This article talks about how fast the existing education system is changing because there is a huge gap between the knowledge and skills you can acquire through a traditional university program and the actual demand which is why so called ‘micro-credentials’ are becoming more and more important. Here is the quote that perfectly sums up the entire article: “Industries are changing faster than anybody can handle, including the industries themselves".
Here is another article on the topic: New educational trends | english.best
I would be interested in hearing what you have to say about it, @tim_m, @Sumejja, @Elida and @Andrea
Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees? - BBC Worklife?
I’ve been thinking about this post a lot lately, especially since you posted @Sumejja’s certificates on the other thread. Although I’m a university graduate myself, I always tend to give people (including my own sister) different advice when they ask me about what they should do after high school. I always tell them to do something in computer science because this is definitely the future. If I could do it again, I would absolutely go for something in this area (and also buy a lot of bitcoin when it was under a dollar ). I would really like to write a text on this micro-credentials article. Actually, my most recent batch of TOEIC texts I wrote a text based on a similar article: New Yorkers Face a Training Gap for Tech Jobs, but a Study Finds Hope - The New York Times. I think these texts are extremely useful for people trying to figure out what kind of post-high school education they should pursue in 2020.
I have really enjoyed writing texts on micro-credentials. I think the topic is a great candidate for its own series of texts. Perhaps we could source companies, universities, platforms, etc. that are offering these kinds of non-traditional education opportunities (like Per Scholas in the article I posted here) and create texts that discuss each one in more detail. Readers could benefit a lot from reading them. Perhaps they would even pursue enrolling to study at one of them. What do you think, @Torsten?
Absolutely. Top off my head here are a few platforms offering micro-credentials:
- Google Learn Digital
- Google Adwords Expert
- Amazon AWS specialist
- Singularity University
- All the online courses offered by Berkeley University
As a matter of fact, there are so many of those course available that it’s hard to keep track.
Hi @tim_m, this is interesting:
Hi @Torsten, I am going to start writing a series of 10 TOEIC texts on these different micro-credential opportunities. I’m hoping to have them ready for publication this week. Let’s also plan to catch up over a Whatsapp call when you have some free time.