27 janvier 2018

Study Questions Value of 'Stackable' Credentials

HomeBy Paul Fain. A recently released paper found "only weakly positive and inconsistent gains" in the labor market for stackable credentials, which are defined as certificates and degrees that are awarded in a sequential order, as students progress in their careers. More...

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24 décembre 2017

GOP looks to scrap Obama-era rule on college credit hours

University Business Magazine logoAs part of the Higher Education Act reauthorization, House Republicans are taking aim at a Department of Education rule meant to stop colleges from defrauding the federal student aid system. More...

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Is college credit in high school working?

University Business Magazine logoOver the past six decades, opportunities for high school students to earn college credit have multiplied. From early career and technical education offerings to the Advanced Placement Program (AP ), to several different models of dual enrollment and early college high schools, these programs now serve millions of students each year. More...

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26 novembre 2017

The State of Credentialing report by the Lumina Foundation

University Business Magazine logoThe Lumina Foundation has been pursuing the goal of recognizing and accepting for-credit microcredentials and learning experiences for several years, through their Connecting Credentials effort and the proposed framework they launched back in 2015. More...

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25 novembre 2017

Insider’s Take on CUNY’s Pathways

HomeBy Paul Fain. The three-year process was anything but easy. Faculty groups pushed back hard on the so-called Pathways initiative, decrying the attempt by CUNY’s central administration to create a slimmer, standardized core curriculum of 30 credits across the large system. More...

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10 avril 2017

Blockchain: Letting Students Own Their Credentials

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Very soon this nascent technology could securely enable registrars to help students verify credentials without the hassle of ordering copies of transcripts. While truth may seem evasive on many fronts, a joint academic and industry effort is underway to codify it for credentialing. More...

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Credentialing remains a slow-growing process for higher ed

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Credentialing and competency-based education models remain a relatively-small part of the matriculation process at most colleges and universities, but a new study suggests new ways institutions can more efficiently gauge prior learning and capacity in high-level subject matters. More...

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21 février 2017

Du mieux annoncé pour la consommation des crédits de l’IAE

http://alternatives-economiques.fr/blogs/abherve/files/abherve.jpgSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Le Ministère du travail, de l’emploi, de la formation professionnelle et du dialogue social vient de donner une réponse à plusieurs questions écrites posées entre juillet et novembre 2016 par des sénateurs de différents bords politiques concernant la “Sous-consommation des crédits de l’insertion par l’activité économique“. Voir l'article...

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25 janvier 2017

The Credentials Revolution

By Steven Mintz. Certificates or industry certifications are no longer just for those with only a high school degree. Growing numbers of students at four-year institutions and post-bacs are acquiring certificates, badges, MicroMasters, and nanodegrees – often at great expense – to upgrade their skills, enter a new field, or bolster their competitiveness in the job market. Read more...

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13 novembre 2016

Shifts in Credentialling

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. The complaints about credentials basically come in two categories.  The first has to do with what I call the “chunking” of credentials.  At the moment, we essentially have two sets of building blocks: “Credits” (or “courses”) and degrees. More...

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