In a rapidly changing global economy, it can be difficult to stay ahead of the curve. New technologies, skills, and workplace roles shift regularly. For professionals, that means staying relevant in order to move up the corporate ladder or land a new job.
To address this issue, there has been a flood of continuing education opportunities in recent years. Take massive open online courses (MOOCs) for example, which have exploded in popularity; in 2016, 58 million people registered for an online course. At the same time, higher educational institutions and other organizations are competing to offer the best range of traditional and non-degree programs for individuals looking to take the “next step” professionally. Of course, some people just make it up – but we don’t recommend that approach!
At Accredible, we’ve made it our mission to bring transparency to continuing education. We issue digital credentials, which are a secure and easily accessible means of verifying that someone actually earned a certificate or completed a course. To us, this is a cornerstone of how education will work in the future as hiring trends shift and education options continue to multiply at exponential rates.
Our vision, though, is more expansive. As we work with both private and public organizations offering new education opportunities, here are our three most important observations: