Practical discussion-creating a microcredential
On 15 June 2022, the European Credit Clearinghouse for Opening up Education (ECCOE) seminar took place in Klaipėda. The aim of the workshop was to present the results of the ongoing international ECCOE project, to discuss and present what micro-credentials are, and to discuss with the participating teachers, educators, and representatives of educational institutions how to increase the acceptance of open, distance and flexible higher education through technology-based accreditation systems.
The workshop started with a presentation of the international project. The objectives, activities and results were presented. The workshop then went on to present the quality criteria developed for the description of courses, module competency cluster certificates and diplomas.
The workshop focused on practice, i.e. the development of micro-credentials and discussion questions. The workshop participants practiced how long it takes an inexperienced person to create a microcredential, what are the challenges, and, during the discussion, the workshop participants formulated strategic directions from the practitioners’ side on how to increase the recognition of open, distance and flexible higher education and, more generally, which target groups could benefit from this technology-based accreditation system.