Leaders in the CET industry are adopting open digital badge (ODB) programs that create new opportunities to promote their learning events, increase engagement and learner retention, and provide learners with a valuable portable credential. Now, more than ever, employers and organizations need to implement ODB initiatives to guarantee modern credentialing for the evolving workforce.
The ODB program created with IACET is designed for those who need knowledge and skills involving open digital badges at all levels. These learning experiences are applicable for training coordinators, managers, chief learning officers, or others who desire practical knowledge and skills regarding open digital badging. They can also earn their own badges along their journey to OBD mastery. Each live event is limited to ensure high levels of collaboration and interactivity.
To leverage the amazing benefits of 21st century credentialing technology, organizations must have someone prepared to implement these powerful tools in the right way, which is what these learning experiences are designed to do. By participating in IACET’s Open Digital Badge program, learners will have the knowledge they need to fully implement an effective ODB badging initiative in their organization.
Dr. James E. Willis, III has worked as an educational consultant with IACET since 2016 where he wrote the Badging Standard, supplementary materials, and educational materials for Open Digital Badging. James was introduced to open digital badges at Purdue University when he worked as an Educational Assessment Specialist in Information Technology. He later worked on a MacArthur Foundation grant as a Research Associate and Project Coordinator for Open Digital Badges in Higher Education in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University.