“Jailbreaking the degree”

If you’re interested in micro-credentialing, capturing tacit/explicit knowledge and interests of potential team members,  and the future of tertiary education and lifelong learning – read on:

Whilst listening to a podcast called “Disrupt Yourself”, I heard of a micro-credentialing platform called “Degreed” (David Blake #77).

According to the Degreed site, the system works by individuals submitting statements, evidence and endorsement of their skills. The system awards a Skill Level Certification based on the evidence you submit. An RPL process with a badge/micro credential at the end of it.

Big name companies – NASA, CISCO, KIA, Mastercard, Bank of America, JPL, DELL EMC, Intel, GitHub –  use Degreed, so I thought it worth bringing to the attention of those of you interested in micro credentialling as well as all of us considering the future of tertiary education and how to make it relevant to industry and useful for students.

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