Connecting credentials: making the case for reforming the US credentialing system


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Lumina Foundation for Education (U.S.)


There are myriad credentials in the marketplace, including degrees, educational certificates, occupational licenses and industry certifications. New types of credentials such as digital badges and enhanced transcripts are emerging. However, there's a complication. While some of these credentials represent a clear but narrowly defined set of knowledge and skills, many more represent completion of a postsecondary education program which may or may not have clearly defined learning outcomes. In most cases, there's little clarity about what these credentials mean - their value, their quality...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Teaching and learning; Quality

Keywords: Postsecondary education; Qualifications framework; Equivalence of qualifications; Quality assurance; Microcredentials

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Indianapolis, Indiana: Lumina Foundation, 2015

Physical description: 7 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 122.1034

'Connecting credentials: a beta credentials framework: building a system for communicating about and connecting diverse credentials' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 122.1034.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 122.1016

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