An Alternative to the College Degree | Scott

Scott, A. (2012). An alternative to the college degree. Marketplace. Retrieved from http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/alternative-college-degree American Public Media released the piece “An Alternative to the College Degree?” in which Scott (2012) detailed the function of a college degree and the information or

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Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce |Conference Board

Conference Board, The. (2006). Are they really ready to work? Employers’ perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF09-29-06.pdf. The report provides a look at employers’ views on

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Credentials, Signals, and Screens: Explaining the Relationship Between Schooling and Job Assignment | Bills

Bills, D. B. (2003). Credentials, signals, and screens: Explaining the relationship between schooling and job assignment. Review of Educational Review, 73(4), 441-449. Retrieved from http://rer.sagepub.com/content/73/4/441.abstract#cited-by Bills (2003) presented and examined a set of theories that explain the relationship between credentials

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Educational Impostors and Fake Degrees | Atwell & Domina

Atwell, P. & Domina, T. (2011). Educational imposters and fake degrees. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29(1), 57-69. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0276562410000685 In “Educational Impostors and Fake Degrees,” Atwell & Domina (2011) described a social phenomenon of false claims made

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Employer Perceptions of Online Degrees: A Literature Review | Columbaro & Monaghan

Columbaro, N. L., Monaghan, C. H. (Unpublished). Employer perceptions of online degrees: A literature review. Cleveland State University, n.d. Retrieved from http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring121/columbaro121.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter This article provides a broad overview on the literature pertaining to the perceptions of online credentials compared with

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Forward and Backward, Horizontal and Vertical: Transformation of Occupational Credentialing in the Schooled Society | Baker

Baker, D. P.  (2011). Forward and backward, horizontal and vertical: Transformation of occupational credentialing in the schooled society. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29(1), 5-29. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0276562411000023 As described in their bibliography, Baker (2011) explained the impact that

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How Should Colleges Assess and Improve Student Learning: Employers’ Views on the Accountability Challenge | Peter D. Hart Research Associates

Peter D. Hart Research Associates. (2008) How should colleges assess and improve student learning: Employers’ views on the accountability challenge. The Association of American Colleges and Universities. Washington, D.C. Retrieved fromhttp://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2008_Business_Leader_Poll.pdf. This publication contrasted employers perceptions of candidates’ abilities to

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How Should Colleges Prepare Students to Succeed in Today’s Global Economy? | Peter D. Hart Research Associates

Peter D. Hart Research Associates. (2006). How should colleges prepare students to succeed in today’s global economy? The Association of American Colleges and Universities. Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/Re8097abcombined.pdf. This study presented recommendations on how colleges should prepare students for

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Ivies, Extracurriculars, and Exclusion: Elite Employers’ Use of Educational Credentials | Rivera

Rivera, Laura A. (2011). Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, 71–90. Rivera discussed the ways that employers interpret educational credentials to inform their hiring decisions. She described that employers

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Job Requirements and Workers’ Learning: Formal Gaps, Informal Closure, Systematic Limits | Livingstone

Livingstone, D. W. (2010). Job requirements and workers’ learning: Formal gaps, informal closure, systemic limits. Journal of Education and Work, 23, 207-231. Retrieved from http://www.wallnetwork.ca/resources/Livingstone_EJRM_WALL2006.pdf. Livingstone describes the relation between education and work requirements in a knowledge-based economy. It describes a

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Mozilla Open Badges
Digital Badges are web-enabled credentials of learning or accomplishment. -Erin Knight, director of the Badge Alliance
Badges contain detailed claims about learning, links to actual evidence of learning, and they're shareable over the web. -Dan Hickey, DPD Project Lead Investigator
To me, digital badges represent the bridge between formal learning & informal structures. -Alex Halavais, DML research competition winner
Open Badges can help people tell a verifiable story about their accomplishments. -Nate Otto, DPD Project coordinator
Regardless of where you start, it’s more than likely you’ll end up somewhere other than your intended destination. That’s okay. Systems are living things, and your badge system needs to be flexible. You must embrace a bit of chaos in its design. -Carla Casilli, Director of Design + Practice at the Badge Alliance