Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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To match the changing, unpredictable nature of today’s economy and digital landscape, these programs should aim for flexibility and innovative paradigms. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.” Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

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Coursera ’s 2018 Revenue Estimated to be $140 million,” Class Central estimates. Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use. “ The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected ,” writes Nellie Bowles in The New York Times. SNHU and LRNG are merging “to Create ‘ WeWork for Education ’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses.”

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That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. Related, via Doug Belshaw : “Some thoughts on the future of the Open Badges backpack.” Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship. Education Politics.

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Via the Coursera blog : “Coming soon to all courses: Flexible session-based schedules.” “Digital badges aren’t replacing the bachelor’s degree any time soon,” Inside Higher Ed helpfully points out. “But a growing number of colleges are working with vendors to use badges as an add-on to degrees, to help students display skills and accomplishments that transcripts fail to capture.” Education Politics.

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” That’s the headline describing a conversation between Recode and Coursera ’s Daphne Koller. Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. There’s some more research on badges and alternative credentials in the research section below. “ XO Infinity Modular Laptop Goes Up For Pre-Order Minus Its Modular Design,” The Digital Reader’s Nate Hoffelder reports. Education Politics.

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