Webinar | A Student-Centric Framework for Measuring the Value of Credentials
In a world where the landscape of education and work is shifting rapidly, higher education can no longer rest on its laurels as being valuable to all learners. Over 58% of education consumers cite career-related motivations as their main reason for pursuing a higher education. Yet only 26% of working adults believe that their college education prepared them with the skills necessary to be successful in their careers. Add to the equation that college costs are increasing eight times faster than wages. It’s time to listen. It’s time to do better.
Join Western Governors University as we discuss our journey to implement a unified framework for creating and valuing learner-centric credentials. During this session, we will explore the implementation of a Unified Credential Framework and Credential Value Index to make better decisions about our credentials and degrees on behalf of every learner.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will:
- Discuss the proposal for alternative ways to value credentials that move from seat-time measures to more student-centric approaches.
- Discuss the purpose of and use cases for a unified credential framework.
- Explore WGU’s approach to developing, socializing, and change management around its Unified Credential Framework.
- Identify opportunities to leverage these tools at participant organizations.
Director of Credential Integrity, Western Governors University
Kacey ThorneDirector, Skills Architecture, Western Governors University
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