Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

Current projections are that by 2025 there will be 263 million students providing 163 percent growth in 25 years: a rate that dwarfs the growth over the previous nine centuries.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity.

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Why the Lumina Foundation Is Betting Big on New Kinds of Credentials

Edsurge

A number of years ago, we set a goal for the nation that by 2025, 60 percent of Americans will hold a high-quality certificate, degree, or other high-quality credential. We estimate about 65 percent of jobs in 2025 will require some form of post-secondary education. Part of the problem with MOOCs was it was the same delivery method. If I talk to somebody just on a bus or with somebody in the street, they might not have any idea there's a MicroMasters, or there's a MOOC.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

billion by 2025. In 2013, on the heels of “the Year of the MOOC,” Barber released a report titled “An Avalanche is Coming,” calling for the “unbundling” of higher education. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

Because despite their marketing copy, it remains important to ask: how do employers, in and out of Silicon Valley, respond to these alt-credentials – to MOOC certificates and nanodegrees and microcredentials and badges? The foundation says it’s committed to boosting the number of Americans who have some “quality postsecondary credential” to 60% by 2025. ” MOOCs for credit. This is part seven of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

“Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. ” MOOC startups like Udacity and Coursera have also rebranded to target this particular post-secondary technical training market. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world. See: the LMS, the MOOC. This is part six of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The Getting Smart blog predicts that “By 2025, Swarms of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Transport Students to Learning Sites.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Responses to last week’s news about Western Governors University and the audit of its competency-based offerings: Via NPR : “Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? (National) Education Politics.