Microcredentials in Higher Education—Strategizing the Journey at Your Institution

  • Timezone : US/Mountain
  • Date : October 12, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

This webcast was hosted in partnership with LearningMate. 

There is rapidly growing interest in higher education about microcredentials and badges. The why of adopting a microcredential strategy was explored in a recent WCET Frontiers blog, “Considering Your “Why”- How Developing a Microcredential Strategy Will Help Your Students (and Your University) Thrive.” Microcredentials create shorter-term pathways for learners and earners. Additionally, they can aid student recruitment and retention. Microcredentials can also connect pathways and career advancement. But how do you get a microcredential initiative started at your institution? Panelists shared their microcredentialing journeys, covering: 

  • Where to begin.
  • Who should be included in the conversations?
  • Engaging students.
  • Evaluating options for microcredentials, platforms, and badges.
  • Defining microcredentials and outcomes.
  • Determining governance structure.
  • And more.


Julie Beggs

Dean, Workforce and Community Programs, Arapahoe Community College

Noah Geisel

Micro-credentials Program Manager, Office of the Registrar, University of Colorado Boulder

Laura Pedrick

Executive Director, UWM Online, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


Kate Parker

Vice President, Content Services, Higher Education, LearningMate