Best practices for micro-credential development strategies, operations: Editorial


Michelle Alvarez (Northeastern University) recently interviewed Mike Jackson (Northeastern) about the strategic and operational roadblocks and opportunities associated with micro-credential development and acceptance. Jackson and Alvarez discuss Northeastern’s process and experience with launching micro-credentials, before outlining some of the best practices and recommendations for other institutions. Jackson discusses the importance of having representation from academic and non-academic departments on micro-credential development teams, taking the time to identify an audience for the credential in question, and ensuring the necessary supports—including technical systems and adequate financial and operational resources–are in place.

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