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Micro-credential Magic Fairy-dust or Star-dust?

Invited presentation [Online] at Munster Technological University, 3rd March 2021.

Micro-credential Magic Fairy-dust or Star-dust?

  1. 1. Micro-credential Magic Fairy-dust or Star-dust? Professor Mark Brown Dublin City University 3 March 2021 Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash
  2. 2. @mbrownz
  3. 3. https://dteach.deakin.edu.au/2019/08/02/microcredentials/
  4. 4. 2021 Report launch in January…
  5. 5. • What is a micro-credential? • Why such an increasing focus on them? • How are they being used around the globe? Framing Questions…
  6. 6. https://www.futurelearn.com/info/thefutureoflearning
  7. 7. 90+K Educators
  8. 8. Starts March 8th…
  9. 9. 1. What is a micro-credential?
  10. 10. What?
  11. 11. What?
  12. 12. What?
  13. 13. What?
  14. 14. “A micro-credential is a proof of learning outcomes that a learner has acquired after a short learning experience. These learning outcomes have been assessed against transparent standards” What?
  15. 15. Beyond “Warm Body” Badges What?
  16. 16. Credit Bearing Non Credit Bearing Bundled Unbundled Credential Ecology Macro-credentials Formal Accredited Degrees What?
  17. 17. Credit Bearing Non Credit Bearing Bundled Unbundled Credential Ecology Macro-credentials Formal Accredited Degrees Micro-credentials Formal & Semi Formal Accredited & Stackable Badges & Awards Informal & Non-Formal Non-Accredited Short Courses Non-Formal & Semi-Formal Non-Stackable What?
  18. 18. y Axis Vertical Life-Long Learning Formal & Semi-formal Stackable Credit-bearing What?
  19. 19. x axis Horizontal Life-wide Learning Informal & Non-formal What?
  20. 20. Diagonal Professional Non-formal & Informal What?
  21. 21. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon Francis Bacon What?
  22. 22. 2. Why such a focus on them?
  23. 23. 27 Pre COVID Why?
  24. 24. 28 Why?
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  28. 28. (AACU, 2015) Why?
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  33. 33. 1,200+ 30/11/2020 Why?
  34. 34. Why?
  35. 35. Why?
  36. 36. 40 “The so-called ‘microcredentialing craze’ could be no more than a fad, marketing hype, or another case of ‘learning innovation theater.’ New Learning Economy Why?
  37. 37. Francis Bacon Why? “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon
  38. 38. 3. How are they being used around the globe?
  39. 39. How?
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  49. 49. Final remarks…
  50. 50. Fairy-dust or Star-dust?
  51. 51. “Micro-credentials should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself”
  52. 52. 58 https://www.dcu.ie/nidl https://www.dcu.ie/nidl
  53. 53. Go raibh maith agaibh! Thank you

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