This session will cover three main topics.
First, I will give an overview of how digital credentials are revolutionizing the way that certification takes place. In particular, I will show participants how metadata and learning evidence make digital credentials more meaningful and valuable than paper-based certifications. I will also discuss how digital credentials can help support the visibility of the organizations that issue them.
Second, we will explore some successful badge programs as they have been applied to professional development in various contexts including teacher professional development, tech employee training, engineering professional development, continuing education, and conference-based professional learning.
Finally, I will give an overview of a few different digital credentialing platforms and explain Badge List’s vision for helping IACET affiliates to easily build badges and submit them for IACET recognition. The session will close with fifteen minutes for Q & A. Learning outcomes include:
1. The value of learning evidence and metadata in digital credentialing.
2. How successful badge programs have been built by other organizations.
3. How digital credentialing can help your organization to increase its recognition within target communities.
4. How to make a decision about which badging platform is right for you.