In a rapidly changing work environment, micro-credentials are emerging as the most practical way for educators to encourage ongoing education for both individuals and in organisations.
Increasingly, employers need people with up to date capabilities who are willing to participate in ongoing learning. Individuals are looking to show their competitive edge and continue to upskill themselves. This is the perfect opportunity for the education industry to form a meaningful relationship with industry but sadly many institutions are lacking a practical way to meet these needs.
Micro-credentials are bite-sized qualifications that provide certified evidence of an individual’s skills and experience within a particular subject area. Micro-credentials are more than just a convenient way to upskill though, they offer significant benefits to industry and individuals as well as the educators that provide them.
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Corporate organisations are beginning to see the value in ongoing education. They know that providing training for their employees will increase their engagement, improve their chances for success in a changing workplace and maintain up to date knowledge of critical areas. However, these companies frequently lack the structure and knowledge to start programs that support their goals.
Micro-credentials offer educators a practical way to fill this need and effectively engage industry while also having a positive and ongoing impact with work-integrated learning. This Educator-to-Business model in particular allows learning to be embedded in the workplace at scale, often taking advantage of virtual and blended offerings.
However, these benefits also exist on a more personal level. Micro-credentials can provide a pathway to further education and students can even help to increase the awareness and viability of these programs as they proudly display their achievements wherever they can.
Our micro-credentials are designed to help both business and educators.
AGSM@UNSW Business school and Guroo Producer partnered to create and deliver a suite of 14 micro-credentialed programs utilising blended and adaptive learning approach, delivered virtually with the facilitation personalised through learner insights provided by the Guroo Academy portal.
The programs have been a huge success, with AGSM enrolling 250 new learners a month and achieving a 4.5 star learner experience.
Magnus Gittins, AGSM Director of Executive Education, had this to say about how they are delivering micro-credentials through the AGSM Navigator hosted on Guroo Academy.
“Each of the Virtual Learning Short Courses we offer run for approximately 14 hours over a two-week period. Our students take part in live virtual workshops, action learning, and coaching designed to deliver immediate, measurable, and enduring outcomes. And they, of course, want a way to show off their achievement.
We provide this recognition in the form of an AGSM “digital badge”, otherwise known as a micro-credential, which contributes points towards their AGSM Certificate of Executive Management and Development. This also recognises their commitment to lifelong learning, demonstrating to current and potential future employees that they are putting in the effort to keep their skills relevant in a constantly changing world.”
If you believe that micro-credentials might be a good solution for you, there can be a lot to learn. That's why we created a simple list of the things you need to know before you get started. These dos and don'ts can help you to:
This download can help corporate organisations who are looking to revolutionise their development program or educators who are looking to engage with industry through micro-credentials.
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