Growing Interest in Alternative Credentials

Growing Interest in Alternative Credentials

Consumers and employers increasingly are turning to short-term, online alternatives to the college degree, and alternative credential pathways are projected to grow in popularity.

To help make sense of this complex issue, we spoke with Paul Freedman, a veteran of innovations in online education and president of the Learning Marketplace at Guild Education, a major player in employer-connected online learning.

We also spoke with Jane Oates, president of WorkingNation and a former official at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration.

Dr. Andrew Pron is the Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning at Cabrini University with 15 years of diverse experience in academic administration. Areas of expertise include blended and online learning; program development; faculty development (instructional technology, blended and online learning); curriculum and instruction and leadership.

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