Unbundling higher education is becoming a reality and it has undeniable advantages to today’s lifelong learners, and so does the availability of short learning programmes and online MOOCs. These more agile means of education are more suitable, in their size and format, to address quickly emerging new skills and competencies (and their unique combinations) demanded by the labour market. Despite all these trends and developments several issues – such as concern about data protection and privacy, lack of trust in online learner authentication & assessment and the missing of commonly approved standards and mechanisms to facilitate the validation and recognition of digital credentials – cause a serious bottleneck to progress. The ECCOE project aims to present a solution to many of these problems with the perspectives of learners, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and employers in mind in equal measure, and seek to gain support from decision makers on institutional, regional, national and EU level to make digital credential recognition and transfer practicable.
European Credit Clearinghouse for Opening up Education
Agreement Number: 2019-1-FR01-KA203-062951
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