In the News: "Edvance360 LMS-SN Gets Support for Digital Badges"
THE Journal Reports on Integration of Credly "Open Credit" API by Edvance360 Learning Management System
September 10, 2013 – An article today in THE Journal describes the addition of digital badges to the Edvance360 learning management system using the "Open Credit" API by Credly.
According to the article:
Edvance360 LMS-SN combines learning management and academic social networking in a secure, online hosted learning environment that provides collaboration tools, support for distance education, course and lesson creation, extensive grade and assessment tools, and tracking and report generation, among other capabilities.
"[Credly] allows organizations and individuals to become issuers of 'credit' for accomplishments, which often take the form of digital badges that individuals can earn for their accomplishments and display on their resumes, job boards, blogs, etc. Credly provides the platform to connect issuers with earners and to manage and verify their badges.
"'Meaningful badges and credentials help learners mark and share their skills, knowledge and contributions,' said Jonathan Finkelstein, Credly founder and CEO, in a prepared statement. 'Credly empowers anyone to acknowledge and certify achievement they facilitate, observe or assess. With the Credly 'Open Credit' API seamlessly integrated into the Edvance360 experience, learners are recognized for a wide range of learning activities and outcomes, and they can easily share and manage their earned credentials through Credly for a lifetime.'"
The article describes Credly features, including: Credly compliance with the Mozilla Open Badge infrastructure (OBI); the free Open Credit API by Credly; support for custom icons for badges; and support for WordPress via the BadgeOS plugin.
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