Advice for scaling micro-credentials effectively: Opinion


In a recent article from the evoLLLution, Arthur Thomas (Syracuse University) discusses the challenges with and best practices for scaling micro-credentials. Thomas writes that a “mindset of scale” is critical to the success of this endeavour: This “mindset of scale” means keeping in mind the goal of serving thousands of learners across many different programs when evaluating workflows, procedures, infrastructure, staff, and marketing and communications practices. The author also recommends assembling a network of people from across the institution who are already working with micro-credentials in order to identify and work toward solutions as a group. Finally, the author discusses ways of addressing resistance to change, such as incentivizing organizational change, and developing an adaptive project plan to manage future states.

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