“Skillsoft’s digital badges deliver on our vision to drive learner engagement and help organizations cultivate cultures of continuous learning,” said Apratim Purakayastha, Chief Technology Officer, Skillsoft. “Numerous research studies show small measures like recognition encourage learning, leading to knowledge gains that ultimately close skills gaps, benefitting organizations and promoting career growth for individual learners.”
Skillsoft’s digital badging capabilities also will enable learners to socialize their accomplishments, amassing a collection of badges that are always accessible to the learner and theirs to keep. Learners can share their digital badges on a blog, website, social media network, or email platform, and even send them directly to their managers. All digital badges awarded by Skillsoft are Open Badges 2.0 Certified and adhere to guidelines set forth by the Mozilla OpenBadge Standard. This ensures that achievements worthy of a badge represent legitimate, authenticated accomplishments, described within the badge and linked to the awarding organization. The accomplishment will be independently verified through a blockchain making them portable for users.
“Our Percipio roadmap is focused on social learning and encouraging and motivating our learners whether they access content directly through Percipio or through partner LMS platforms. The next phase of this work will be developing digital badges for learning paths and Aspire Journeys, as well as enabling our clients to design their own badges for their custom content which is hosted and accessed through Percipio.”
Potoula Chresomales, SVP, product, Skillsoft