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  • Capturing All Learning, and Documenting It, Too

    Elon University serves as one of the leaders in experiential education, expanding students’ knowledge beyond the classroom to the real world. These experiences…

  • The Digital Badge Revolution

    For better or worse, we live in a society in which credentials are currency.  A credential is a signal that the bearer has participated in and successfully com…

  • Backgrounder: Evolving Models of Postsecondary Learning

    Today’s students—who are more likely to be workers, parents, returning adults, veterans, and more—may have postsecondary education experiences and pathways tha…

  • To Unlock the Value of the Degree, Break It Down: How Digital Credentials Might Bend the Curve on Degree Skepticism

    Less than half of Americans now believe that going to college will pay off with higher lifetime earnings. And employers, faced with seemingly endemic skills ga…

  • The New Credentials Marketplace

    Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton documented the shocking increase in “deaths of despair” – the rising mortality rates for middle-aged White Amer…

  • Three Lessons Higher Ed Can Learn From Charter Schools

    While various aspects of the charter school model remain at the center of hot-button political debates, there are many lessons that can be learned from their s…

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