Credentials in Open Education

Since different credentials may have different value in the workplace and in academia for purposes of recognition, transfer and portability, the report will introduce the concept of quality assurance of credentials whereby a high-quality credential would need to meet a set of a minimum criteria in these areas.

The report will:

  • describe a quality system for analysing the quality of credentials through a lens of ease-of recognition and portability
  • classify different kinds of open credential according to a typology developed in the project
  • provide an easy-to-read label showing the quality of a credential at a glance
  • provide initial quality-assessments for a number of commonly issued open credentials in Higher Education.