What is Micro-Credential?
A micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area. Micro-credential is defined as digital certification of assessed …Read More
The Future of Learning and Flexibility in Education
With the current digitization and rapid growth of technology, sticking to diploma, degree and so on may not be accurate indicators of a person’s latest skills and competencies… Read More
What value do micro-credentials provide?
The latest generation of young adults pursuing higher education recognizes the diverse roles they’ll need to master for their careers. Easy access to information makes them savvier in discovering which skills attract potential employers. They want micro-credentials in those skills to augment their university degrees and make them more competitive in the job market.
Career professionals who kept their jobs are discovering that they’re overspecialized in their fields. Staying relevant means that they continue professional development through micro-credentialing. Boot camps and mini-courses create opportunities for development without sacrificing the time needed to do their day jobs. Other skilled professionals looking for work need another degree. Unfortunately, they can’t afford to put their lives on hold for two or three years to do it. Micro-credentials are an excellent alternative to get up skilled. They’re also great for highlighting the skills they’ve already mastered (often referred to as recognition of prior learning).
Institutions for higher education recognize this increasing demand for micro-credentialing. To remain competitive and add value to their students, University adds micro-credential courses to their curriculum. Some of these count as credits to a degree. Others will surface existing skills from experience. Some are designed with the aid of industry-leading companies to develop favorable pools of job candidates after graduation.
Finally, industry leaders look for these micro-credentials in candidates’ resumes. With readier access to skills evidence, they’re able to strategically design specialized teams around specific skills. They recruit candidates with the desired skills… Read More
Importance of Digital Badge
Digital badge is a digital file – a visual representation of knowledge and skills earned over time, creating a more streamlined process for evaluating an individual’s competencies. Digital badge is recognition of knowledge, skill, achievement, competency and proficiency. The digital credential is securely issued via ACCREDIBLE and the information is valid… Read More
Advantages of Micro-credentials
Alternative Pathway to Obtain Qualifications
Micro-credentials are a less expensive, more dynamic, competitive, demand-driven, shorter, modular alternative to standard degrees. Micro-certifications can also provide lower-cost… Read More
People have more access to and choice in higher education possibilities when micro-credentials are offered by a variety of providers and are designed and delivered in a flexible manner… Read More
People may obtain knowledge and skill sets depending on their requirements, at their own speed, and from AIMST, through micro-credentials. Micro-credentials and credits can be… Read More
Lifelong Learning and Recognition of Non-Formal Learning
Rapid and discontinuous change characterizes the twenty-first century. Adults, employees, and graduates must be nimble enough to reskill and up-skill… Read More