"Colleges around the country should be worried. The quality of online courses is catching up fast. Depending on whom you talk to, MOOCs (massively open online courses) will upend and democratize higher education, or are half-baked approximations of lectures that can never equal the classroom."
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. (A great infographic on learning theories, including the role of connectivism!
Employers need talent; workers need jobs. Open Badges is a 21st Century credentialing approach that connects the two so both businesses and individuals thrive. More learning is rewarded and more employers get the precision, diversity and breadth in talent they seek. By 2016, we envision an Open Badge ecosystem that at least a million workers and a million students can access – the emergence of an assessment approach designed for our times.