Mobile Digital Credentials are the future of Higher Education
In the present year 2022, there would hardly be any person who hasn’t come across the word digital, internet, or smartphones. Although the global pandemic has seen a major rise in the digital world, the internet and smartphones have been around for decades now. From boomers to millennials to gen z almost everyone has access to the internet and smartphone.
Though the rise in the usage of mobile phones and the internet is evident, how do organizations and digital education providers aid the same for themselves when it comes to recruitment, certification, and acknowledgement?
Mobile digital credentials are the most effective, easiest, and quickest way to showcase digital credentials of any accomplishment, qualification, and achievement. Here’s Why:
Easy to share:
The most important factor about mobile digital credentials is their shareability and portability. Organizations and online education providers can easily share their digital credential across all digital platforms including social networking sites like LinkedIn or social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Digital credentials can be stored in a ‘digital backpack’ or ‘digital wallet’ which can be collectively shared with the potential client, employer, or as per requirement.
Easy to verify:
Digital credentials which include digital badges and digital certifications are the digital equivalent to the paper-based certificate. While paper-based certificates and badges include a lot of processes to design, develop, issue and authentication, digital credential are backed with meta-data that rightly identifies the qualifier and their qualification or achievement.
Digital badges come under the technical standard set by Mozilla, which through robust meta-data verifies the validation of the acquired digital credential and is also traceable.
Digital credentials are backed with blockchain technology that facilitates issuing, tracking, and recording the credentials for verification. Blockchain technology helps easy easy tracking and dismisses any chance of manipulation or alteration to the original digital credential document. Blockchain technology enables shareability across all digital platforms with the utmost confidentiality.
This helps the potential recruiter to view and verify the credential without tampering with the recipient’s credentials and identity and successfully shortlisting them based on the quality of their skills and credentials.
Need for digital mobile credentials:
Gone are the days when learners stuck to a single qualification to acquire their dream job. Individuals nowadays are more learner-centred than before, by quantifying their skills and qualifications they wish to get the best by giving their best. This could be achieved with valid credentials of their accomplishment.
This is where digital credential come in, as mentioned in the earlier points, digital credentials are easy to share, easy to verify, and come with robust security.
During the interview, Mr X has asked Mr Y to provide valid proof of their skills for the job requirement. Mr Y shared his Digital wallet with the employer. That being done now:
- The employer can view all his credentials
- The employer can further share his credentials
- The employer can verify his credentials
Easy sharing and verification will help both Mr X and Mr Y to accomplish their goals selecting the candidate and achieving the job respectively.
Digital certification also saves the cost and time that goes into issuing the paper-based certification.
Digital mobile credentials are the quickest way to share, verify and view the credentials across all digital platforms. There has been a significant rise in the digital credential giving it more scope than the traditional paper-based certifications. Digital mobile credentials are cost-effective and less time-consuming.