New Horizons is proud to partner with Credly, the global digital credentialing leader, who has delivered over 25M digital badges. With this partnership, New Horizons will deliver digital badges and credentials for completed courses distributed by the Credly Acclaim platform.
Benefits of Badging
New Horizons recognizes that keeping up with today’s complex and rapidly evolving IT workplace requires a commitment to lifelong learning. Digital badges go beyond a transcript and represent reliable ways to assure an organization’s learner’s skills.
- Easy to participate – learn, earn, claim, & share
- Build and showcase your professional learning achievements both internal and external to your organization.
- Secure verification adds credibility to your achievement.
- Badges contain powerful metadata that can be used on social media or internally to gauge the readiness to an individual or team.
New Horizons has taken its most popular courses and added student badging upon successful completion. Look for the “This course earns a Credly Badge” mention in the outline description to ensure that course qualifies.
|Q:||What is an open badge?|
|A:||Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.|
|Q:||How does my course completion get displayed as a badge?|
|A:||We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated in class into a badge, issued and managed through the Credly digital badging platform. The badge reflects the key data you have obtained through successful course completion – skill level, learning objectives achieved, and skills acquired.|
|Q:||Why did I receive a Credly Badge for a class I took previously?|
|A:||Through our new partnership with Credly, you qualified for a learner's badge on eligible course(s) you completed after January 1, 2020.|
|Q:||What are the benefits of a badge?|
|A:||Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Each New Horizons badge aligns key metrics from the specific course you have successfully completed so you can see the verifiable skills you have accumulated.|
|Q:||How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?|
|A:||You will receive an email notification from Credly (email@example.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.|
|Q:||What if I don’t want my badge to be public?|
|A:||You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.|
|Q:||Is there a fee to use Credly?|
|A:||No. This service is provided to you, at no cost. It is another way New Horizons demonstrates our commitment to you and your organizations’ success.|
|Q:||What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?|
|A:||While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.|
|Q:||Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?|
|A:||You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.|
|Q:||I have a question about Credly. Where can I find support?|
|A:||You can find answers to frequently asked questions here:|