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Report: Colleges And Universities Should Offer More Alternative Credentials (Campus Technology)

June 30, 2017

Report: Colleges And Universities Should Offer More Alternative Credentials (Campus Technology)

June 30, 2017

 

Younger students are more interested in alternatives to traditional degree offerings, such as microcredentials, certificates and other short-term opportunities, according to a new report from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association(UPCEA) and Blackboard.

“I think over time, as traditional education continues to increase, then one could surmise that the value of other educational offerings (those in smaller bundles) may have more traction,” said Jim Fong, director of the center for research and strategy at UPCEA and co-author of the report. “Also, later in the survey, we see that younger generations tend to be more willing return to college and acquire more learning. We have interpreted that as ‘the bachelor’s degree is not the member card to all things.’ We also know that younger generations prefer just-in-time learning, as we can see higher usage and adoption rates of DIY videos on YouTube, Kahn Academy and even some data from demographic results released from MOOC providers.”

 

Read the full article here.

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