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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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8/17/2013 | 5:43:21 AM
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I really like the idea of documenting post-collegiate learning. That said, if these sites are going to function beyond chronicling one's reading lists, there has to be some sort of validation for each achievement. I don't think it's useful to know that someone has read a thousand Economist articles unless I have some insight into how well the person understood the content. Giving a degree a higher "value" than a reading list is a start, but it will need more refinement.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/16/2013 | 1:37:43 PM
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To be fair, they're just getting started, so the formula may improve over time.

Still, I can't imagine spending time logging the books I read on this service. They have API level connections with some of the MOOCs and tutorial sites, so that could take some of the labor out. They're also trying to work out something where the could get your transcript electronically from a university just by having you check a checkbox. Maybe they'll eventually have a deal with the publishers of the Economist (an example he used) that logs how many articles you've read there and gives you an educational microcredit for each one.
OtherJimDonahue
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OtherJimDonahue,
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8/15/2013 | 11:05:19 PM
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"What do you think, is this service going to turn out to be anything more than Klout for education?"

Funny you should say that, as the first thing I thought of when reading this was, "This is just Klout for education."

I don't disagree with the overall concept, but ... there's something gimmicky about this that doesn't sit right.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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8/15/2013 | 6:46:08 PM
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This service to me encourages the notion that not only is it important what you learned and where you graduated from but what you've learned since then. Learning is a lifelong process. People who stop learning are then dangerous for what they think they know but may no longer be true..Degreed is one way to provide a reality check on that.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/15/2013 | 4:43:08 PM
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What do you think, is this service going to turn out to be anything more than Klout for education?


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