The latest trend we've seen in higher education is micro-credentials, a non-traditional education path where students gain qualifications in a specific area such as coding languages, presentation skills or management skills such as staff supervision or strategic decision making.
For example, we have heard of the ‘nanodegree’ (introduced by Udacity, in partnership with Google) as ‘curriculums designed to help you become job-ready’ with courses on computer science concepts and programming languages.
Why the contribution is important
Micro-credentials could be a way to recognise specific skillsets, but also as a way to recognise any informal learning or prior training. Micro-credentials could be used in the classroom for secondary and tertiary students or at work as a way to recognise on the job training.
- Do you think micro-credentialing is the future of our higher education system?
- Do you think smaller courses like micro-credentials encourage reskilling and help people learn specific skills for digital technologies? Why or why not?
by DigitalEconomyTeam on October 24, 2017 at 08:59AM