Re: schema-course-extend: credential or award offered through course.

Dan, accreditation is not a particularly good choice. In many/most contexts
of education (at least in the US), the focus of accreditation is
institutions that seek accreditation to award credentials of some type.
Thus authoritative Body "A" might accredit Body "B" to award Credential
"C". See.


On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:26 AM, Dan Brickley <> wrote:

> On 17 June 2016 at 17:32, Steve Midgley <>
> wrote:
> > I agree that credential has many meanings across industries. I agree we
> > should try to find a term that unambiguously locates this credential as
> > educational. So, being a frequent simpleton, I'll suggest
> > "educationalCredential"
> This is an improvement.
> A friend I was talking to over the weekend suggested using the related
> term "accreditation". How does that sound to this community? To my
> ears it has all the right associations, and is much less evocative of
> lower-level technical notions of credential...
> Dan

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