For example, competency-based education has the potential to help more students get to graduation, they said, but still faces barriers. And emerging forms of credentialing, like certificates issued by massive open online course (MOOC) providers, pose plenty of questions for employers, federal regulators and accrediting agencies.
Lumina’s role will be to help spread the word that change has arrived to higher education, said Merisotis, and to convene leaders across sectors to figure out how to build a new system that works for students while protecting academic quality.
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