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Report: 5 models for how colleges can rethink credentials

The report anticipates a world in which globalization and automation means workers will need to continuously learn and earn credentials. It also sees a need for a better way to capture and qualify the combination of work, life and educational experiences accumulated beyond the classroom.

None of this is exclusive to hard or technical skills, however.

“The liberal arts part of education, more important than ever, will need to be embedded on all fronts,” wrote Kathleen deLaski, EDL’s president and founder and author of the report, which looks at the nonprofit’s past five years of work with colleges.

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