Credly CEO Jonathan Finkelstein and Celisa Steele of the Leading Learning podcast discuss digital credentials and their applications, including how digital credentials are helping associations recruit, engage and empower their membership.
Credly CEO Jonathan Finkelstein was joined by Kara Gwaltney (Director, CREDIT Evaluations – American Council on Education) and Gary Brahm (Chancellor, Brandman University) on the TransformingEDU stage at CES 2017 to discuss the current impact and future potential of digital credentials in both academic and workforce settings.
Wonderlic builds on the potential of digital credentials through innovative assessments in allied health and soft skills. New research and early returns suggest employers are taking note.
At MBS Direct, a provider of digital and print educational resources, one challenge is to stay current with a constantly evolving industry. There is always something new to learn, and in order to grow alongside the industry, everybody needs to keep up and remain on the same page. That line of thinking is what led to the MBS Direct digital badging program, headed by Senior Digital Consultant Carrie Watkins.
Credly is teaming up with three of the nation’s leading organizations to sponsor a $10,000 “ideation challenge” geared towards generating innovations that use digital credentials as part of an effort to train individuals in high-demand skills and match qualified workers with great opportunities.
Danielle Sadighi of the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) saw digital badges as a way for nationally certified allied health professionals to share their achievements with prospective employers in a manner that was visual, verified and accessible. She soon discovered her strategy also generated significant savings for the association.
The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) was looking for a way to engage young professionals in the association, provide additional membership benefits and showcase the unique skills of its membership to a larger audience. It turned to digital credentials.
The AICPA is using digital credentials to help its 412,000 members secure a competitive advantage and stand out from the crowd.
Credly and Wonderlic announced a partnership to grant digital credentials to students and graduates in allied health fields who complete competency-based assessments as part of Wonderlic’s Career Education Talent Showcase.
Destiny Solutions announced plans to create a powerful integration with Credly, adding digital credentials to the offerings available at some of North America’s top colleges and universities. The seamless connection will allow education institutions using the Destiny One platform to validate the skills, competencies and achievements of their students.