TLN 2023

The Trusted Learner Network™

A digital credential ecosystem built on trust.

What is the Trusted Learner Network™?

The TLN is made of up three pillars:

  • The TLN is a technology that allows learners to collect, explore and share digital credentials that they have gathered across their lifetimes. 
  • It is an environment guided by strong governance policies to ensure that the learner is always at the center of critical decision-making.
  • It is a community of digital credential experts and enthusiasts who are building an ecosystem to empower learners as they share their educational experiences.

Watch ASU’s Kate Giovacchini discuss digital credentials and the TLN.

TLN Impact: By the numbers*


40.4 million learners in the United States have some college credits but no degree


38% of college students transfer from a different institution before earning their degree


74 million digital badges have been issued


Fifty states saw an increase and size of its Some College, No Credential population in 2021-22

*Sources: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 1 EdTech

Together, we're creating the future of digital credentials

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