Accreditation for alternative credentialing gaining traction

By Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

Multiple ideas to accredit alternative credentialing pathways are gaining traction in a push to expand opportunities for nontraditional, post-secondary learning.  Massive open online courses, coding bootcamps, and other programs offering “microcredentials” can’t currently accept federal financial aid because they’re not accredited, which ends up limiting access to low-income prospective students, Insider Higher Ed reports. Alternative pathways to accreditation include partnerships with accredited universities, the creation of new — state or federal — accreditation agencies, and authorization for existing accreditation agencies to do the job.

http://www.educationdive.com/news/accreditation-for-alternative-credentialing-gaining-traction/385338/

Read the full story by

Tags:

RELATED READS
Lynda and Link get married; LynkedIn and skills training Higher Ed/Library Views Impact Final Net Neutrality Order
We are updating our Privacy Policy, so please make sure you take a minute to review it. As of May 25, 2018 your continued use of our services will be subject to this new Privacy Policy.
Review Privacy Policy OK