In the present working environment, displaying the competencies of skills and abilities is essential. ThNumerous training and development programs existo increase one’s competencies in adapting to the new digital skills and digital tools. While traditional physical training is available, people can now have access to the same quality training through virtual training programs.
These training programs provide their learners with digital credentials that include Digital Certificates and Digitial Badges. These Digital Credentials comes with blockchain technology that verifies the identity and contents of the issued credentials and can be encrypted with high-level security.
What is a Digital Badge?
A digital badge is a low-stake credential that acts as digital proof of the learners’ progress and achievement of skill in the learning program. Digital badges are a type of OpenBadges that comes with a set of technical standards and is founded and run by Mozilla since 2011.
Open badges are backed with meta-data and secured technology that tracks and verifies the contents of the credentials. These digital badges are traceable, verifiable and can be shared across all digital platforms and can also be displayed on the LinkedIn profile or a portfolio.
Digital Badges could be rewarded to acknowledge the learners’ progress throughout the learning program or achievement of skill or acknowledging the learners’ talent in a particular subject field.
What is a Digital Certificate?
Just like the physical paper-based certification given to the learner on their completion of a course, degree or project, Digital certificates are issued virtually to prove the learners’ qualifications. Digital credentials are high-stake credentials and are the digital equivalent to paper-based certificates.
Digital certificates come with a digital key and digital signature that enables high-level security and reduces the chances of the contents of the credentials getting tampered with or forged with. Digital certificates can be shared across all digital platforms including social media, social-networking sites, websites and webpages.
Rewarding the learners by issuing Digital certificates and Digital badges provides the learners with a sense of recognition. Any member, user or learner loves to get recognised, through digital credentials, learners are encouraged to engage and participate more increasing brand awareness.
Being rewarded for their work and progress makes the employees and learners work and progress efficiently and increases their confidence. The learning process becomes a lot easier and worth the time and effort if one gets rewarded for it with digital credentials.
Digital credentials are getting popular among new learners and employees and for all the right reasons. They can be easily verified and shared across any digital platform and displays the learners’ competency in the skills achieved. Digital credentials are the future of recognising and rewarding the learners’ progress and achievement.