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.
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.