How the Value of Educational Credentials Is and Isn’t Changing
According to US national surveys by Northeastern University, a majority (61%) of hiring leaders view credentials earned online as equal to or better than those completed in person. Sean Gallagher, executive director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy, says: "Rather than sweeping away degrees, new types of online credentials — various certificates, MicroMasters, badges, and the like — are instead playing a complementary role, creating the building blocks for newer, more affordable degree programs.... The growing digitization of credentials also heralds a new era of greater transparency for educational outcomes — providing more and better data on which corporate leaders can make hiring decisions... This can help optimize college recruiting strategies; the setting of hiring qualifications; and investment decisions about learning and development and executive education.
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