Lumina Foundation releases beta version of common credentialing framework

June 17, 2015

The proliferation of new approaches to credentialing has led to a fragmented system, says the Lumina Foundation. The organization warns that the absence of a common framework is causing confusion for students and employers. Lumina announced that it will begin a dialogue, involving PSE institutions and labour and business organizations, to develop a connected, transparent credentialing framework. According to Lumina, the new framework should act as a “translation tool” and serve as a common language across various credentialing systems. They have released a “beta” framework on their website, which groups competencies into categories of knowledge and skills; skills are then broken down into various subdomains. The framework is designed for flexibility, but it will likely take years before it gains widespread acceptance. Inside Higher Ed | Beta Framework