Another step closer to our vision: Aggregated credentials from a lifetime of learning and training

It has always been a challenge for learners to manage and access their educational and training credentials seamlessly.

Until recently, it was common to store credentials from different course providers in silos. Learners would receive a paper-based certificate upon completing their degree. In the workplace, they would participate in training and receive a digital certificate. They might also complete online courses in their free time and earn digital badges. These achievements were stored in various places, like a file under their bed for the degree certificate, their work inbox for workplace training, and their personal inbox for personal courses.

Fortunately, times have changed.

VerifyEd aims to revolutionise this situation by offering a unified solution for individuals to effortlessly record and access their lifelong learning journey.

Our journey began with a simple yet powerful vision - to be a lifelong learning ledger for individuals, a place where they can accumulate and store all their credentials and achievements in one unified platform, and demonstrate a holistic view of their skills across a lifetime of learning, work, and experiences. We recognised the need for a central repository, a backpack, a digital wallet, where learners could easily store and share their educational milestones, even after they moved on from their educational institutions or workplaces.

That’s why we’re super excited about our latest feature release.

Up until now, individuals only had a VerifyEd account if they had received credentials through our platform. A few months ago we introduced the capability to merge two VerifyEd accounts, allowing users to consolidate their credentials from different email addresses into a single account, ensuring that everything is stored in one accessible place.

But we didn't stop there.

We’ve taken a giant leap forward with our latest release by empowering learners to create their own VerifyEd accounts.

Why is this important?

With this new feature, individuals now have the ability to create an account using their personal email address and connect it to other accounts where they have received credentials, such as a university or work email. This empowers learners to have full control over their credentials, consolidating them in a single, central location.

This is not only about convenience; it's about empowering individuals to take control of their lifelong learning journey.

How can students create their own account?

We’ve made it super simple for a learner to create their own account on VerifyEd, and we’ve provided step-by-step instructions about how to do so in our recent post: Creating a learner account on VerifyEd.

And we won't stop here - Our vision is to enable learners to import and store credentials from other credential platforms, or even keep a digital record of paper-based credentials within VerifyEd. Our goal is to create a record of achievement that grows as the learner's knowledge grows, and we’re committed to making this vision a reality.

As we innovate and develop new features, we invite you to stay tuned for exciting updates that align with our mission of enhancing lifelong learning. The future of education and credential management is evolving, with VerifyEd leading the way towards a more streamlined, user-centric approach. Watch this space for more updates!

Check out a few more of our recent releases:

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