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Stephen Downes

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This is another step in an iterative process that is tightening the linkage between employers and education institutions. The idea is that the network's goal is to use standardization about needed job skills, or competencies, and open data systems to 'better align student, work-force and credentialing data with the needs of the economy.'" The next step, obviously, is to describe students' skills in terms of these standards. With a single means of representing skills, and mechanisms of automatically assessing them, we no longer need degrees or credentials.

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