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The Evolving Transactional Nature of Credentialing: The Future of Alternative Credentials


Credly's founder and CEO, Jonathan Finkelstein, conducted a two-part interview with The Evolllution, a higher education online publication. Focusing on the value of digital credentials, Jonathan discusses traditional postsecondary approaches to credentialing, and argues that the increasingly transactional nature of credentials justifies a more granular approach to skills verification.

A credential is a form of currency, and in order to be a currency it needs to have relevance to both the buyer and the seller. Colleges, universities, employers—anyone who’s issuing or consuming credentials—needs to have a level of transparency and understanding when presented with somebody trying to transact with evidence of their skills or their abilities.

Read the second part of Jonathan's interview here.