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 is 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? Join this webcast on October 12 to hear from panelists eager to share their journey and answer your questions. The panelists will cover: 

  • 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.

This webcast will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all. Register to receive the recording. Follow the Twitter feed at #WCETwebcast 

Speakers

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

Moderator

Kate Parker

Vice President, Content Services, Higher Education, LearningMate