p>SEATTLE—Last June, Martin Chibwe, a computer-science major, graduated from Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, a liberal-arts campus with a hipster ethos that shuns letter grades and urges exploration (“We don’t tell you what to …

Education

It’s Time to Re-think Credentials… Here’s How.

If you have a diploma of some kind, where is it? For some of us this is not an easy question. I found my Bachelor’s degree here (see below). Right …

Certification Watch (Vol. 20, No. 16)

Written by GoCertify Staff<p>Page 1 of 2<p>In this week's roundup of the latest IT certification news, ISACA releases a new online training tool for …

Can digital badges help show the ‘co-op character’? - Co

What is the co-operative character and how can it be badged? The question was the main topic of Dr Doug Belshaw’s presentation at the Co-operative …

What Do You Stand For? Micro Credentials Define What Systems Value

A superintendent stands at a podium and clicks to the opening slide of the district’s new strategic plan. It reads “(insert your city) Children …

Community colleges begin linking digital badges, ePortfolios and recruiting matches

Digital credential pioneer Credly and Portfolium, an ePortfolio platform that makes a student’s academic and co-curricular experience searchable by …

Education

7 Reasons Talent Development and HR Leaders Should Adopt Open Badges

According to a recent Aberdeen Group report, four out of five businesses say they are facing a critical shortage of talent. And there are signals …

Human Resources

Harnessing The Power Of Technology To Bridge The Digital Skills Gap Among Young People

In our digital age, the UK is facing a major shortfall in relevant skills, an estimated 745,000 jobs now requiring some level of digital capability. …

Innovation

Why We Use Digital Badges at Del Lago Academy

By: Alec Barron. Here is why educators at Del Lago Academy, an Applied Science focused high school, developed a digital badging system for our …

Education

Partnership Enables Job Seekers to Demonstrate Verified Skills and...

Portfolium and Credly team up to integrate digital badges into ePortfolios to provide further evidence of learning and skillsets to potential …