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  • In evolving world of microcredentials, students, colleges and employers want different things

    EdSurge - 01/23/2018

    I would put the microcredentialing trend as a major sub-theme within a broader conversation about job outcomes and competency-based education. Virtually all of the microcredentials that have been launched and offered—and where the enrollments are and where companies appear most interested—are oriented toward professional and technical skills and disciplines. But whether it’s supply-chain management or some aspect of business, or even teaching, it’s about [practical skills] rather than [theory.] You see platforms like edX, Coursera and Udacity working with employers who are focused on jobs skills and demands that are out there in the external market, and then going to their university or college partners and really designing to that.

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