Understanding Digital Badges

DOES EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MATTER IN A DIGITAL WORLD?
June 19, 2019

DOES EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MATTER IN A DIGITAL WORLD?

Communication, leadership, decision-making, empathy, and teamwork are all examples of soft-skills. All of these are just as relevant in remote work as they are in an office setting. Looking someone in the eye is just as, if not more, important during virtual communication, when body language is secondary and communicating clearly is critical to successful interactions.

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO VERIFY SOFT-SKILLS THROUGH DIGITAL CREDENTIALS?
May 30, 2019

IS IT POSSIBLE TO VERIFY SOFT-SKILLS THROUGH DIGITAL CREDENTIALS?

The only way to truly assess empathy is in the context of relationships. A person or group being assessed can be present with or placed into a situational event, scenario, or mocked up interaction and their response observed by others in the scenario as well as onlookers to rate the individuals empathy.

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Does a college degree guarantee career success?
May 08, 2019

Does a college degree guarantee career success?

Imagine being eighteen years old, fresh out of high school and being faced with a life-altering choice: go to college, take out more debt than your teenage self can ever truly comprehend, graduate, get an entry-level job, and work your way up. Live the so-called “Dream.” Or, skip traditional higher education entirely and go directly into the workforce, where your wages may be lower over your lifetime, but so will your debt-to-income ratio.

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NO GUTS, NO GLORY: THE STORY OF METADATA
August 15, 2018

NO GUTS, NO GLORY: THE STORY OF METADATA

Imagine you invest your time in some form of training which requires weeks of classroom attendance, several projects and papers, and a final exam. There is true evidence of what you’re capable of doing as a result; you can prove your competencies. You receive a digital badge from the training provider, and it says: “Completed the ABC training course.”

Wait! What good is that?

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