Students need encouragement along the learning journey. Digital Certificates and Badges are one of the most powerful motivational tools. Universities can identify the most effective learning methods by checking whether students enrolled in a course before using digital credentials have higher performance on their exams than students enrolled after using digital credentials. Universities can also analyze their digital credentialing system, for example by comparing the grades on different courses or comparing the performance of students from different courses.
Universities are using digital certificates to serve three primary purposes.
They reward students for successful completion of exams by awarding them badges. Institutions use digital credentials as a way to encourage students to improve their performance by awarding additional badges. To ensure that students are benefiting from their studies and are able to demonstrate what they have learned, universities should issue digital credentials to complement regular course grades and degrees. The result is an increase in the number of hours that students spend learning and an improvement in the quality of their learning experience. Students can see the results of their studies immediately, and they can share them with friends. And what’s more, they represent evidence of learning and show potential employers that you have the skills to do the job.
Promote Non-Credentialled Learning
Institutions can give credit in the form of digital credentials for non-credentialed courses and activities, thereby encouraging students to build up a portfolio of knowledge. That said, it might be that if students had the chance to take non-credentialed courses (also called “credit for prior learning” or “transfer credits”) and issued digital credentials after them, the resulting portfolio of evidence would offer universities a better picture of how much students have learned and be more useful than a single final grade when making decisions about granting credit for prior learning or transferring from another institution.
Overhaul Skill Metrics
Digital Certificate are a means of appreciation for every achievement in a student’s life. When universities are asked to comment on the quality of their students’ work, it is not uncommon for them to refer to grades or scores from examinations and tests that they have taken, despite the fact that students might be better able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with digital certificates or badges that they have earned. Another aspect of digital certificates is given that digital certificates are digital, they are useful for distributing information in a secure way. And because people can share digital badges with each other, such as on social media websites, they can be useful for promoting a school or a class.