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Stephen Downes

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This article reports on the gradual increase in the number of microcredentials available in Canada and recommends steps to make them more widely accessible and useful. This, though, remains the sticking point in any credential system: "The learner's capabilities are assessed by a qualified assessor who determines if they possess the capabilities or not." This creates costs, and undermines the economies of scale credentials might alternatively offer. AI-based assessment would change that, were it ever to be widely accepted and trusted.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2024 06:22 a.m.

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