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Exploring Micro-credentials and Digital Badges

Date: March 3 - 2021
Location: Online
3 March (10:00-13:00)

Micro-credentials are small packets of learning and skills acquisition that may be recognised by a digital certificate or badge. They may be standalone, or the starting point for degree-level study. Micro-credentials are used in a range of education and training contexts. We would like to explore their use and potential in the Scottish higher education context.

We are very excited to have Dr Patrina Law to open the event with a plenary. Patrina is the Head of OpenLearn for the Open University (UK) and as such is responsible for the commissioning and strategic oversight of the OpenLearn platform, an Open Educational Resources (OER) platform that reaches over 13 million learners and formal students a year. Her roles in HE over the past 20 years have had an emphasis on coordinating projects and research with a particular emphasis on OER and educational technology. Her research interests are around understanding non-formal learners, developing a framework for good open educational practice and more recently, the phenomenon of digital credentials.

We would like to hear from university staff - academic staff, professional services and senior management - who have a current interest in micro-credentials, or who are curious about their possibilities.

We would like to invite you to a discussion event to talk about your perceptions of, and attitudes towards, micro-credentials.  This will take place on Wednesday 3 March, 10am-1pm, online.

Registration is now open via our event booking site.

Please complete our survey

We also invite you to complete a survey. We will be following up on the findings from the survey in the online event.

Please come and join us to talk about micro-credentials. We’re very much looking forward to the discussions.