Saturday, April 8, 2017

App revolutionizes digital credentials, wins higher ed industry award - Campus Technology

ASAE, American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation and Credly award first place prize for recruiting application using “near-miss” matching to pair employers and job seekers. The winning submission by Chicago-based architect Larry Kearns is a concept for a web-based recruiting ecosystem that matches candidates with potential employers based on a data-driven record of their perspectives and skills, verified by digital credentials. The judging panel found that Kearns’ proposal for a skill matching application brought a unique perspective to connecting employers and employees and offered an innovative approach to learning pathway design and the role played by industry and trade associations. “As the competencies critical to success in today’s workforce continue to change, employers are increasingly seeking timely, verified evidence of specific knowledge and skills while recruiting,” said Jonathan Finkelstein, founder and CEO of Credly. http://www.ecampusnews.com/alternative-pathways/app-digital-credentials-award/

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