Massachusetts Governor Creates Commission for Digital Learning

April 25, 2018

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday established the Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning, a 20-member board tasked with developing a plan to create more online learning opportunities for the state's job-seeking residents.

The commission, according to a news release, includes employers, higher education leaders, online education providers and entrepreneurs. Items up for discussion include competency-based education, prior learning assessments, stackable credentials and customized employer-higher education training partnerships.

Harvard Business School, UMass Online, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Holyoke Community College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are among the higher education institutions represented on the current panel. The Strada Education Network and the online proctoring company Examity also each have a seat on the board.


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