A micro-credential is a recognition of learning awarded for the achievement of a small set of specific competencies. Micro-credentials are issued by academic institutions, corporations, and other training organizations in the form of digital badges.
A digital badge is a visual emblem that accompanies a micro-credential. Metadata embedded within the badge identifies the issuing institution and details the competencies and evidence required to earn the badge.
Seneca is proud to be starting down this alternative way of acknowledging what students have learned. We have developed Seneca Mosaics: Micro-credentials for Students, a system of delivering micro-credentials and of allowing the earner to claim the micro-credential as a recognition of skill acquisition.
As part of Seneca’s Digital Learning Strategy, the Teaching & Learning Centre is pleased to offer Professional Development Micro-credentials for Faculty in support of professional development accomplishments.
Micro-credentials can be earned for completion of Teaching & Learning Centre courses, online modules, conferences, and workshops. The list of is available.