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Micro-credentials – Online courses to improve your knowledge and skills- Coursera EdX etc.
Micro-credentials -Globally accepted online courses to improve your knowledge and skills
Many students follow courses while studying to improve their chance of Employability or to learn/ improve a skill.
Covid-19 has changed how we learn and teach (+ve and -ve impacts)
• Switched scheduled courses online/ online exams
• Digital events/ webinars like this
• Reduction of parent income/ additional cost of devices/ data
• Health issues/ Covid infection/ hospitalization/ death of family members
• Less international students for universities in the developed world (Changegovernment policies to attract students e.g. Sinopharm in Australia )
ADB study on Sri Lankan online learning – findings based on a survey among state and non state HEIs
90% of students had access online education. This rate is comparable to developed countries like Japan
Poor internet connections disrupted online education
HEIs need to revisit curriculums, pedagogy, online
What is a micro-credential? EU, 2020 definition
“A micro-credential is a recognized proof of the learning outcomes that a learner has achieved following a short learning experience, according to transparent standards and requirements and upon assessment.”
Micro-credentials differ from traditional degrees and certificates in that they are generally offered in shorter or more flexible timespans and tend to be more narrowly focused.
Key characteristics of micro-credentials:
Measure the demonstration of skill and knowledge, not time spent learning.
•Short and focused on a narrow range of skills and competencies. Break down learning into manageable chunks.
•Competency is assessed as a demonstrable skill or behavior.
•Quality is assured through peer and industry review.
•Industry recognized. Many micro-credentials are co-developed with industry based onthe skills and competencies they’re looking for.
Can be Personalized to meet individual learners’ needs.
•Modular and stackable. Some micro-credentials are “one off”, while others are modules that can be stacked to create a qualification.
•Shareable. The qualification is placed in a digital wallet or e-portfolio the learner can share with employers or education institutions.
Micro-credentials – Globally accepted online courses to improve your knowledge and skills