Partnership to Advance Edtech Ecosystem - 1EdTech & Digital Promise

Last Updated: 03/20/2024

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Overview

In March 2024, two global nonprofit organizations — 1EdTech® and Digital Promise — announced a new partnership to support each other's work to create a greater impact on teaching and learning, particularly in digital credentials. The new partnership will collaborate in 1EdTech's TrustEd Microcredential Coalition, Digital Promise's Badging Coalition, and other leadership initiatives.

Partners

1EdTech is a member-based non-profit community partnership of leading education providers at all levels, government organizations, and edtech suppliers who collaborate to accelerate an open, trusted, and innovative digital learning ecosystem.

  • 1EdTech is a leader in the evolution and certifying of Open Badges, Comprehensive Learner Record Standard™ (CLR Standard™), and the Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®) open standards.
  • The organization works to create the foundation for a learner-centered and future-ready ecosystem where products work together to improve teaching and learning for all.
  • 1EdTech hosts an annual Learning Impact conference and other engagement opportunities.
  • An affiliated public charity (the 1EdTech Foundation) puts philanthropic funds to work supporting 1EdTech's vision.

Digital Promise is a global nonprofit working to expand opportunity for every learner.

  • The organization works with educators, researchers, technology leaders, and communities to design, investigate, and scale innovations that support learners, especially those who have been historically and systematically excluded.
  • Digital Promise's Micro-credential Platform offers more than 600 competency-based micro-credentials on various research-backed skills to help learners advance their knowledge and careers.

Background

High-quality digital micro-credentials are showing potential to help address many significant challenges facing both formal and informal education, including equity, agency, completion, and creating a better fit to employment opportunities. Many organizations are looking for ways to leverage equitable digital credential standards that center learner needs in the micro-credentialing ecosystem, with the goal the Open Badges standard ensures that learners will be able to earn, share, and benefit from digital credential offerings now and in the future.

Resources

1EdTech

Digital Promise's Badging Coalition

Digital Promise

TrustEd Microcredential Coalition

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