Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How edX MicroMasters Might Transform Higher Education and the Workforce of the Future - eCampus News

Micro-credentials offer professionals the opportunity to extend their education and acquire the skills that will help them get the jobs they want in a competitive job market. In the increasingly unbundled world of college education, MicroMasters have emerged as the ‘AP Classes’ for Graduate Degrees. In his keynote speech at the 2015 NEASC Conference, Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, asked, “Is the future of education unbundled?” This was the first of many ideas Mr. Agarwal has offered on the unbundling of the components of traditional degree programs, and foreshadowed the announcement to come. A couple of weeks ago on Twitter, the higher edi-verse blew up about the edX MicroMasters announcement. Exciting words like “revolution” and “breakthroughs” were hurled about as enthusiastically as those in the 2016 presidential debates (albeit less colorfully). http://www.ecampusnews.com/advertorial/edx-micromasters-might-transform-higher-education-workforce-future/

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