Could ‘Microcredentials’ Change Higher Education?

The University of Texas system, one of the largest in the U.S., is “betting big” on microcredentials, or academic certifications short of a degree. UT is partnering with Coursera to do so, as well as big tech firms like IBM and Google.

The goal for the 30,000 students expected to participate is to help them build skills employers want.

Lauren Coffey of Inside Higher Ed reviews the new program. (September 2023)

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