Online Learning Update

October 16, 2019

Why Western Governors U thinks microcredentials are the path to degrees

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

Hallie Busta, Education Dive

Projections that the pool of traditional students will shrink, wariness of continued tuition increases and limited growth in state support for higher education are prompting institutions to shake things up. In many cases, that means making themselves available throughout learners’ lives as their education needs change. Doing so requires strengthening connections with local employers. Already, colleges and businesses are coming together to map the skills needed on the job to those offered in a certificate or degree, and some are even developing shared credentials.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/why-western-governors-u-thinks-microcredentials-are-the-path-to-degrees/563454/

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