The ENHANCE Alliance has published the first training offers within micro-credentials on its website, which are an essential part of ENHANCE’s joint educational offer. Micro-credentials are seen as a means to make it more flexible and attractive for traditional students pursuing bachelor, master, or doctoral degree programmes and various groups of lifelong learners.
There are two different types of micro-credentials: certificates and badges.
The significant difference is that certificates are ECTS micro-credentials with rigid quality assurance, which includes a thorough formal assessment of learning outcomes. In contrast, badges can be awarded with fewer standard methods of assessing learning outcomes or even based on participation in learning activities.
The micro-credentials are presented on the ENHANCE website in two ways: In part, dedicated to the educational offer, where you can find brief information, and the registration form. On the other hand, we see the micro-credentials catalogue, where you can find all the detailed information about them.
Three micro-credentials have already been launched: Data Literacy, Critical Sustainability, and Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (CHET). The first two are aimed at students, while the third is at faculty staff. The launch of new micro-credentials for ENHANCE Alliance member universities will be published in the coming weeks.