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.
The American Council on Education (ACE) and Credly announced that participants in ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) will now be able to issue digital credentials through Credly, making it easier for working professionals to request academic credit for workplace training and to share evidence of their achievements online.
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.
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.