Looking Ahead: Why Universities Need to Adopt the Credential Model
The American education system has always valued the four-year education model, often creating a stigma around two-year schools. At the same time, many of today's jobs are beginning to place a higher value on students' particular field of study over the number of years they’re in school.
Credentials are providing learners exactly what they need, fitting into the new learner life cycle. Will universities get onboard?
In this interview, Anthony Carnevale of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce discusses the importance of credentials, why they’re overlooked, and how continuing education divisions are the start of something new.