Higher Education Associations Supporting Credential Transparency

Tuesday, October 27 | 3:25PM–3:45PM ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Simulive
Many associations and institutions are supporting credential transparency by using open-source metadata standards. The Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) communicates clear, comparable, persistent information about credentials, including competencies, pathways, quality assurance, transfer credit, and career opportunities.

Outcomes: Understand the complexity of credentialing ecosystems and why credential transparency is important * Understand the value of using CTDL open-source metadata standards to describe credentials and competencies * Be ready to utilize resources for credential transparency, including resources for publishing credential and competency data


  • Deb Everhart

    Researcher, Georgetown University
  • Louis Soares

    Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, American Council on Education (ACE)