Pathbreakers Webinar Series: “Stackables and Online Micro-Credentials”


March 26, 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Missed the live event? Check out the webinar recording above.

Anne Trumbore leads Wharton Online at the University of Pennsylvania. Having started her career at Stanford, then Coursera, and then a HigherEd consulting firm with a specialization in blended learning experience, Anne is one of the country’s leading authorities in online programs. At Wharton, Anne leads the school’s flagship online program where she directs course production, creates new kinds of short form credentials and guides the University’s online strategy. Recently Anne has focused on creating smaller, short form, stackable credentials that will be the focus of our discussion.

Below are just a few of the questions discussed:

  • How does a university “unbundle” education into smaller, more incremental units/credentials?
  • What prompted your shift toward this approach to learning? What drives learners to seek out shorter form courses and are they worth the money?
  • Do students think (non-credit) micro-credentials are valuable?
  • When you created this change at the University of Pennsylvania, where did you face resistance?
  • Should micro-credentials “stack” toward a degree?
  • Are employers in support of this approach?
  • What is the future of micro-credentials?

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