Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

As the story says, "Google announced three new online certificate programs in data analytics, project management and user experience design... Google says it will consider all of its certificates as the equivalent of a four-year college degree for related roles at the company." More. The response from some in higher ed? "I can feel the rage building. Hey Google instead of trying to address educational inequality by dismantling higher ed in the middle of a pandemic maybe you could f****in **fund scholarships** in higher ed." But what do they expect? Donald Clark asks, "Are we finally seeing the flip away from Universities towards a balanced educational landscape... It needed a plague?" And George Siemens comments, "the growth of capability assessment outside of universities is one of the most significant trends."

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2020 04:55 a.m.