Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2014 - (Page 30)

the PROMISE by Mark Johnson OF BADGES FOR LEARNING & D E V E LO P M E N T Badges are digital credentials that represent skills, interests and achievements earned by an individual through specific projects, educational experiences or other activities. And, the use of badges for education and training is growing rapidly. Badges are also emerging as an enhanced form of professional credentials, and may soon complement diplomas and, replace paper resumes. The securely transmittable, digital profile within the badge features verified specific information about worker skills, competencies and knowledge, backed by trusted sources. Individual workers, organizations and even industries can benefit from badges. For these groups, badges are becoming a new form of currency; a more transparent and efficient means of communicating about the acquisition and development of workplace skills and competencies. 30

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2014

Tracking Trends
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Meeting Today's Learning Consumers Where They Are
Facilitating Change
How Smart Leaders Squash Employee Entitlement
The Reskilling of Design
Responsive Design and Learning Solutions
Women, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Key Trends for 2014: Shifting to Business-Centric Learning
The Promise of Badges for Learning and Development
The Business Leader's Bottom Line: Aligning Learning with Organizational Needs
Raising the Bar: The Impact of Sales Training on Effective Customer Engagement
The Language of Measurement: When to Assess, Evalutate and Test
Casebook: Combined Insurance: Ensuring Efficient Sales Training via Mobile Learning
The Challenge of Workplace Re-entry After Training
The Learning Shift: From Event to Process
What's Online
Company News

Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2014