HEQCO reports on evolving micro-credential landscape

April 9, 2021
A summary of a soon-to-be-released report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) discusses the micro-credential landscape, the use and value of these credentials, and how HEQCO’s findings compare and contrast with other recent reports on the topic. HEQCO explains that micro-credentials do not have to be digital; 81% of institutions surveyed were offering micro-credentials through a mix of online and in-person learning, while only 13% were offering micro-credentials completely online. The article also recommends focusing on the micro-credential’s stand-alone value rather than attempting to package micro-credential content with a focus on stackability. HEQCO (ON)