14 11, 2018

Improve Professional Development with Micro-Credentialing

By | 2018-12-11T15:13:33+00:00 November 14th, 2018|micro-credentialing, Professional Development|0 Comments

Micro-credentialing is a great way to improve professional development within your organization.  It demonstrates a commitment to employee growth and sets your organization apart from others. As a matter of fact, it’s a great way to build your organization by investing in your team! Let’s take a look at what micro-credentialing is, its benefits, and steps to start your own program. What Is Micro-Credentialing? Micro-credentialing programs support and improve professional development.  Team members complete competency-based activities related to their roles. Upon successful completion, learners may receive digital badges, certificates, or even continuing education credits.  This allows your team to demonstrate skills and set key milestones for their growth. Further, a little healthy competition can be viewed as a great motivator! Now that you know what micro-credentialing is, let’s look at some ways that it can benefit your organization. What Are the Benefits? A robust micro-credentialing program can help you attract the best talent.  Here are just a few of the ways that micro-credentialing can benefit your team and organization 1. It’s Self-Paced Busy professionals often find [...]

15 11, 2017

Benefits of Micro-Credentialing in Higher Education

By | 2018-06-21T17:56:18+00:00 November 15th, 2017|education, micro-credentialing|0 Comments

For years, institutions of higher learning have been diversifying their course offerings to appeal to more students. Not only are they offering a wider range of subjects in traditional study areas, they are capitalizing on technology to mix and match face-to-face and online learning for degree work. Not surprisingly, ambitious colleges are also turning their attention to a somewhat underserved market: people who need continuing education but cannot afford the cost or time commitment of regular college courses. More mainstream colleges are following the lead of professional organizations, technical institutes, and community colleges, and are adding micro-credentialing opportunities to their academic offerings. What Exactly is Micro-Credentialing? People without the time, money, or inclination to be full-time students can enroll in short, relatively cheap online courses designed to impart knowledge in a limited subject area related to a career skill, such as coding. For the effort, the student earns a digital badge testifying to competence in that area. By stringing together a series of badges, the student can qualify for a certificate in a wider subject—say, [...]