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The death of degrees? 9 alternative credentialing approaches

Badges, certificates and new methods for translating skills to credits are challenging traditional views of college degrees.

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David Bramley's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:53 PM

I don't think we are going to see the death of the degree, but credentialing could work for professional bodies looking for alternative routes to membership or recognising continuing professional development.  

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Justin Marquis: What if Badges Replaced Grades?

Justin Marquis: What if Badges Replaced Grades? | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"While there is some legitimate criticism of the random application of limited  gamification elements in traditional educational settings,  perhaps this is one possible exception to that rule. Considering a switch from  traditional letter or percentage grades to badges signifying achievement could  open up many possibilities for a more fine-grained tracking of student  progress, address some of the criticism regarding schools not teaching concrete  skills, and motivating students to learn."


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