Badges

19 July 2019

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outstripping the supply of skilled workers

By David Leaser A new Burning Glass study should serve as a wakeup call for technical training organizations: The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outstripping the supply of skilled workers. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows the number of new cybersecurity programs has increased 33%, but the demand is growing faster as cybersecurity is now […]

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19 February 2019

Reskilling for Robots: AI and the future of jobs

What do you need to do to prepare for an AI driven future? By David Leaser Just five years ago, the late scientist Stephen Hawking made a dire prediction: The “development of full artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end of the human race.”  These ideas are not new. In 1867, Karl Marx wrote, “The instrument […]

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15 October 2018

How do we skill up the next generation of IT talent? IBM has a plan with New Collar

By David Leaser When Buckminster Fuller developed the idea of knowledge doubling — the idea that the knowledge in the world doubles at a predictable and accelerating rate — he proposed that in 1900, human knowledge was doubling every 100 years and by the 1950s, that number had been reduced to 25 years. Today, knowledge […]

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18 September 2018

Macro- and Micro-Credentials

Overview The terminology of Macro-Credentials is not as often used as Micro-Credentials in the industry. Google shows only 392 matches compared to more than 99000 for Micro-Credentials (August 2018). Looking into both helps to understand the bigger picture. And this will help you. Today it is important to be able to decide which learning and […]

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31 July 2018

Announcing IBM Badges and new specializations on Coursera

While summer months are all about long, lazy days, it’s also the perfect time for skills building. Whether it’s for a new project you’ve undertaken or a new role you aspire to – or even a new hobby that interests you, there’s always something new to learn. With our partnership with Coursera, not only are […]

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25 June 2018

Evolution of Badges – Labor Market Insight and Talent Search

Badges Most people dealing with education know the terminology. Discussions around digital credentials and badges are everywhere in the internet. I want to show you in this blog that today’s usage is only the start. The evolution around micro credentials will be huge. The newest evolution is far beyond giving a recognition. You’ll see below that badges […]

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9 January 2018

Take a FREE IBM Test at THINK 2018

  It’s a new year and it is time to get a head start on your New Year Resolutions; learn a new skill or validate your current skills with an IBM Certification! Take a step toward success by attending THINK 2018 in Las Vegas this March and pre-register to take an IBM exam for free! […]

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