Digital credentials have been growing in popularity and not without a reason. Organizations, universities and businesses are rapidly adopting digital credentials for the many benefits they bring.
So what are digital credentials?
A digital credential is a digital representation and proof of some kind of achievement, competence, skill or specific knowledge gained by its holder. Aside from the most popular digital credentials types - Certificates and Badges - other forms of digital credentials are also used, such as: Transcripts, Diplomas, Micro-Credentials, etc.
Both, Issuing Organizations and Recipients benefit from adoption of digital credentials. Here are some examples.
Digital credentials allow Organizations to:
- improve resource planning
- engage employees
- optimize workforce
- boost branding and recruiting
- have permanent records of skills and abilities to progress careers
- have on-demand access to critical records
What is a Certificate?
A Digital Certificate is simply the digital version of a full page certificate. They are similar in appearance to their physical, paper counterpart and are generally used for formal and difficult to accomplish milestones. By being easily shareable, digital certificates are more effective and reach a much wider audience than their paper predecessors.
What is a Badge?
Digital Badges are a representation of an accomplishment, they are smaller then certificates and are used in less formal situations. Badges act like a portable currency for skills, and developing a badging program that works for your organization gives the recipients assets that are carried throughout life. While digital badges are often used as rewards, their full potential is unlocked when contributing towards goal setting, affirming someone's status, or for identifying members of a group.
Both Badges and Certificates issued on Verifiable are easily shared anywhere an image file goes - through email, in a resume, on LinkedIn or Facebook, etc.
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