Clinton Global Initiative Gets Behind Open Badges for Workforce Development

The Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) announced that the Clinton Global Initiative is getting behind thebadges digital badges movement:

Open Badges has the potential for in-depth, verifiable credentialing of 21st Century skills no matter where they are learned – in school, in the community, on the job, or online. That creates new pathways to success for students and workers while helping employers identify job candidates that have the skills that are most needed in today’s rapidly changing workplace.

“Veterans transitioning to civilian life who have high-demand skills but no certifications, Internet ‘ninjas’ who are technically adept but self-taught, and child care workers who have years of experience but no formal degree can all benefit from Open Badges, which provides an alternative and more in-depth method to demonstrate new knowledge and skills,” said Connie Yowell, Director of Education at the MacArthur Foundation. “Meanwhile, Open Badges gives employers a new way to assess critical but hard-to-measure skills such as creativity, communication, teamwork, and adaptability.”

Doing what he does best, President Clinton explains it for you below:

You can learn more about digital badges here.

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