Higher Education & Digital Credentials

Case Study: Colorado Community College System Uses Digital Credentials to Connect Students to Opportunities

To combat a trend of missed job opportunities for its learners, Colorado Community College System launched a digital credentialing program that enables learners to share skills that matter most to employers and connect them to jobs. The program is centered on creating workforce-relevant credentials in conjunction with employers and has garnered praise and improved job placements for students.

In this case study, you will learn:  

  • How the Colorado Community College System secured funding and identified areas of focus for a digital credentialing program.
  • Insights on developing workforce-relevant credentials with the help of employers and industry partners.
  • How to implement a system-wide digital credentialing program within existing course content.
  • The impact digital credentials have on boosting job placements for higher ed students and workforce development programs for colleges and universities.

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Learn: Employer Engagement Field Guide

Download a free copy of Credly's Employer Engagement Field Guide, where we provide strategies to help your higher education institution develop and launch workforce-relevant digital credentials that are responsive to local employers and the regional economy. 

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Case study: santa barbara city college's digital badges communicate learning outcomes from flipped classroom to employers

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) uses digital credentials to help communicate learning outcomes to employers. The college’s Career Skills Institute developed a series of courses on business-critical soft skills based on local employer feedback, and implemented digital credentials to enable students to share and communicate their skills. 

“Skills are building on skills and by representing them with badges, our students can align what they learn through our courses with other forms of learning, credentials and professional experience, to build a more complete picture for employers,” says Melissa Moreno, Dean of Educational Programs for Santa Barbara City College.

Download a free copy of the case study to learn more about how SBCC designed a workforce-relevant program with digital credentials. 

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Case Study: Harper College Continuing Education & Digital Credentials

When Harper College needed to strengthen the credibility of its Continuing Education program with employers, it turned to digital credentials. 

Download the case study to learn how Harper College: 

  • Uses digital credentials to differentiate its Continuing Education and academic programs 
  • Effectively uses metadata to create its digital credentials
  • Creates opportunities for its learners by mapping digital credentials to labor market insights on Credly’s Acclaim platform.
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Listen: Madison College & Digital Credentials 

Kate Radionoff, former Dean of Continuing Education at Madison College, became aware of digital badges and saw the potential to apply digital credentials to non-credit courses. In this podcast, Credly's Chief Success Strategist interviews Kate on the impact digital credentials have on badge earners, the quality of courses, and the surrounding community.

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