Macmillan Learning Supports Continuous Learning Through Badging
Learn New Skills & Share Your Expertise
At Macmillan Learning, our mission is to improve lives through learning. All that we do—from the pioneering products and learning materials we develop for high school and college students, to the authors and creators we sign — is in service of ensuring that students of all abilities and backgrounds engage, learn and succeed.
Education creates opportunities, helps develop lifelong skills, and enhances our society. Keeping up with the demands of a changing world means a solid commitment to lifelong learning and at Macmillan Learning, we want to reward that ongoing journey. For educators, students, and our own employees, we want to recognize continuous learning.
Macmillan Learning’s goal is to provide the tools that help each learner achieve their goals. We also want to help them share their accomplishments. That’s why we are excited to partner with Accredible.
Accredible is a digital certification platform that helps recognize learning achievement and professional development. They have issued millions of digital badges for professional associations around the world. As qualified learners working with Macmillan Learning products or services develop new skills, they will earn digital badges or certificates they can add to their professional portfolio and share with colleagues and friends.
How it works
Whether an educator, student, partner, or Macmillan Learning employee, digital badges and certifications can be a powerful tool to communicate your accomplishments. The certification it represents can easily be verified by viewers at any time. Badges can be added to your email signature, your social media channels, and your LinkedIn certifications in 1-click. When you share your badge, viewers can immediately see information about your knowledge and skills, verified by us. Digital badges allow you to stand out as a certified expert in our industry, and give you verified credibility.
Benefits of digital badges or certificates
Never worry about losing your certificate - ever. Your credential will always be present at its web address.
You want to share your achievement. Digital credentials let you showcase your achievement on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with one click.
Control Your Privacy
Take advantage of searchability and have your achievement be discoverable on search engines or set it to private and share with only selected people. How and when you share your credential is up to you.
Print at Any Time
Easily print a high-quality PDF of your certificate, whenever you’d like.
Your achievements can be verified at any time. Your certifications on LinkedIn can be linked to your live credential so anyone, anywhere can see what you have achieved.
Portable and Exportable Achievements
Compatibility with Mozilla Open Badges means you can add certificates to different Backpacks. Embed your credential on your own website, in your email signature or save a PDF of your credential.
A credential is a qualification or achievement that a person has earned, which is used to indicate their suitability or skill within a particular subject
Once you have been issued a badge from Macmillan Learning, you will receive an email notification (sent through Accredible) from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow for 2-3 business days after you complete your certification exam for your credential notice to be delivered. The notification email will be delivered to the email address you supplied and will give you a link to your badge.
Badges can be shared in a variety of places, such as:
- Social Media
- Online Portfolios - CVs
- Email Signatures
Fraudulent claims on resumes are more common than you may think, so proving that a Digital Credential is genuine and valid is extremely important. Here is how to verify a credential.
Important Note: If you uploaded a credential to Accredible and it has a yellow 'Unverified' label on it, please check out our article here: Why Does My Uploaded Credential say Unverified?
The Credential View
This is the webpage that a unique credential is hosted on. You can find this webpage if you have the relevant URL for the credential you are looking for, or if the credential view as been embedded on another webpage. Click on the 'Verify' button to the right of the image of the Certificate or Badge. Our system will then run through the checks to make sure that the credential is genuine and still valid.
Accessibility at Accredible
Our partner platform is designed with accessibility in mind so that anyone can use Digital Credentials.
Digital Credentials Accessible for Everyone
We believe that everyone should have the ability to access digital credentials, whether as a recipient or as a potential stakeholder. We believe this is should be the case for people regardless of their abilities, and that is why are dedicated to making our platform accessible to all users. Technology should help to increase the access to skills and achievements, not hinder it.
To this end, Accredible has recently launched a number of updates to it's product to ensure that credentials are Section 508 & WCAG 2.1 compliant.
The product was tested by an IAAP-accredited tester, examining the product across multiple browsers and assistive technologies (including screen readers, screen magnification, and speech recognition tools). In addition, manual and automated code analysis was undertaken to identify any potential outstanding accessibility issues.
All accessibility features on Accredible have been applied to the recipient and third-party experiences.
For more information on the accessibility features Accredible has provided for listed content, platforms, players, and portals in order to address Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 (A and AA) accessibility requirements, here is our voluntary product accessibility template (VPAT):