What makes a credential valuable? How does that value vary for different stakeholders, including learners, higher education institutions and employers? What constitutes quality, and how are credentials connected to each other and to opportunities for the people who have earned them?
Credentials Drive the Knowledge Economy
Credentials have rapidly evolved in recent years to meet the needs of our knowledge economy. By 2020, 65% of jobs
will require postsecondary education or training. But the lack of transparency and comparability among credentials is causing confusion and mistrust that inhibit the development of valuable ecosystems among stakeholders. Individuals don’t know