Online Learning Update

February 6, 2019

Microcredentials’ Value Dependent on Higher Ed Cheerleading Instead of Spectating

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:08 am

Vicki Brannock, Evolllution

Employers are losing interest in college degrees. In the first half of 2018, only 30 percent of job postings required a degree, down from 32 percent the previous year and 34 percent in 2012, according to a Burning Glass Technologies analysis of 15 million job ads. This presents an opportunity for higher education. With microcredentials, the 75 percent of Americans who do not have a college degree can obtain the skills they need to reach the next level in their career without having to take on the burden of student loans.

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