Extending the Credential
April 15, 2015 - 7:02am

College degrees have, for years, been defined by credits earned in courses – with certain combinations of credits necessary (in the major, general education and so forth) to earn a degree. Increasingly though, credentials are being viewed in new and different ways. Some experts say that existing models don’t say enough about the capabilities graduates possess. Some favor enhancing the credential and others would like to eliminate it. Competency-based education is central to this debate, but so are such topics as badging, internships, experiential education, testing and more. Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a lively discussion on these issues in a free webinar. Before viewing the webinar, we invite you to download our free booklet, Extending the Credential, a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives, at www.insidehighered.com/booklets. Inside Higher Ed's Extending the Credential webinar is made possible with the support of Parchment. Click here to download the accompanying slide deck.


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