The potential of microcredentials

The potential of microcredentials

Short presentation to the webinar of the working group on the European Qualification Framework on 3.7.2020.

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Dominic Orr

July 03, 2020
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  1. Input to webinar of European National Qualification Frameworks 3 July

    2020 The potential of microcredentials Adj. Prof. Dr. Dominic Orr Mantas Pupinis
  2. Key findings Micro-credentials can help to provide access to education

    to a greater diversity of learners. The main aspects of micro-credentials that contribute to inclusiveness are: ▪ Flexible design and delivery of courses leading to micro-credentials. ▪ Flexible delivery mode of courses leading to micro-credentials (e.g. online, face-to-face, or blended). ▪ Length of courses leading to micro-credentials (shorter than a traditional degree). ▪ Closer link to current needs in labour market or society (e.g. digital transformation). Micro-credentials need to be verified and recognised to ensure their value for learners. - Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash
  3. 3 scenarios for using micro-credentials in higher education Recognition between

    two systems: higher education and labour market Recognition in all social systems 2 3 1 Recognition within higher education system - For a reference to these 3 scenarios in the context of open badges, please see: https://hochschulforumdigitalisierung.de/sites/default/files/dateien/HFD_AP_Nr48_Open _Badges_Bericht_2019_EN_web.pdf
  4. Four learning pathways / use cases 4 - For the

    origin of this, please see: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030- 44897-4
  5. What will success look like? 5 Flexibility … in choosing

    learning pathways Educational innovation … is plentiful and not inhibited (but supported) by the approach Trust … in alternative credentials across all social systems Transparency … about learning achievements is enhanced
  6. What should the definition encompass? 02 01 03 04 Content

    of learning leading to a micro-credential Format / design of learning and of a micro-credential Key actors: providers and target groups Purpose: recognition in further education, labour market, lifelong learning
  7. Speakers Dominic Orr Mantas Pupinis Research Manager PPMI Research Lead

    Kiron Open Higher Education