Many education institutions are designing, implementing, and scaling up their offerings of skill- and competency-focused micro-credentials. Modern media are proclaiming the value of these post-traditional instructional experiences, but how do you ensure your institution can design, develop, and offer them at scale?
For some institutions, it’s about providing unique offerings alongside traditional credit-bearing degree and certificate programs. For others it’s about offering micro-credentials in partnership with external institutions, including corporations, specialty education providers and professional associations. Since every institution is different, what are the systemic principles that will set you up for success? How is it possible to gain support and resources while you are still in the early stages of such a venture?
Drawing from the presenter’s years of experience in managing organizational change, performance improvement projects and instructional systems, this webinar provides practical tips and best practices to enable micro-credential offerings at scale. You’ll look at the role of governance and policy, concerns about infrastructure and adapting your project to your own organization’s evolutionary style. No matter where your organization is along the continuum — from offering just a few micro-credentials to offering a lot of them — this webinar provides useful ideas you can put immediately to work.
This webinar helps you to:
• Define specific characteristics of micro-credentials, and reflect on how these characteristics can affect organizational support and change
• Describe the organizational components that must be aligned to reach a level of scale for micro-credential offerings
• Identify stakeholders who need to be brought into the micro-credential effort and develop ways to engage them positively
• Link the micro-credential effort to key performance measures typically required by senior leadership
• Design the micro-credential effort to include prototyping and testing of various approaches to ensure scaling can occur without future surprises