University of California, Berkeley student Deep Dave is a double major in computer science and economics who has completed 68 college credits. What’s so unique about Deep? He’s only 18 years old.
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Over the past decade, there has been a stunning increase in the number and variety of credentials available in this country—college degrees, educational certificates, industry credentials, licensures, and most recently micro-credentials, such as digital badges.
Yet another graduation season has come and gone. Commencement speakers have dispensed pearls of wisdom, celebrated graduates’ accomplishments, and addressed their aspirations about living the American dream.