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What Is a Micro-credential?
Micro-credentials are a form of professional development that break down a scholarly topic or general skill into its discrete parts. Micro-credentials require a demonstration of competency in each discrete segment of that general skill via a portfolio or performance assessment. Once competency has been demonstrated a micro-credential in that discrete segment of the general skill or scholarly topic is awarded. Individual micro-credentials are then “stacked” to collectively represent a proven body of knowledge on a particular scholarly topic or general skill. Micro-credentials elevate the outcomes of their earners; as they not only learn about discrete embedded skills within a scholarly topic but they also may apply that skill in their practice and demonstrate their pedagogical growth as a result.
After successfully completing the coursework and passing the course assessment or required portfolio, you will be issued a specially designed badge for that course. Behind the badge is listed the course competencies met. The micro-credentials are aligned to relevant practice standards in the appropriate educational field.
The badge is a symbol representing your newly acquired knowledge. This badge can be displayed on your social media and included on your email signature.
For more information on eligible courses and costs for the micro-credentials contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Courses Are Now Eligible for Micro-credentials
Micro-credentials foster a culture of continuous learning in a manageable time frame without disrupting the learners’ lives. It is important to note that micro-credentials don’t intend to replace traditional degrees but complement them. These credentials are like building blocks that individuals can produce a customized education portfolio.
Credentials Unlimited provides you, the learner, with a focused, practical, and flexible approach to professional development, aligning with scientifically evidenced based practices in the education field. Check out our course offerings and begin your personalized learning journey today!!
Micro-credentials 101. This video explains what they are and why you might want one.
Micro-credentials are short, focused, competency based credentials that demonstrate proof of learning. Credentials Unlimited offers micro-credentials which you can use to leverage current evidence-based practices and build your professional portfolio. CU provides a digital non-credit transcript with badges to showcase your continued knowledge and in-demand skills.
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