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Myhub Now Offers Access to Digital Credentials from Credly’s Acclaim Platform

by NSC Blog | Apr 1, 2020 | Announcements, Myhub, Service Updates, Transcript & Data Exchange Services |

Colin Hutchinson

Colin Hutchison, Myhub Product Manager

By Colin Hutchison, Myhub Product Manager, National Student Clearinghouse

​The National Student Clearinghouse is pleased to present Myhub 2.3, which provides Myhub users with the ability to showcase their digital credentials hosted on Credly’s Acclaim platform in their Myhub learner record. Credly, the digital credential leader, has issued over 30 million digital credentials across a range of industries to millions of learners and staff. This exciting integration between Myhub and Credly’s Acclaim platform expands the scope of validated learning records available in Myhub beyond academia into workforce-certified learning achievements.

Our vision for Myhub is to be the best skills-gap and attainment-gap closing engine. To achieve that vision, Myhub first seeks to provide lifelong learners with the most comprehensive representation of their validated learning achievements.

Historically, institutions of higher education have provided official records of achievement in the form of a paper diploma or official transcript. Learning, however, doesn’t start and stop with an individual’s academic career on a college or university campus. If it did, as a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Health Care Studies, no one would ever assert that I exhibit the essential skills for my job as a product manager.

My college curriculum didn’t develop my knowledge and skills for analyzing market problems, developing product roadmaps, prioritizing features, providing sales enablement, planning product launches, or handling any of the other responsibilities required of a product manager. It was while working after college that I participated in industry-recognized product management training, which involved in-person training and group exercises led by successful product practitioners and included a final assessment at the end of each course. I’ve since been issued seven digital credentials by that product management training program on Credly’s Acclaim platform. As a result, when I assert that I maintain various product management skills, I have validated and portable digital credentials to support my claim.

My personal story is just one example of learning on the job that everyone encounters over the course of their career. Yet, marketable credentials are traditionally thought to only be degrees offered by colleges and universities. Myhub’s integration with Credly’s Acclaim platform seeks to change the narrative. Learning happens every day and, in many cases, in an arena other than a traditional classroom.

Credly’s Acclaim platform provides the means for employers to reward their employees’ achievements, industry certification bodies and associations to recognize professional development and designations, and for colleges and universities to certify all levels of achievement — from competency attainment to degree completion — with a portable digital credential. Myhub provides lifelong learners with the ability to showcase all their validated learning achievements, from both academia and industry, to make their dream job a reality.

Contact the Clearinghouse today to learn more about Myhub and Credly’s Acclaim platform!

“This exciting integration between Myhub and Credly’s Acclaim platform expands the scope of validated learning records available in Myhub beyond academia into workforce-certified learning achievements.”

 

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