Considerations for developing, delivering microcredentials: Editorial


Postsecondary institutions are uniquely positioned to develop and deliver microcredentials that respond to the learner and industry needs of both today and tomorrow, argues Janine Janosky (City Colleges of Chicago) for the evoLLLution. Janosky subsequently provides seven key considerations for institutions looking to establish microcredential programs. She states that postsecondary institutions should research market demands, engage with businesses and industry experts, and leverage technology in order to ensure their microcredential programming directly responds to employers’ needs. These programs should also be designed with clearly defined learning outcomes, competency-based assessments, and flexibility at their core. Finally, she asserts that the value-add of these microcredentials must be effectively communicated to learners, businesses, employers, and communities.

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