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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> …

Education

Leveling the Recognition of Learning

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

Customizing Professional Development Through Microcredentials

Complete Coverage<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Personalized learning is a buzzword in education, but teachers' own learning often …

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 …

Higher 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 …

Learning

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 …

Cybersecurity

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 …

Education

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 …

Education

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 …

Talent Management

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. This digital skills gap costs the economy close to £63bn a year in lost income, an issue that needs to be tackled head-on with tangible solutions if …

Innovation

Why We Use Digital Badges at Del Lago Academy

<i>By Alec Barron</i><p>Del Lago Academy in Escondido, California, is a public high school of about 800 students focused on Applied Sciences. Educators here …

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 …

ITCC honors IBM Open Badge program with their Innovation Award - IBM Training and Skills Blog

We’re proud to announce that IBM has just been awarded the IT Certification Council (ITCC)’s 2017 Innovation Award for our Open Badging program.<p>Open …

What does it mean to be 'digitally employable'? • Literacies

People ask me to go back to the slide ‘so they can take a photo of it’. Our co-op knows the team behind this project, as we helped with the kick-off …

Digital Literacy

Badges, Proof and Pathways

How do you prove what you know and can do these days? Sure, you can show someone your CV, résumé or LinkedIn profile, but what does that prove? Isn’t …

Open Badges for Open Education

The Open Education Global Conference 2017 took place 8-10 March in Cape Town, South Africa. I was a great conference with a great number of …

Digital Badges Are Now an Essential Tool for Employers and Candidates Alike

<b>In an increasingly competitive jobs market rife with candidate fraud, digital badges are the breakthrough that allows companies to immediately verify</b> …

Children go on a Mission with Shakespeare

Children across the nation have been set a mission to get online and learn about Shakespeare thanks to a new interactive partnership for Shakespeare …

Recapping the IMS Global Summit on Digital Credentials and Badges

Competency X uses Badge List to connect students with science careers

Open Badges have become the basis for a common language of learning. When teachers break down what they are teaching into specific competencies, its …

Learning

Open Badges 2.0

Open Badges V2.0<p>If design is about predicting the needs of the future then the original Open Badge Specification did a good job. It provided an …

Online Soft Skills Training Courses

The key to getting, and keeping, a good job is about more than your technical training. It's about how well you communicate, work in a team, manage …

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

Learning science says people learn best when they apply new information to their own contexts. When learners can make mistakes, reflect on new …

Education