Innovative education models emerge to satisfy the needs of working adults
Millions of working adults are prohibited from going to school by inflexible learning models and the possibility of insurmountable student debt. In recent years, new models of education have emerged to satisfy the needs of this demographic — further accelerating the disruption of higher education that began decades ago.
Innovative methods of learning, like credentials, badges, and micro-credentials, address many of the barriers of entry to education for working adult students. But, the emerging education models do more than stand alone. A diverse range of credentials supplement traditional pathways while serving as incremental milestones on the way to larger achievements.
Furthermore, employers are beginning to recognize the value of credentials and certifications. As these achievements become more prevalent within hiring communities, it’s clear that a bachelor’s degree is no longer the minimum requirement for many corporate jobs.
To learn more about how emerging education models are transforming the landscape of higher education, read this guide.