Microcredentials are units of learning that are less than a full degree. Microcredentials are typically a digital record of a skill or competency. Often microcredentials are certificates of knowledge and/or skills attainment, recognized and validated by the institution and industry. Often, institutions develop microcredential initiatives as a pathway to help learners/earners build towards a degree.

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Avoiding Potholes Along the Microcredentials Superhighway

28 Jun 2023

The road to a successful and high-quality microcredentialing initiative can be fraught with potholes and speedbumps, but the final destination is attainable. This webcast will bring together experts and practitioners in higher education to discuss what they have learned...

Navigating Obstacles on a Microcredential Journey

16 Jun 2023

In this month’s Closer Conversation, the WCET Steering Committee work group on microcredentials will highlight some of the key findings in the recent WCET + EDUCAUSE quick poll survey about microcredentials. The discussion leader will facilitate a conversation about...

Microcredentials in Higher Education—Strategizing the Journey at Your Institution

12 Oct 2022

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...