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December 12, 2023

Higher Digital Partners with Credential Engine Transparency Initiatives

New partnership helps higher education institutions provide equitable access to students navigating learning and career opportunities

[McLean, VA, 12 December 2023] Higher Digital announces today the availability of service offerings to help institutions add credential data to their curricula, aligning with Credential Engine’s linked open data schema, the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL). In the same way Higher Digital’s proven change management methodology helps ensure success for transformation initiatives in higher education, such as Enterprise Resource Planning and Student Information System modernization, the new services both simplify and accelerate the addition of credential data for any institution interested in expanding their offerings. This partnership will ease the adoption of technical solutions necessary for institutions to participate in credential transparency ecosystems, ultimately resulting in students having access to clear and consistent information and providing pathways to a successful career.

“Higher Digital’s (SEA)change™ methodology, proven over hundreds of successful engagements, is now available to help institutions meet the growing demand for clear information about credentials among various student populations,” explained Wayne Bovier, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Higher Digital. “With Credential Engine’s focus on publishing information and standardizing language about credentials, we are pleased to engage with their team to support this enabling trend in higher ed.”

“Higher Digital recognizes the value of consistency and clarity in credentials,” commented Scott Cheney, Chief Executive Officer at Credential Engine. “With our mission to make information about credentials readily available and easily understood, it’s vital that we collaborate with organizations like Higher Digital that are focused on helping higher ed institutions successfully adopt new digital initiatives.”

As institutions move forward in offering digital credentials to their student populations, engaging with Higher Digital early in the process helps ensure smooth and successful implementation aligned with open standards like CTDL. Because this new approach to credentials and how they are shared involves process changes, new automated workflows, and new partnership opportunities, Higher Digital’s proven strategic change management methods are essential to understanding institutional culture, aligning stakeholders, orchestrating coordinated change, and operationalizing innovation.

About Higher Digital  
Higher Digital is a digital transformation company that provides consulting, software, and data benchmarking tools to significantly reduce the time and cost for higher education executives to assess, plan, and measure their technology strategies. Higher Digital is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and has offices in London, UK and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  

About Credential Engine 
Credential Engine is a non-profit whose mission is to map the credential landscape with clear and consistent information, fueling the creation of resources that empower people to find the pathways that are best for them. Credential Engine provides a suite of web-based services that creates for the first time a public Credential Registry to house up-to-date information about all credentials, the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) a common description language to enable credential comparability, and a platform to support customized applications to search and retrieve information about credentials. Learn more about Credential Engine at: