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Accredible Earns Open Badges 2.0 Certification

Accredible – Open Badges 2.0 Certification

Mountain View, CA – Accredible, an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges announced today that it has achieved IMS Global Learning Consortium certification for Open Badges 2.0.

IMS Global is a community of education and technology leaders from around the world working together to advance an open architecture that supports learning in the digital age. IMS certification is a way to ensure interoperability with the growing digital credentials ecosystem, enabling learners to share information-rich, portable, and verifiable Open Badges across any certified platform. Accredible joins other IMS members in signaling it’s commitment to the Open Badges standard and rapidly growing ecosystem by adopting the newest version of their standard.

“Open Badges 2.0 provides rigorous standards for interoperability that ensure earners can trust and make full use of the credentials they earn online,” said Mark Leuba, vice president of product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “We applaud Accredible for achieving IMS conformance certification for Open Badges 2.0.”

“We’re very proud to have achieved Open Badges certification for our platform. Accredible’s platform has been Open Badges compliant for a number of years and we’re excited to receive the formal certification. We strongly believe that open, interoperable standards are the basis from which education can continue to improve.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO at Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

 

Associated General Contractors of America & Accredible

Leading Construction in America

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a trade association in the US construction industry, founded in 1918 to address problems in construction identified during World War I. Today, AGC represents over 26,000 firms and is associated with over 10,500 service providers. It provides advocacy, guidance, training and many other services to support the construction sector.

AGC of America develops and delivers a number of educational & training programs that address key issues throughout the construction industry. Their training covers Building Information Modeling, Lean Construction, Supervisory Training, Project Management, Safety Management and is an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units.

In 2018, AGC of America adopted Accredible to deliver certificates and badges for completion of its training programs. Digital credentials help AGC to manage their renewal process, streamline their delivery and provide an easy way for learners to share and showcase their achievements.

“AGC implemented digital badges in Spring 2018 and the response rate and feedback from our members has been great. We love that the earners are sharing their badges in so many ways and our learners are loving how easy it is to let people know about their accomplishments.” – Meredith Woods, Senior Director, Education Advancement and Credentialing at Associated General Contractors of America.

“As a well respected leader in construction we’re honoured that AGC of America has chosen Accredible to deliver certificates and badges for their programs. It’s clear that they’re committed to innovation; adopting new standards and providing the best training for their members.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT AGC OF AMERICA

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. AGC has a strong education foundation with two national credential programs and a collection of training programs on safety, project management, lean, BIM and other topics. Learn more about AGC at www.agc.org.

Accredible Joins IMS

Accredible joins the Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance

Established at the request of IMS members, the Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance supports the creation, maintenance and adoption of standards related to badges and digital credentials. These standards help to avoid the need for every organization to reinvest in the tools, processes, and interactions to integrate with every platform. In particular, IMS maintains the industry leading Open Badges standard.

Accredible has been following the work of IMS for some time and the Accredible platform has been Open Badges compliant for many years. Joining the alliance provides the opportunity to be certified and to participate in the work that shapes future versions of the standard.

“The mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a whole is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. We’re very excited to be working with IMS and to help with the adoption of standards that help learners above all.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT IMS GLOBAL

IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas that are going to help shape the future of educational technology. For more information visit http://www.imsglobal.org.

 

Treehouse & Accredible

Teaching the World to Code

The Treehouse mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. They’re committed to the democratization of education; making education accessible to students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

It’s clear that Treehouse are well on their way to seeing their mission become a reality with over 180,000 active students in over 190 countries learning in-demand skills through incremental, small steps. Their incremental, project based and enjoyable courses have proved a phenomenal success with individuals as well as companies such as Mailchimp, Nike, and Instacart.

Treehouse started providing digital certificates via Accredible for their courses in 2016 to continue their focus on job readiness. Since the skills that students build are designed to be incredibly impactful for careers, it’s important that there’s a quick, easy way to prove that training has been completed and for students to showcase their learning on their personal and professional profiles.

“Accredible makes it easy for us to deliver beautiful digital certificates to our students. We’re really happy with how they look and the ease at which they can be shared and embedded by our Techdegree students. Digital certificates make it easy to celebrate the learning achievements of our community.” – Londa Quisling, Chief Product Officer at Treehouse.

“We’re enormous fans of the work Treehouse are doing! We believe wholeheartedly in the democratization of education and are extremely honoured that one of the leaders in online education trusts Accredible to be part of their experience.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT TREEHOUSE

At Treehouse, we believe that understanding, communicating with and controlling technology is a fundamental skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. With this in mind, we offer our community of over 163k+ students across the world a comprehensive resource that helps them to learn the necessary skills to be part of the technology evolution. We also believe in offering each of our students the opportunity to learn the skills they need — whether they have existing, little or no previous experience — to be job ready for the tech industry.

Our team works to fulfill our mission by providing the best technology education online to our students of all ages and backgrounds, in over 190 countries. Furthermore, we don’t just educate our students, but also ensure that we provide a learning environment that is consistently valuable, interactive, engaging, and most importantly fun.

 

Nuclear Learning & Accredible

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Nuclear Understanding, Management & Solutions

Nuclear Learning is a superb example of the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program’s mission of fostering first-rate analysis of nuclear programs, doctrines, and postures. They’re making diverse viewpoints and experts in the field accessible to equip strategic analysts to better tackle these difficult issues.

Launched mid-2017, the first Nuclear Learning course, “Nuclear South Asia: A Guide to India, Pakistan, and the Bomb,” provides strategic analysts in all countries a platform to study nuclear competition and dangers in South Asia and beyond. “Nuclear South Asia” includes video content from over 80 leading practitioners and scholars from India, Pakistan, and the United States, including former senior diplomats and military officers.

Nuclear Learning adopted Accredible to recognize the achievement of course graduates as well as to help them raise their profiles and facilitate their academic and career advancement.

“Digital Certificates have been incredibly helpful in allowing our students to showcase their hard work and signal their nuclear expertise. An added benefit of these certificates is that they create and reinforce a lifetime connection between Stimson and a growing community of “nuclear learners” the world over.” – Travis Wheeler, Research Associate at the Stimson Center.

 

“Stimson, true to form as a leading U.S. nonpartisan policy research center, is tackling a difficult issue head on with the courses provided on Nuclear Learning. We’re excited that they’ve chosen Accredible to recognize the achievement of their students.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT NUCLEAR LEARNING

Stimson Center’s South Asia Program has undertaken a new online initiative—Nuclear Learning—to sharpen strategic analysts’ understanding of nuclear programs, doctrines, and postures in South Asia and beyond. Nuclear Learning pursues this mission by making diverse viewpoints accessible via open online courses, nurturing vibrant communities of “nuclear learners” on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and providing opportunities for students to engage with experts in the field.

The first Nuclear Learning course—“Nuclear South Asia: A Guide to India, Pakistan, and the Bomb”—is available for free at www.nuclearlearning.org. “Nuclear South Asia” includes 8.5 hours of video content and features lectures from more than 80 renowned scholars and practitioners, including former senior diplomats and military officers. In addition to lectures, the course includes quizzes, recommended readings, and other resources for students. Due to high demand, a second Nuclear Learning course on deterrence is under development and will be released in 2019.

 

Fixed Income Academy & Accredible

Leveling the playing field in the Fixed Income Investment Community

Fixed Income Academy created Bond School in response to the financial crisis to answer the questions they heard repeatedly from institutional investors and financial fiduciaries. They’ve created 17 foundational courses to equip graduates with knowledge, skills and the confidence to ask questions.

They’re allowing investors to stay current and invest in continuing education by providing cost-efficient, online training. Fixed Income Academy adopted Accredible to deliver digital certificates upon course completion, enabling them to track their continued professional education.

“Accredible allows our users to easily track and maintain CPE records needed for renewal of professional designations.” – Tracy Sanchez, Operations and Compliance Manager at Fixed Income Academy.

“Fixed Income Academy has demonstrated enormous success in the quality of their programs and their progress toward their mission of leveling the playing field between buyers and sellers in the fixed income investment community. We’re delighted that they’ve chosen to deliver their certificates through Accredible.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including UC Berkeley, Purdue University, and Google. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT FIXED INCOME ACADEMY

Fixed Income Academy aims to educate fixed income professionals to invest with confidence. Founder and now Advisory Board Chair, Susan Munson, led the way to build a team of experts and seasoned practitioners who share a common belief: Education is the key to leveling the playing field between buyers and sellers in the fixed income investment community. We are on a mission to deliver confidence and encourage open conversation. We know staying current and committing resources to continuing education and training is critical today; at the same time, we know resources are tight and training budgets are often the first to go. Our cost efficient, online training program maximizes limited resources by allowing you to access world-class intelligence; thus dramatically increasing your return on precious time and investment dollars.

Socjomania & Accredible

Digitizing Business at Every Stage

Trusted by brands as big as Tesco, Siemens and PwC, Socjomania is Poland’s leading Digital Marketing company. Their mission is to educate and ‘translate the internet’; then to implement the digitization of services. Since 2009 they’ve provided world class consulting, strategy and training programs.

Socjomania’s open training courses are in-person in groups no larger than 7 people. To ensure the highest quality of learning they ensure that every session uses real world tools and that participants have significant direct contact with their teacher. For organizations that need training to meet their needs this traditional model is used alongside a distributed, more flexible model.

Premium, career-changing courses carry a lot of value for their students. Socjomania is working with Accredible to deliver digital certificates so that graduates of their programs can be securely verified and credentials can be assessed by employers.

“We are using Accredible in our e-learning courses and as certification after our training, which students love to share on their Linkedin profile. The most significant advantage of Accredible for us is the available integration with LinkedIn and customization options. When competitors are only giving paper-diplomas for their training, we are offering our students a paper and digital version, and this second one often is much more valuable for students; they can attach them in an online version to their CV, add it to their LinkedIn profile, etc.”

“I’d like to share three lessons learned from our certification implementation. We add: (1) a unique code for our training, defining what the training was and when it occurred, (2) a description and scope of the training – including skills and competences that the student learned, (3) a hologram – added manually on the paper version. This is the sign that a certificate is authentic.”

– Martyna Tarnawska, Digital Marketing Consultant at Socjomania.

 

“Socjomania is a perfect fit for Accredible. Their high quality, personalized training programs carry a lot of career value so it’s incredibly important that they protect the integrity of their programs. Their design & marketing skills are clearly evident even in this small part of their work. We’re very pleased that they’ve chosen to make use of Accredible and we’re proud to have world-class courses be recognized through our certificates.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Berklee, Kaplan University, and Google. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT SOCJOMANIA

Socjomania is a Polish digital media consulting and training company. Our mission is to educate and ‘translate the internet’ and implement digitisation of services. We are helping companies with digital strategies, marketing in the digital world in a practical way.

SharpSpring & Accredible

Certificates and Badges for Brand Exposure & Referrals

SharpSpring is global provider of affordable marketing automation delivered via a cloud-based Software-as-a Service (SaaS) platform. Businesses rely on SharpSpring to generate leads, improve conversions and drive higher return on marketing investments.

To continue extending the power of their marketing automation tool, SharpSpring have integrated Accredible into their platform and app marketplace.

“Accredible allows our customers to design, create and deliver certificates and badges to their users or on behalf of their customers. We’re pleased to add an innovative and effective marketing tool to our list of integrations.” – Carissa McCall, Business Development Coordinator at SharpSpring.

“We’re excited that SharpSpring have chosen to integrate with Accredible to enable their customers to deliver certificates and badges. As a leading marketing automation platform we’re excited to see our shared customers benefit from this easy automation.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Berklee, Kaplan University, and Google. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT SHARPSPRING

SharpSpring is a highly-rated global provider of affordable, ​cloud-based marketing automation​. Marketing agencies and businesses around the world rely on SharpSpring to generate leads, improve conversions to sales, and drive higher returns on marketing investments. Known for innovation, open architecture, and exceptional customer support, SharpSpring offers flexible monthly contracts at a fraction of the price of its competitors.

SuccessHACKER & Accredible

World-Class Customer Success

Customer Success is about people. People are driven by needs, emotions, and experiences. They judge you by how well you serve them. Serve them well. This is the mantra of SuccessHACKER and it underlies their mission to inspire, educate and empower the people that power the Customer Success economy.

SuccessHACKER started as a boutique management consultancy and advisory firm focused on providing education, recruiting, consulting and Success Hacking services to SaaS companies. Over the past two years their mandate has grown and they now power a leading community of Customer Success practitioners and offer training programs for all levels of CSM experience.

To help their graduates enhance career opportunities, demonstrate their knowledge and provider further integrity for their programs SuccessHACKER has partnered with Accredible to deliver certificates and badges to qualified CSM graduates.

“It’s important to us that our students have a credible means to demonstrate their learning achievement. Accredible helps us provide digitally-verified and professional-looking certificates and badges, as well as giving our students the tools to share their skills with their personal and professional networks. This, in turn, drives more signups to our coaching program.” – James Scott, General Partner at SuccessHACKER.

“SuccessHACKER has created an amazing set of training programs in a very short space of time. Their quick growth demonstrates the quality of the work they’re doing and we’re very excited that they’ve adopted certificates and badges to help their graduates showcase the learning they’ve done.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Berklee, Kaplan University, and Google. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT SUCCESSHACKER

SuccessHACKER is a Customer Success management consultancy that helps high growth technology companies increase customer lifetime value, lower customer acquisition costs and improve customer satisfaction by providing specialized consulting, recruiting and training services. Founded in 2016, with offices in San Francisco and Atlanta, SuccessHACKER also provides services for Customer Success leaders and individual practitioners, including a free online community and an industry-first Customer Success Training program for Customer Success Managers.

For more information, visit successhacker.co or connect with SuccessHACKER on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Summit on the Credentialing Economy

Danny King Speaks at the Summit on the Credentialing Economy

The Summit on the Credentialing Economy convenes leaders, influencers and innovators driving transparency and improvement in education, credentialing, assessment and hiring practices. Attendees will explore the evolving world of credentialing, including the value of credentials in seeking employment; technology tools to create and distribute credentials and emerging models and frameworks to ensure quality.

Connecting Credentials and Saylor Academy are hosting the summit to solve real problems. Their sessions aim to dive deeply into the issues facing clarifying credentials, demonstrating competencies, filling skill gaps and connecting credentials with employers.

“The Summit on the Credentialing Economy explores key issues we face as technology changes how/where we work, teach, and learn and companies like our partners at Accredible are important catalysts in that change” stated Jeff Davidson, Saylor Academy’s Executive Director. “We are excited to co-host a collaborative event with Connecting Credentials that aligns with Saylor’s mission to bring access to education, and therefore opportunity, to all.”

“Our mission to bring transparency to the world of credentialing, especially in the world of online learning. This aligns perfectly with the work of Saylor Academy and Connecting Credentials so we’re incredibly honoured to be part of the Summit. – Danny King, CEO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Berklee, Kaplan University, and Google. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT SAYLOR ACADEMY

Saylor Academy is an educational non-profit initiative that works to increase access to education by lowering the barriers of cost, distance and time. We provide free online courses, with 31 courses recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education. We partner with colleges to provide affordable pathways to a degree, and with employers and other non-profits to offer tuition-free education to employees and constituents.

ABOUT CONNECTING CREDENTIALS

Connecting Credentials is a national campaign of 122 organizations and over 5000 stakeholders to transform credentialing in the United States, by increasing transparency, equity and mobility. Connecting Credentials is funded by the Lumina Foundation and managed by Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, a nonprofit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.