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Assessment and evaluation of microcredentials: What success looks like and to whom

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/29/2022

Overview and Introduction Today, we conclude the WCET blog series on microcredentials which set out to address the inception, implementation, and evaluation of microcredentialing approaches across the higher education industry. We learned that there is a wide range of reasons […]

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Lessons Learned – The Implementation Stage of Microcredentials

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/22/2022

Welcome to the continuation of the WCET + WCET Steering work group series focused on microcredential initiatives. This series explores microcredential adoption, implementation, and evaluation. Previously, the series has reviewed the importance of understanding the strategic goals of microcredential projects, […]

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Coming Attractions: Can’t Miss Features from WCET this Fall

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 8/25/2022

The one constant in life is change. The variable is the pace of change. And lately, it seems change has accelerated. Image by Andreas Glöckner from Pixabay The academic year has either just started, or you are preparing for it […]

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Starting at the Beginning – The inception phase of microcredential efforts

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 8/18/2022

Welcome to the continuation of the WCET + WCET Steering work group series focused on microcredential initiatives. This series explores microcredential adoption, implementation, and evaluation. Previously, the series has reviewed the importance of understanding the strategic goals of microcredential projects […]

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Using Digital Badges to Incentivize Professional Development

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/8/2022

We are thrilled that Anita Gabbard and Beth Nettles from the University of Central Florida, share their journey of creating a digital badge program for hybrid work. Their responsiveness to the challenge of preparing staff to successfully work in a […]

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Student ROI and the Role of Stackable Credentials

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/21/2021

Thank you to WCET Steering Committee member Adam Cota and his colleagues, Sarah DeMark and Kacey Thorne, for the next entry in our series on student Return on Investment (ROI) in higher education and the role of digital learning in […]

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Credential Transparency and Informed Decision-Making in Indiana

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 7/16/2021

We, at WCET, often hear how institutions and state systems are being pushed by state leaders to be more attentive to state workforce needs. We also hear about the innovations that are happening in the many types of postsecondary credentials […]

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“What is Past is Prologue”: Reading Thelin During a Pandemic

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/19/2021

Highsmith, C. M., photographer. Sculptor Robert I. Aitken’s statue, “The Future,” Recently, Josh Kim in his Inside Higher Education blog, Learning Innovation, suggested that any discussion of the future of higher education should be informed by an understanding of the […]

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