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Urban Institute: Training for Jobs for the Future

During the next 10 years, low-wage jobs will continue to grow significantly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that of the 15 occupations predicted to add the most jobs from 2016 to 2026, only 5 pay annual wages higher than the national median (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016).   Predictions of automation and increased use of technology bring concerns that many workers will need to learn new skills or change locations to find jobs as whole sectors are displaced.

NSC on Defining Quality Non-degree Credentials

National Skills Coalition (NSC) has published a report titled, Expanding Opportunities: Defining Quality Non-Degree Credentials for States, which proposes a consensus definition of quality non-degree credentials and criteria developed in consultation with twelve states and national organizations.  States may choose to adopt this definition and criteria for their own quality assurance systems in order to make sensible budget and policy decisions and advance equity.  NSC recommends fo

Connecting Credentials: The Beta Credentials Framework - Exploring Applications and Field Tests

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    Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Beta Credentials Framework: Exploring Applications and Field Tests

Building a Common Foundational Curriculum with Stackable Credentials

The Transformative Change Initiative (TCI) is dedicated to assisting community colleges to scale up innovations that improve student outcomes and program, organization, and system performance. TCI has published a series of issue briefs summarizing strategies employed in the implementation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants, including evidence of success reported by consortia.

New Paper - Scaling "Stackable Credentials": Implications for Implementation and Policy

CLASP Senior Fellow Evelyn Ganzglass recently authored a paper on emerging innovations in postsecondary education.  The paper identifies five strategies several states and community colleges and their partners are using to create "stackable credentials." The four states featured-Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, and Wisconsin-are members of the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a state-led, CLASP-facilitated initiative to develop and implement a framework of criteria and participant metrics for quality career pathway systems.

Scaling "Stackable Credentials": Implications for Implementation and Policy

CLASP Senior Fellow Evelyn Ganzglass recently authored a paper on emerging innovations in postsecondary education that we thought you would find interesting.  The paper identifies five strategies several states and community colleges and their partners are using to create “stackable credentials.”

Digital Badges Discussion Q3: Where do badges derive their value, what is their value, and how might it evolve?

Hi all,

We are now on day four of our discussion on The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners.  So far, we have had some discussion on how badges are different from credentialing methods used in the past and the roles for quality & content standards in awarding badges.  You can continue to discuss those questions in those two threads.

Today we move on to Question 3:  Where do badges derive their value, what is their value, and how might it evolve?

Digital Badges Discussion Q2: What are the roles for quality & content standards (in awarding badges)? Of accreditation? Development processes?

Welcome to day two of our week long discussion on The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners. Yesterday we looked at how badges are different from credentialing methods used in the past and how career pathways, certificates, and stackable credentials are similar and different from digital badges.  You can continue to explore those ideas in the thread on Question 1 (from December 3).

Today we are adding a new thread to explore another question: 

Welcome to Digital Badges Discussion. Q1 How are badges different from credentialing methods used in the past?

Welcome to a Week Long Discussion on Digital Badges for Adult Education

Welcome to day one of our week long discussion (December 3-9) on The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners, a report recently released for public comment by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, through a contract with the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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