From Badging to Blockchain: Documenting Skills Learned

Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Education

Increasingly, higher education is placed in the position of updating and upgrading the curriculum to ensure that students are prepared for the careers of today — not those of yesterday or those careers that will never materialize due to the impact of artificial intelligence, shifting societal needs and the changing economy of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Clearly, the pressure is on for universities to respond.  The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has recently released the “Hallmarks of Excellence in Credential Innovation” that explores the emerging best practices and considerations for effective and efficient credentialing.Failure to adequately prepare students for the current job market will result in accelerating the steady decline in enrollments that we have seen over the past decade.

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