Introduction to Online Professional Training Badges
Today, learning happens everywhere!
Rather than being focused in traditional classroom settings, more and more professional learning now happens on the internet, at professional conferences and in rare quiet moments for reading and self-study. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to get recognition for these “self-study” skills and achievements. But not anymore!
Enter the world of “badge-based” learning! A badge is a symbol of personal achievement that’s acknowledged by others. While the badging concept isn’t really new, (think Boy and Girl Scouts) extending this concept to professional development and elearning is just starting to gain traction with both learners and employers. Badge-based systems provide evidence of learning, regardless of where it occurs or what it involves, and give learners tangible recognition for their skills, knowledge and educational or professional development achievements.
Think For A Change provides the first ever “badge based” online professional training site designed solely for project, innovation and product management professionals. Not only does Think For A Change provide the actual educational opportunities for self-guided professional development, we also extend the technical methodology, via digital badge, to validate the learner’s achievements to anyone, anywhere in the world. This digital badge serves as the learner’s online record of required study, testing aptitude, skill development and other achievements, issued directly from a recognized education provider…in this case, Think For A Change.
In essence, think of a badge as a digital diploma!