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Why are PDFs not considered digital credentials?

Why are PDFs not considered digital credentials?

Massively used in a wide variety of contexts, the PDF format is extremely popular. Its ease of use and almost universal use make it a natural choice for sending and sharing documents, whatever their nature. Important documents, diplomas, bank account details and certificates of all kinds are commonly digitalized in this extremely practical format, and …

Traditional diplomas vs. digital diplomas

Traditional diplomas vs. digital diplomas

Far from running out of steam, the trend to digitize everything that can be digitized seems to be accelerating. Diplomas, emblematic both in their format and the symbolism they convey, are not to be outdone. Digital diplomas are now emerging, and with them new uses set to revolutionize the worlds of students, universities and employers. …

The 8 essential characteristics of a good digital accreditation solution

The 8 essential characteristics of a good digital accreditation solution

The all-digital tidal wave has reached universities and educational and training institutions that issue certifications, and the physical diplomas they award increasingly have their digital doubles. To adapt to this revolution, these organizations need a viable system for easily issuing digital certifications, and they often call upon a third party to set up a digital …

Digital Credentials in Higher Education: MBS business case

Digital Credentials in Higher Education: MBS business case

Since January 2021, Montpellier Business School graduates have received a digital version of their diploma, a Digital Credential issued with the BCdiploma solution. After almost two years of use, we spoke with Oscar Castellana, Head of the Student Administration Department, to take stock of this innovation, known in the higher education world as Digital Credentials. …

How to engage students in online learning with digital credentials?

How to engage students in online learning with digital credentials?

The share of e-learning in education is constantly growing, and is a phenomenon that has been greatly accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the flexibility and ease of learning online is now beyond all doubt, we have however seen certain negative consequences of this method, above all, the low motivation and engagement of some students. …

Understanding Digital Credentials

Understanding Digital Credentials

“What would an academic degree look like if it were designed today? Or a professional certificate? Or a certificate for an online course? As the question of trusted verification and authentication of learning and credentials arises with increased urgency, we need to redesign the way we issue, recognize and transact with academic credentials.” Digital Credentials C. …

What is a digital identity?

What is a digital identity?

Digital identities have been a reality for several years, and are already quite widely used, especially on the web. However, they remain an obscure concept for a large number of people. Is a digital identity the same as the identity of a physical person? What is its purpose, how can you trust it, and how …

What is a student wallet?

What is a student wallet?

The digitization of a growing number of diplomas and certifications in the form of verifiable credentials begs the question of how will we be able to share, store and secure such digital documents. This is where the concept of a virtual “student wallet” comes into play, that is a digital wallet for students, designed not …

Verifiable Credentials, wherever, whenever

Verifiable Credentials, wherever, whenever

The digital age demands we identify ourselves on a variety of digital platforms, using more or less efficient, but fallible password presentation systems. Adding to this need is the digitalization of any type of document relating to our identities, such as a valid passport, driving license, qualification, certificate, university student card, university degree diploma, and …