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"When a College Degree Isn't Enough: Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements"

Sounds very good to me. A lot of people don't need the overhead that comes with a four-year degree.

The country has entered a “prove it” economy in which codified skills are currency. It’s driving a revolution in how education is constructed, delivered, used—and credentialed. Even as degrees, from associates to doctorates, proliferate, they are joined—maybe trumped—by thousands of resume-worthy credentials from shorter, non-degree programs.  

Related: Maddog labels this a "Reality Check for Hackademia". Good line.

Also related: "How to Get a Top 10 University Degree in Three Years for Less Than $10,000 in Tuition". Maddog has the details.