Holly Zanville has a clear goal for the Credential As You Go initiative she co-leads: Shift the entire “degree-centric” model of postsecondary education to make it easier for people to develop skills and knowledge in shorter chunks while recognizing “meaningful learning along the way.”
This week, 26 new colleges and two other organizations joined Credential As You Go, doubling the numbers of higher ed institutions and credentialing and certification groups working to design and implement incremental credentials.
Over the past year, colleges are seeing a rise in students skipping lectures, with some reports indicating that students may be more prone to staring at TikTok or other distractions on their smartphones and laptops during lecture class.
Professors are stepping up, revamping what they do in the classroom to keep students motivated and engaged.
With more than 40 million Americans having some college but not a degree, adult learners are one of the most underutilized resources in today's workforce.
In this interview, Lumina Foundation's Kermit Kaleba discusses how the rise of credentialing and other training programs represents an opportunity for employers to evaluate talent based on shorter, more achievable proof of skills.
In an action that echoes the Obama administration’s college ratings system, the U.S. Education Department is formally soliciting public input on the creation of a list of higher education programs that provide “low financial value.”
Some policy experts are calling the move a necessary step to designating programs in which total costs exceed the financial benefits provided to students. They also say it is far from the last step in holding institutions accountable.
Over the last 13 months, New Jersey state legislators have considered four bills related to transcript withholding—or the practice of postsecondary institutions withholding a student’s transcript until the full balance is paid.
It appears now that the state may be one step closer to banning this practice—but only some of the time.