Learning Agents Launches World Class eCredential Service in Canada
May 3, 2016
Learning Agents is pleased to announce the launch of CanCred.ca, a world class Canadian service for eCredentials. CanCred.ca is based on the innovative Open Badge Factory service from Finland but is hosted in Canada by Canadians, in a partnership between Learning Agents and Discendum Oy, creators of Open Badge Factory.
A Comprehensive Solution for Badge Issuers and Badge Earners
CanCred Factory is a secure cloud service for organizations to issue trusted Open Badges
CanCred Passport is a free home in the cloud for Open Badges that you earn yourself
About Open Badges
Open Badges is a fast growing standard for eCredentials, also known as micro-credentials or "alternative" credentials. Open Badges were designed by the Mozilla Foundation in 2011 to recognize and share diverse forms of learning. The standard was adopted by IMS Global, an international educational technology standards body, in 2015. Over 10 million Open Badges have already been issued worldwide.
“Open Badge Factory is a market leader in Europe and fast becoming a major player in the global Open Badges ecosystem. We’re pleased to be the ones to bring this innovation to Canada."
Don Presant – President, Learning Agents
"We are excited to work with Learning Agents to bring our solution to Canada, with their strong history in supporting Canadian education and training and their clear commitment to Open Badge eCredentials."
Eric Rousselle – CEO, Discendum
"We're committed to open educational practices that help our students grow, demonstrate and be recognized for their capabilities. CanCred.ca will help us get there."
Alan Davis - President and Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
"Our goal is to build inclusive skills ecosystems using this flexible and modular technology for the authentic recognition of learning."
Michael Canuel Ed.D. - CEO, LEARN Quebec and Chair, Canadian e-Learning Network (CANeLearn)