Madison College Case Study | Radionoff

Radionoff, K. (2013). Madison college case study: Using digital badges to access non-credit learning outcomes. Retrieved from

As included in Kathleen Radionoff’s case study, the National Council on Continuing Education and Training (2004) explored the division/separation of credit and non-credit learning programs as well as a need to bridge the two, allowing adults to transition between for adults to update skills and keep their knowledge and skill sets current as they pursue lifelong learning pathways. It describes various types of workers. This suggests the need for mapping the learning that takes place both in credit and non-credit programs and demonstrating the pathways of lifelong learning.

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