In a new economic age, the societal infrastructure has to be rebuilt/ recreated. Part of that is creating new standards.
LERN has created a new standard to replace continuing education units (CEUs). And maybe replace the credit standard for education. This month Thom Lowther of the American Institute of Architects and I led a session for the Certification Networking Group in Washington DC. About 30 associations and others providing certification for various occupations. The International Learning Unit (ILU) got a good reception, and much interest, boosting its credibility in the early going. It will take years to establish the ILU throughout society. But its' off to a good start. You can check it out at www.learningunit.org