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Oct 2019

Digital badging to prove the authenticity of learner progress

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

In a world of instant access and validation of information, shouldn’t an individual’s credentials be fit for the digitised age too?

In 2018 according to the Training Industry, corporate learning costs were estimated at $366B worldwide, so the ability to track and showcase the skills organisations have invested in developing their workforce are of great importance.

Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Microsoft have been using digital credentials to improve workforce readiness, upskill employees, identify talent pools and create more effective learning and development initiatives.

City & Guilds and other training providers have issued credentials for hundreds of years. 
A qualification is a credential as is; a driver’s licence, CPD record, or an individual’s chartered professional status.  
With the pace of work rapidly increasing and a growing need for us to redefine the skills required for the future, we need a credential format that can keep up with the pace too. Not only for significant formal qualifications like degrees, yet also for learning that has been accrued in the lifetime of a job and across an entire career.

Digital credentials allow us to surface, capture and communicate the vital re-skill and up-skill agenda that will allow us to turn automation, AI and digitisation into an opportunity and not a threat.
Thousands of issuing organisations are providing reward and recognition in this way for CV worthy achievements that include;

•    Awards and prizes  
•    Certification
•    Experiences and work placements
•    Professional development
•    Professional memberships
•    Qualifications 
•    Transferable / human skills (soft skills)

Learners can reward themselves with a digital badge upon successful completion from a choice of many Kineo courses.  Badges can be attributed to HR records, online resumes and social profiles. They are portable, shareable, verifiable, credible and secure, offering many benefits as part of a professional development strategy.

Look out for endorsed co-branded badging on workplace learning credentialing at no additional cost to your learners.

With digital credentials, lost certificates are a thing of the past, gone are CVs with unverifiable claims, and all skills and talents are accounted for.

Start collecting and sharing digital badges from the growing library of endorsed Kineo course titles and make sure that your deserved learning achievements are seen.

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.