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Digital Badges: Here are 3 Dynamic Reasons to Go Digital

Posted by Kenneth J. Doucet, MBA, Director, Enterprise Growth on Jul 23, 2015 12:39:00 PM

For decades, and probably centuries, those of us who have studied, sweated, persevered and earned a professional credential (or two or three) have proudly framed our paper certificate indicating our achievement and hung it on an office wall. Where it looks good, but it doesn’t do a whole lot else.

There’s every chance those paper certificates may eventually go the way of the dinosaurs, however, thanks to the evolution of digital badges. Unlike their traditional printed forebears, there’s a heck of a lot you can do with digital badges, which are embedded with useful data and easily shared online.

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Topics: Digital Badges, credentials, digital credentials

4 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Credentialing Program

No question, developing a new credentialing program is a major, some would even say daunting, undertaking – no matter what the size of your organization.  At the same time, thoughtfully investing time and resources in developing and implementing a successful credentialing program can yield highly valuable benefits for your organization, your profession or industry, the credential earners and the public.

Before making a decision to move forward, it is critical to engage in directed research and exploration to realistically evaluate demand, clarify your goals and verify that your organization has the necessary commitment and resources.

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Topics: Credentialing Programs, credentials