There are so many ways to demonstrate learning, some of them effective and some not. Many times people with a degree get into professional work only to find they don’t have the necessary skills, and many qualified people find they can’t get into jobs because they lack the formal credentials.
Player Chris Protos’s idea of using “doer-blocks” as a way to address this dilemma is interesting–it is like the equivalent of a resume as opposed to a college degree. Maybe instead of having edublocks that are more trustworthy based on where they came from, they are verified by what you do with them! This proves out that the knowledge was valuable.
Player klansing brought up another suggestion:
Industries creating edublocks could use doer-blocks connected to their credentials to verify that their courses are having the desired effects!
How does learning become doing? What is the new meaning of “experience?”