Employers need to know what a potential hire knows and what a potential hire can do. A degree, according to Michelle Weise, a senior research fellow in higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, doesn't communicate either of those things. Unlike the "black box of the diploma," competencies or stackable credentials do reveal identifiable skillsets in order to communicate what a potential hire knows and can do. In her recent Harvard Business Review article, Weise argues that competency based education is going to revolutionize the workforce.
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Dec 19, 2014