Alternative Credentials

Alternative Credentials

Prior Learning 2.0

Posted: March 7, 2017
Author(s): Jill Buban
Organization(s): Online Learning Consortium, Distance Education Accrediting Commission

A study from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, the Presidents’ Forum, and the Online Learning Consortium explores how colleges and universities define alternative credentials and work with their incoming students to issue credit for their prior learning. The report defines alternative credentials as those earned in learning experiences such as MOOCs, training that issues badges, and coding or boot camps.