Micro-credentials: Navigating New Frontiers for Skill Acquisition and Lifelong Learning

Vértesy, László and Kukaj, Qendresa (2024) Micro-credentials: Navigating New Frontiers for Skill Acquisition and Lifelong Learning. In: Intellectual Potential of Society in the Context of Permanent Social Changes: Ways of Retaining and Development. People’s Ukrainian Academy, Kharkiv, Ukraine, pp. 35-38. ISBN ISSN 2616-9770

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Micro-credentials represent a dynamic and innovative approach to skill acquisition and lifelong learning, offering individuals the opportunity to acquire targeted skills and knowledge in a flexible and efficient manner. These credentials, also known as digital badges or nanodegrees, have gained prominence in recent years due to the rapidly evolving nature of the workforce and the increasing demand for continuous upskilling and reskilling. The European Union defines micro-credentials as the record of the learning outcomes that a learner has acquired following a small volume of learning. As they are yet in a very early development phase, their efficacy and efficiency in workers’ upskilling still need to be assessed and weighed against potential unintended consequences. While currently there is a lack of documented data demonstrating market need and their outcomes and benefits, cooperation between higher education providers, national institutions or regulators, and the industry is crucial for the successful implementation of micro-credentials and for ensuring that they are employability driven.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISSN 2616-9770
Uncontrolled Keywords: micro-credential, EU regulations, upskilling
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > LB Theory and practice of education / oktatás elmélete és gyakorlata > LB2300 Higher Education / felsőoktatás
L Education / oktatás > LC Special aspects of education / speciális oktatási formák > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education / felnőttoktatás, folyamatos képzés
Depositing User: Dr. László Vértesy
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2024 08:49
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2024 08:49

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