Micro-credentials poorly understood by workers in North America: Report


A recent research report from D2L examining micro-credentials suggests that workers in North America are interested in upskilling but that they do not understand the value of micro-credentials or how to obtain them. The researchers surveyed 1,000 adults living in Canada or the United States and uncovered four key findings: Continuous upskilling is not a norm, participants had no clear preference for training providers, micro-credentials are not widely understood, and people most commonly requested help with financial assistance and understanding credentials. The report recommends that postsecondary institutions invest in upskilling-focused continuing education, employers invest in skills development for their workers, and governments pass policies supporting financial aid and training.

Campus Technology | D2L (Report)