It's clear that students today believe digital credentials will help them stand out in the workforce. In fact, new research from Coursera reveals students are 75% more likely to enroll in academic programs that include professional certificates or other digital credentials to help them stand out to employers.
By providing students with a verified, shareable and data rich representation of their achievements, digital credentials help them to communicate the skills they possess, without requiring an explanation, CV or resume. Over 50 million Credly digital credentials are being used globally to do just this.
For the educator, building a digital credential into a course or qualification can help them to directly connect their programmes to labour market insights by embedding the achievement of the credential at the core of the programme – and offering the students that digital skills profile.
Credly by Pearson is used by over 3,000 organisations globally, with over 50 million credentials earned on the platform and 700,000 credentials shared by earners every month through social media.
The team from Pearson will draw upon the experiences of education customers, earners, and employers to demonstrate the power of digital credentials and their value in preparing the future workforce.