Connecting credentials: a beta credentials framework: building a system for communicating about and connecting diverse credentials


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Lumina Foundation for Education (U.S.)


The framework uses competencies - what the learner knows and is able to do - as common reference points to help understand and compare the levels and types of knowledge and skills that underlie degrees, certificates, industry certifications, licenses, apprenticeships, badges and other credentials. Competencies are understood both in industry and academia and can be applied in multiple contexts, making them a powerful unifying way to examine credentials. The framework is intended to connect the dots among diverse credentials by using a common language to describe what recipients of each...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Skills and knowledge; Quality

Keywords: Qualifications framework; Competence; Equivalence of qualifications; Microcredentials

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Indianapolis, Indiana: Lumina Foundation, 2015

Physical description: 12 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 122.1016

'Connecting credentials: making the case for reforming the US credentialing system' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 122.1016.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 122.1034

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