“Accredible:” a new online service to document mastery of a particular (online) course or skill

Typically, upon successful completion of a MOOC (massive open online course) through a provider such as Coursera, students are provided a certificate of accomplishment stating that the student has successfully completed the course. For example, here is my statement of accomplishment for a recent course I took: E-Learning and Digital Cultures

A new website, accredible.com is allowing MOOC participants to create “Certs” which combine the statement of accomplishment provided by the course itself with actual documentation in support of that statement of accomplishment.

Such documentation could include links to work done online, files containing submitted work for the course, personal notes taken during the course, videos of you explaining concepts that were explored in the course, etc.

Here’s an example: https://www.accredible.com/certs/3

This is an interesting attempt to increase the perceived meaningfulness of certificates from online courses by combining the certificate with a full portfolio of work. I’m curious to see how well this progresses.

If LinkedIn is smart, they will seriously consider buying this new website and integrating it into their website as part of the Endorsements of Skills/Expertise section!

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7 Responses to “Accredible:” a new online service to document mastery of a particular (online) course or skill

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  3. Danny King says:

    Degreed (www.degreed.com) are a great company and in fact we (Accredible) are starting to work together in a couple of exciting ways. Another great tool for MOOC learning is Unishared.com which lets you write notes collaboratively with your friends and also lets you annotate videos in a really smart way (http://video.unishared.com/edit/). Another great tool is StudyRoom (www.getstudyroom.com) which is a great way to find a community of learners in beautiful virtual study rooms. Coursepods.org is worth checking out too – expecially if you are studying Udacity!


  4. Michael says:

    As MOOCs become more mainstream there’s a need for students to record what they learned outside of formal institutions. There’s another startup called Degreed working in this same space. Check them out!


  5. Michael says:

    There’s also another startup called Degreed that is also in this space. As MOOCs become more mainstream there’s a need for services like Accredible to document learning outside of formal institutions.


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  7. Danny King says:

    Hi Zack,

    Thanks for posting about Accredible – congratulations on your distinction on the E-Learning and Digital Cultures course!


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