Higher ed’s credit transfer system is broken. Here’s a better way.
From EdSurge: “In order to tackle higher education’s credit-transfer challenge, the U.S. Department of Education, along with state departments of higher education, will need to foster a parallel higher education system in which they not only pay higher education providers, but also third-party credentialing entities to assess and validate students’ mastery of industry-valued skills. … This move away from an institution-centered posture to one in which third-party bodies are the assessors of quality and gatekeepers of credentials would skirt the debates about whether learning at one institution is equivalent to that of another. In this system, learners would own their records and bring independent proof of their learning. Institutions that wanted to receive funds from government entities would need to accept that track record of learning.”
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