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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 …

Microsoft

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 …

Professional Development

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 …

Cloud Computing

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 …

Instructional Design

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 …

IBM

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Instructional Design

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> …

Employment

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 …

Education

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 …

Instructional Design

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 …

KQED

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

Professional Development

Announcing BADGE BOOTCAMP, a free Open Badges introductory email course

We Are Open Co-op are delighted to announce a new self-paced email course for those new to Open Badges. Thanks to MyKnowledgeMap for foundational …

Instructional Design

Is Digital Badging Gaining a Foothold in Certification?

Written by Steve Linthicum<p>Page 1 of 2<p>Digital badging has been on the leading edge of IT certification for a couple of years now. Is it finally moving …

Education

Coming soon: Career Link, comprehensive student records

Brandman University’s newest student-centered tool, Career Link, adds a career component to two other university innovations: the comprehensive …

College & University

Digital badges: things are moving

Most of the skills acquisition happens outside of the regulated education world. From watching a video on Youtube to taking a course, people are …

Education

Badging Shakespeare

We are working with Shakespeare this year. It has been very exciting, stressful and at times very frustrating but we are almost there….<p>The project …

Instructional Design

Worldchefs and City&Guilds Group Serve up World of Opportunity to Chefs Globally

Today marks the first time chefs around the world will be able to earn global professional certification without even having to leave the …

Innovation

Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates

I’ve been blogging a lot about open badges lately. That really means I’ve been <i>thinking</i> a lot about open badges lately, as I use my blog as a …

New Money: Close the Gap With Digital Badging

With online training, we’re able to reach more people and minimally provide accurate industry guidelines.<p>The National Wood Flooring Association’s …

Instructional Design

From blockchain to BadgeChain (2) – BadgeChain – Medium

In the previous post, we looked at the relationship between trust, Open Badges and blockchains. To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, one could say: <i>Open</i> …

Bitcoin

Promising Practices of Open Credentials: Five Years of Progress