There Are 700K+ Credentials — and Counting. Which Ones Are ‘Quality’?

Edsurge

In 2016, Credential Engine set out to tally all the badges , degrees, certificates, licenses and diplomas available to denote educational attainment. Credential Engine hopes its database will eventually help people discern which credentials offer the most value for personal learning and employment opportunities. They’re still counting. So far, the Washington, D.C.-based based nonprofit has found 738,428 unique credentials in the U.S.,

OPINION: The new lifelong learner — an education to match America’s economic needs

The Hechinger Report

And lifelong learning is the education that never ends: An ever-evolving mastery and proof of abilities. The good news about lifelong learning for employers is that it means more workers will tailor their skills directly to their job functions. That’s why employers and prospective employees will need to get more comfortable with alternative credentialing like specialized certifications, micro degrees and digital badges. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. ” From the press release : “ Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges.” million for its language learning app. Open Learning has raised $8.5

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” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Dive makes claims about “ MOOCs as tools for equity in under-resourced high schools.” ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge. Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. “ 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.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” English language learning app Kings Learning has raised $2.5

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Badges.