6 Universities Launch a Store for Credentials

CREDENTIAL CONSENSUS: The University Learning Store has opened its virtual doors. It's a new credentialing system launched by six institutions: Georgia Tech Professional Education, UCLA, University of California Davis, University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education, University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

"With the University Learning Store, leading institutions have joined forces to introduce credentials that clearly indicate the capabilities of the credential holders," David Schejbal, dean of University of Wisconsin-Extension, said in a press release

Courses will be available in "power skills" (e.g. communication), "technical skills" (e.g. IT) and career-advancement skills" (e.g. negotiation). Learners pay $50, $100 or $150 for courses and, upon completion of an assessment, receive printable certificates or digital badges.

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