What is a digital badge?
Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. Trinity has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide digital badges that can be earned by students, faculty, and staff. These badges can be displayed in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Each badge contains verified information that describes the process and qualifications required to earn it.
Why earn a digital badge?
Digital badges provide a flexible, portable, and meaningful way to showcase achievements and capabilities. Technological changes and the future of work require that workers constantly up-skill and become life long learners. Our digital badge offerings allow students and other Trinity College community members to distinguish themselves through mastery of skills complementary to their chosen field of study and future demands of the workforce.
An example of a digital badge:
Technology Essentials and Business Innovation
This badge is offered through the Tech-Edge program. Earners have an understanding of emerging technologies and business topics and have applied these skills in a capstone project. Coupled with their liberal arts education, earners are uniquely positioned to work in disruptive environments, marked by uncertainty and requiring creativity, communication, and agile collaboration.