How Digital Credentials Will Diminish Degrees

by Ryan Craig, Senior Contributor on Education

“In the realm of credentials, degrees are easily the most famous. Originating as celebrity credentials – an easy way for sons of the merchant elite to demarcate themselves from the hoi polloi – today they’re as well known as celebrities. And just as a celebrity association imbues a product with a few vapid characteristics for which the celebrity is known (Ryan Reynolds? Quirky!), degrees are also a lazy shorthand.”