Online Learning Update

October 11, 2019

How the Value of Educational Credentials Is and Isn’t Changing

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Sean Gallagher, Harvard Business Review

A revolution in credentialing appeared underway, with colleges’ core product — the traditional degree — about to be swept aside by digital substitutes and disruptive start-up companies. Even more recently, this narrative has been amplified by reports that certain blue-chip companies such as IBM, Apple, and a number of others no longer “require” degrees for certain positions. Yet by many measures, the value of a traditional degree today is as strong as ever in the job market. Innovation in degree delivery is occurring, but it is often being led by traditional, incumbent institutions, often in partnership with technology firms.

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