Microcredentials: A new category of education is rising

From University World News: “Microcredentials include certificates, digital badges, licences and apprenticeships … There are several primary drivers of non-degree credentials. First, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the gap is widening between the type of education offered in traditional higher education institutions and the skills needed to work in today’s digital world. Second, the lack of equal access to education has highlighted a need for solutions that provide the skills that lead to work, particularly for marginalised populations. Third, a significant number of people around the world have obtained some higher education credits, but have not earned a formal degree.”

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