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3 steps to help institutions offer microcredentials

A “one-and-done” degree is no longer enough for many employees and job seekers because, in today’s workplace, in-demand skills are constantly evolving. In fact, current research estimates the half-life of a learned skill at five years, and it’s even shorter for technical skills.

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Defining high-quality microcredentials for higher ed

One of the early higher education adopters of microcredentials, SUNY’s program centers on: academic quality; alignment to industry and professional standards; pathways to certificates, initial and/or advanced degrees (stackability); formal recognition of completion via a transcript and digital badge (portability); and recognition of microcredentials for multiple audiences. These criteria are the hallmarks that nearly every national/international report on the subject identify as priority.

Is unbundling the future of higher education?

Fifteen years ago, the New York Times published an article about the “tuition game,” in which colleges raised tuitions to compete with rival schools and, in response, saw notable increases in their enrollments. In fact, enrollments continued to grow throughout the next four years. And then, suddenly, they began to decline. They have maintained their steady decline ever since.

4 questions to frame your job search

There is an urgency to most job searches. Perhaps you are between positions and feel the lack of schedule—as well as the financial strain. Or, you may be stuck in a job that makes you miserable. Regardless of the circumstances, you are looking for another job because you are ready for a change.

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Creating accessible online exams

There’s a lot to consider when creating accessible online courses – including your exams. If you haven’t developed your online exam content with accessibility in mind, use the information in this article as a starting point.