Making micro-credentials work for learners, employers and providers


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Author: Oliver, Beverley


Short courses are not new. For decades, extension courses have enabled further education, community engagement and lifelong learning. Since 2012, online short courses - often called massive open online courses (MOOCs) - have been offered by hundreds of providers, mostly universities. Employers have offered their own in-house training programs for years, and industry bodies have managed certifications and licences to practice. These various forms of non-formal learning have enabled learners - working or not, and across the lifespan - to stay engaged with intellectual challenges, and to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Providers of education and training; Students; Higher education; Lifelong learning

Keywords: Microcredentials; Employers; Employees; Quality assurance; Future; Online learning; Skill needs

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Melbourne, Victoria]: Deakin University, 2019

Physical description: iii, 48 p.

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ISBN: 9780730001522 (print); 9780730001515 (online)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 137.233

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