Moving from a Degree-Centric Postsecondary System to an Incremental Credentialing System: What Happens to Learners’ Financing Options?


Credential As You Go Dictionary

This document serves as an initial attempt to bring clarity to the diverse and evolving terminology within the learn-and-work ecosystem, particularly focusing on incremental credentialing. It aims to establish common ground by providing key definitions and understanding of terms used by various stakeholders, including learners, educational institutions, employers, policymakers, and accrediting bodies. Recognizing the influence of key organizations in shaping this language, the document acknowledges its evolving nature and commits to ongoing refinement as a dynamic resource housed on the Credential As You Go website and the broader Learn & Work Ecosystem Library.

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