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The Evolving Transactional Nature of Credentialing: The Future of Alternative Credentials


Credly's founder and CEO, Jonathan Finkelstein, conducted a two-part interview with The Evolllution, a higher education online publication. Focusing on the value of digital credentials, Jonathan discusses traditional postsecondary approaches to credentialing, and argues that the increasingly transactional nature of credentials justifies a more granular approach to skills verification.

A credential is a form of currency, and in order to be a currency it needs to have relevance to both the buyer and the seller. Colleges, universities, employers—anyone who’s issuing or consuming credentials—needs to have a level of transparency and understanding when presented with somebody trying to transact with evidence of their skills or their abilities.

Read the second part of Jonathan's interview here.

Posted on Sep 18, 2018