Online Learning Update

April 4, 2021

3 ways the pandemic is changing colleges’ mandate right now

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Natalie Schwartz, HigherEdDive

The ideas making the rounds at the virtual SXSW EDU conference — usually hosted in Austin, Texas — weren’t anything new. Higher education experts and college officials spoke of the need for digital equity, unbundled degrees and better alignment between credentials and the skills employers are seeking. A year into the coronavirus pandemic, however, these ideas have taken on more urgency. Without accessible and flexible credentials, experts suggested, the country will struggle to meet workforce needs during the economic recovery and well into the future.

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