Online courses must be standardised, says global learning provider

The use of badges in online learning is threatening to disrupt higher education, according to a report published by Pearson Learning today.

'Open Badges for Higher Education' suggests that employers who are looking to fill skills gaps will be more attracted to a candidate’s skill set, rather than a degree.

“By earning skill-based badges, the record of achievement that students begin in high school becomes the foundation upon which they build their capabilities throughout their professional lives,” the report stated.

It called for a standardisation of accreditation from online learners, and said that an open badge standard would allow any person or organisation to define a badge (or a system of badges) to recognise achievements.

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