What are they?
- A verified indicator of skills, competencies, interests, and accomplishments.
- They are stored and managed online.
Why do we like them?
- They value multiple pathways for learning
- They are transportable and shareable
- They represent professional learning on educators’ own terms
- They are transferable from multiple sources
- They are evidence based
- They are stackable
- They hold the potential to transform when and where learning is valued.
How can you use them?
- Earn them
- Share them on the web and through social media
- Use them with employers and perspective employers
Learn More about Micro-credentials
- How do Digital Promise Micro-credentials work? – Digital Promise
- Digital Promise Educator Micro-credentials
- About Open Badges – OpenBadges
- Making Professional Learning Count – What do educators want from their professional learning? What do they think of micro-credentials?
- Micro-credentials for Personalized, Powerful Professional Learning – Getting Smart
- How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter – EdSurge
And Even More about Micro-credentials
- Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners – Edutopia
- 7 Things You Should Know about Badges – Educause
- The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners – American Institutes for Research
- OpenBadges.org currently maintains the standard for using badges for micro-credentialing. This allows micro-credentials to be transferred and collected from multiple sources.
- Digital Badges – McArthur Foundation
- Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning – Getting Smart
- Deeper Learning – Digital Promise’s first collection of micro-credentials
- What are Digital Badges? – HASTAC
- Badging Resources – Distributed PD Project
- The Need for a Quality, Distributed Professional Development System – Multiple Pathways Blog
- We Don’t Want Just Any PD, and Badges Are More Than Patches – Multiple Pathways Blog