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.
PBS NewsHour covers the rise of digital credentials, featuring Credly partners Georgetown University and The Education Design Lab. Credly board member Ryan Craig explains, “what microcredentials are signaling is the shift from degree-based hiring to competency-based hiring.” Student Alexis Oni-Eseleh earns “Catalyst” badge … and gets the job!
The very technologies that would threaten the historic value proposition of associations may pave the way for their tech-enabled second act. In an Op-Ed appearing in TheHill.com blog, Credly CEO Jonathan Finkelstein and Practice CEO Paul Freedman describe how three trends – the unbundling of the degree, the rise of social networks and the shift from content provision to assessment – are impacting the association marketplace.
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.
Learning Machine announced the integration of Credly digital credentials across their enrollment management and portfolio platforms, currently in use by hundreds of colleges and universities, including The Common Application member schools.
Credly announced a partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to validate skills, competencies, and achievements of students and professionals across Wiley’s learning and talent development businesses.
Credly announced the closing of a seed financing round led by University Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners with participation from Lumina Foundation, the London-based City & Guilds Group and Lion Brothers Company. The investment is part of the first round of investments of City & Guilds Group’s New Venture Fund, and is the first-ever direct investment by Lumina Foundation.
Credly is featured in the recently released 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan, the flagship educational technology policy document of the United States.
DeakinDigital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deakin University, announced its appointment of Credly as a strategic partner in the delivery of its pioneering new credentialing program; a world-first alternative to traditional education models.