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Partnership Takes Credly Badges to Europe

Digital badges are going global with a new partnership between Credly and Digitalme (part of the City & Guilds Group), a UK- and EU-based provider of digital credentialing services. The two companies plan to "expand the use of digital credentials to recognize skills and talents" in the European Union, according to a news release.

The collaboration "expands Credly's international operations and enhances the technology underpinning the Digitalme platform," the announcement said. In addition, Credly is supporting Digitalme's operations with a dedicated European-based data center; the expanded infrastructure will also help European organizations comply with EU data privacy requirements.

As part of the partnership, Digitalme will help design and implement achievement and recognition systems for organizations that focus on skills development, from "internal workforce development solutions to transnational standards for specific job roles and industry associations."

"Working with hundreds of organizations, ranging from schools to universities and major employers and professional associations, we've seen first-hand how digital credentials are fast becoming the global learning currency for recognizing and sharing achievements online," said Chris Kirk, managing director of Digitalme, in a statement. "This new partnership will enable us to scale the impact of digital credentials globally, and provide more relevant and meaningful data points to connect talent with opportunity."

For more information, visit the Credly and Digitalme sites.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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