Diplomas are here to stay

For some time now, the delivery of diplomas in digital format for the accreditation of academic training has become popular among various types of training centers, whether face-to-face or online. These are Digital Diplomas, the new way of delivering training diplomas, and they are here to stay.

This new certification model, especially popular in the United States, has been offered for some years now by many companies, including Certtun, which in this case is the only one that records all information on the blockchain, thus guaranteeing that all information is truthful and transparent.

These new digital credentials follow a global standard known as Open Badge 2.0 This standard sets the guidelines and the necessary information that must be able to be registered in a digital diploma, so that the information is as truthful as possible.

Digital Diplomas allow...

  • Consult information such as the knowledge acquired by students.
  • Access evidence of their training (final grades, teacher’s comments, letters of recommendation…).
  • Identify the criteria necessary for the achievement of the training.

Therefore, we are not talking about a simple digital diploma, but a new type of accreditation with associated information concerning the training. This information will not only be accessible to the student, but also to all those third parties who must verify this information.

What are the advantages of digital diplomas?

The advantages of these new types of credentials are many. For the first time, they benefit not only the student, but also the issuing educational institution, and third parties who will have to consult this title.

From the student’s point of view

You can store your own personal identification information as well as all your diplomas on the devices you want, making it much more accessible.
Similarly, it allows us to quickly create a digital resume, and even to be included in social networking profiles, such as LinkedIn. The creation of this will give us the advantage of being able to have all the information more visible, interactive and obviously visible to others.

Regarding the emitting center

It allows to reduce the monetary and human resources used in the creation of diplomas. In part, thanks to the simplicity of use and integration of digital credential creation platforms. By using these new programs, you avoid spending time creating diplomas manually, automating their issuance thanks to the integration with the school’s information systems.
For example, if a teacher incorporates the final grades, the system will issue a diploma to the student directly, avoiding all the paperwork and effort involved in its creation before. In addition, the cost is lower, since all administrative costs, as well as printing costs, are no longer considered. In this way, the center saves considerable resources, both in time, money and even human resources.
The center will enjoy greater authority, since they present a legal validity represented by the authorized entity. They have an authenticity to be an unforgeable diploma. On the part of the centers they show a seriousness and concern for the student providing them a security of the qualification and of the benefits of the investment made in the course.
We could even point out that they also serve as a sales argument. Nowadays there is a great variety of online training courses, therefore, the delivery of a valid, digital and fully interactive diploma is a differentiating factor.

Another great benefit is the gamification of your training.

Thanks to the possibility of creating badges, the educational center has the possibility of creating new educational itineraries, with which the different students can personalize their training and feel much more involved in it. This translates into a greater volume of training for the center.
Finally, it is interesting to note that it facilitates the work of all those third parties that must access or check the information, such as HR departments, admissions, etc. and streamlines the tasks related to the management of administrative functions.

Now by simply reading a QR on a diploma, you can check all the information regarding the training with the certainty that it is 100% secure.

Therefore, we can see that this new type of credentials and diplomas is not only the digitization of a diploma, but a paradigm shift in the recognition of degrees. In addition to increasing student satisfaction, it also has an added value for educational centers and third parties who want to consult the degree.
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