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!