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Friday, September 18, 2015

Credit for Watching a TED Talk?

Credit for Watching a TED Talk?

A new platform aims to help employers track casual learning

Jeffrey R. Young | September 14, 2015

Here’s a sign of how willing companies are to consider alternatives to college courses: Some are buying services that can let employees track their informal-learning activities, such as watching a TED talk or a Khan Academy video, or even reading a newspaper article. The idea is that the future of credentials will include playlists of self-service online educational materials.

Evert TED speaker is sent a copy of the "TED Commandments" in the mail. Image credit to Rives, a TED speaker who uploaded this image of the TED Commandments. Source:

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