Badges represent a way of acknowledging achievements or skill acquisition at a more granular level than a college degree. Credentials and microcredentials – the use of Blockchain and badges in higher education – continue to gain traction to acknowledge achievement and establish qualifications in various professional and technical fields.
In higher education, badges are becoming the preferred way to recognize microcredentials, units of study that focus on particular skills or competencies. Badges represent microcredentials in the way that a diploma represents a degree.
Badges also help employers understand specific skills that a prospective employee offers. For learners looking to upskill or reskill to meet professional goals, badges can provide field-specific training in a particular area. Recent evidence suggests growing acceptance among employers of badges as a means to evaluate potential employees.
We issue micro-credentials for each completed Blockchain course with a score of 70% or better on the course final exam. We also issue certification credentials for completing one of our business, developer, or professional track certificate programs.
What’s more, our next-gen digital learning platform publishes each of your micro-credential badges and program certifications directly to your ‘My Profile’ page. As part of our quest to provide the best learning and networking experience for our University partners and students, we are pleased to announce an exciting feature of the next release of the hub platform. ‘The Blockchain tech-talent pipeline initiative” offers a direct source for employers to search and identify candidates to fill one of the many job openings available in this growing industry.
We hope to announce this new initiative shortly.
The pace of change and innovation is consistently on the rise. The time is now to dig in, learn, and grow. We encourage you to engage your student colleagues to form new ideas, make bold plans, and ultimately execute.
Feel free to suggest enhancements and improvements to the learning environment and of best luck as you jump start your career learning the most in-demand skills of 2020, according to LinkedIn.