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Micro-Credentials in Higher Education

Drawing on their own research, HolonIQ (2021) claims that micro-credentials are set to play a critical role in the reshaping of the higher education landscape. They propose four scenarios to …

The changing world of skills

In this article, we discuss how a changing world is leading to an emphasis on new types of skills and competencies. This line of discussion raises a fundamental question: What …

The Future Skills Challenge

It is claimed that up to 50% of all employees will need some degree of reskilling by 2025 as the adoption of technology continues to increase. Critical thinking and problem-solving …

Welcome to Higher Education 4.0

Welcome to Higher Education 4.0: Certifying the Future. Our team in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) is pleased to welcome you to this …

Looking back, looking forward

Throughout this week, we have been focusing on the transformative power, and potential pitfalls, of authentic learning-centred pedagogies. In this step, we ask you to reflect on and synthesize what …

Innovative Pedagogies

In this step, we look to the future horizon by thinking about some of the new and emerging innovative pedagogies that may become more prevalent or even core to Higher …

Welcome to Week 3

Hello again, and welcome to Week 3 of Higher Education 4.0: Certifying your future. We are pleased that you have joined us once more, on what is our final week …

Wrapping up…

We now reach the conclusion of Week 2 of our masterclass, in which we’ve explored both the types, and possibilities, of micro-credentials as a means of supporting new learning pathways, …

Fairy dust or star dust?

As we come to the end of this section of the masterclass, we invite you to give us your two cents on whether you think micro-credentials are either fairy dust …

In summary

We have now reached the end of Week 1. We’ve explored the concept of skills from a number of different angles and perspectives, and we hope it has been informative …

Navigating micro-credentials

We will explore some frameworks which might be useful to consider when establishing a strategic and considered approach to micro-credential implementation. To start let’s take a look at the current …

The Benefits of Micro-Credentials

Strategy should be relevant and questions of drivers naturally get us thinking about the potential and purported benefits of micro-credentials to different actors and key stakeholders in higher education and …

Pressing pause

This week has introduced a lot of concepts, some of which might be challenging or new to you. Over the next few steps, we will be looking at putting these …

What skills do graduates need?

The world of work is changing rapidly, and employers claim they are seeking workers with new types of skills. But it would be wrong to think that universities and colleges …

The Micro-Credential Movement

The micro-credential movement (or moment) is one that is gathering pace, as the array of strategic reports, policy initiatives and publications curated in the Micro-credential Observatory illustrates. However, it is …