Online Learning Update

November 24, 2018

Measuring the Value of Digital Credentials (Part One): The Shared Benefits of Microcredentialing

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

Jonathan Lehrich, Evolllution

With their increased granularity, transparency and portability, digital credentials are quickly supplanting the paper certificate as a means of non-degree skills verification in leading-edge continuing and professional education units. They enable a greater understanding of academic accomplishment and provide academic leaders with a means of unbundling degree requirements; however, as Jonathan Lehrich notes, their use on a broader institutional level is slow in the making. In the first of this two-part interview, Lehrich discusses the growing value of digital credentials to employers, educational institutions and job-seekers alike, and explains what it’s going to take for them to be better recognized by traditional academic departments and faculties.

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