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28 April 2020

Get ‘job ready’ for the economic recovery on the horizon

Strengthen your resume with the right skills and credentials   The sudden emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to economies, businesses, and workers worldwide. As the world takes action to contain COVID-19 transmissions and “flatten the curve,” physical distancing measures are the first line of defense—and they have profoundly altered the rhythms […]

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27 February 2020

New volume: How IBM used badges to connect on-the-job learning to academic credit

In collaboration with IBM, Northeastern University gained recognition as the first academic institution to articulate workplace digital badges for college credit. Now, a new volume, titled Credentials for a new era of work and learning: Lessons and recommendations from industry leaders, highlights the IBM/Northeastern program and shows others how to create similar programs. The volume […]

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18 June 2019

Do digital badges really provide value to businesses?

By David Leaser When the Open Badges standard was established in 2012, the mission was straightforward: Create a method for packaging information about accomplishments and embed it into portable image files as digital badges. The use cases were thin and value to business was unknown. But when IBM jumped in and decided to develop its […]

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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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8 March 2018

5 Reasons to Attend IBM Systems TechU in Orlando

 5 Reasons to Attend IBM Systems TechU in Orlando For over two decades, IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) events have delivered technical training for IT professionals on IBM Systems technologies and products. Each year we work to improve the content to meet the evolving needs of IT professionals. These global events are built for you! […]

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7 February 2018

Badges: psychology, usage, future

Badges example: my son My son is too young for all IT industry discussions around badges. But he has shown me last year the power of a badge system. It was during our winter vacation. My son is skiing with me for eight years. I assume it was due to doing lots of sports he is […]

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