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Year-End Roundup: Learning and credentials sparklers from 2018

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Change is constant….Technology has dramatically altered the way we work, we buy, we live, we learn!

There is nothing more satisfying than looking back at the year gone by and acknowledging that:

We kept pace with the change

We evolved with changing times

We developed some of the world’s best in class programs and offerings, so you can continue to be passionately curious.

Here are the highlights of 2018 in review:

IBM wins ATD Excellence in Practice Award for its digital credentials program – The IBM Digital Badge Program was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Practice Award in the Learning and Development category by the Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Can MOOCs solve our skills problem – To address the skills gap issues for both organizations and individuals, IBM launches multiple courses and specialization on Coursera

IBM issues 1 millionth badge – IBM’s award-winning digital badge program was launched early 2016 with the simple goal of driving interest and increased engagement in training and development activities through the use of verified digital credentials. In June 2018, we awarded our millionth badge!!

Introducing IBM Micro-learning: A hands-on lab experience – You need an answer to your “how to” question quickly and it needs to be more than a video. You want to learn step-by-step and also have a place to practice. Just in time technical training at your fingertips

IBM announces badges and new specializations on Coursera– With our partnership with Coursera, not only are we providing you with learning paths to progress your skills, but also, we are making sure you get recognized for your efforts with IBM Open Badges.

Buy Digital Learning Subscription together with product – The IBM Digital Learning Subscription for Cloud can now be purchased directly together with your product.

IBM announces the Data Science Professional Certificate on Coursera – The swelling demand for data scientists coupled with the evident skills gap has implications for the global economy as well as the tech industry. Join the 1000’s of students closing that skills gap with the program today

IBM Expands its Digital Badge Program: First joint badge with an academic institution– Wake Tech is North Carolina’s largest community college, serving more than 74,000 adults annually. Beginning this fall, students at Wake Tech can enroll in a new, state-of-the-art technology capstone course focused on blockchain technology. The accredited course has been developed with IBM, a leader in blockchain

IBM partners with edX to offer Professional Certificates – IBM has partnered with, the leading online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, for the delivery of several Professional Certificate programs. Professional Certificate programs are a series of in-demand courses designed to build or advance critical skills for a specific career.

How do we skill up the next generation of IT talent? IBM has a plan with New Collar– To create a talent pool for its company and clients’ needs, IBM has developed a unique professional certificate program that provides a way to rapidly develop the skills needed to land a job in information technology.

As we wind down the year and you get ready to recharge with family and friends, we’d like to wish you Happy Holidays. We appreciate the fact that you made us a partner in your learning journey and look forward to a wonderful 2019.

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