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We Can Innovate Responsibly While Protecting Students

Sep 21, 2017

Lumina Foundation CEO: Report on Western Governors University shouldn't tarnish gains made in competency-based education.

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Competency Frameworks: Blueprints for Strong Learning Structures

July 27, 2017

Learning frameworks can help ensure that credentials are built on solid foundations of learning.

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"Perfect storm" skills shortage threatens economy, but we have a path forward

June 22, 2017

Change can be hard, but we’ll get there. That’s the message of hope we heard at the 2017 Education Symposium this week with Army University, Lumina Foundation and the Competency-Based Education Network.

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Lumina Foundation Interviews edX about New MicroMasters® Programs

May 22, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing & Workforce Development Holly Zanville interviews the project lead for the edX grant, Nina Huntemann, director of academics and research, to see how the work is going.

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The Big Idea: A Service Year

April 05, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville suggests ways for colleges and universities to open credentialing pathways for service year corps members to help create a win-win for learners, employers, and communities alike.

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Credential Engine Names Scott Cheney as First Executive Director

March 30, 2017

Credential Engine, a new 501C3 non-profit organization with a mission to improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace, has announced its first Executive Director, Scott Cheney. In this role, Cheney will lead Credential Engine’s groundbreaking technology initiative to scale and maintain a web-based Credential Registry which – through software apps built on the registry’s data – enables job seekers, students, workers, and employers to search for and compare credentials, as travel apps are used to compare flights, rental cars, and hotels.

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It's Time to Build a GPS for Credentialing

March 29, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville outlines the vision for a networked system of data that will provide accurate, current, and transparent information about all credentials.

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A Game-changing Solution to a Serious Credentialing Problem: Right Signals Initiative

March 23, 2017

Twenty community colleges are testing a framework for making their credentials more transparent as part of the Right Signals initiative. Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Holly Zanville discusses three important takeaways about the framework from a meeting of Community College presidents engaged in early trials.

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10 Tips on Embedding Industry and Professional Certifications in Education Programs

Feb 27, 2017

Embedding industry certifications into education programs requires a great deal of collaboration between higher education and industry, but the benefits are shared by postsecondary institutions, employers and students alike.

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