Micro-Credentials in a nutshell
The MICROBOL project (Micro-credentials linked to the Bologna key commitments) supports
ministries and stakeholders in exploring, within the Bologna Process, whether and how the
existing Bologna tools can be used and/or need to be adapted to be applicable to micro-
credentials. In this project an international consortium organised various meetings and
workshops where governments, experts and stakeholders came together to evaluate the
current practices and policies relating to micro-credentials. Based on the findings of these
meetings, a common European framework for micro-credentials has been proposed.
MicroHE aims to provide the most comprehensive policy analysis yet conducted of the impact of modularisation, unbundling and micro-credentialing in European Higher Education by:
- Gathering the state of the art in micro-credentialing in European Higher Education today
- Forecasting the impacts of continued modularisation of Higher Education on HE Institutions
- Examining the adequacy of European recognition instruments for micro-
- Proposing a ‘credit supplement’
- Proposing a meta-data standard and developing an online clearinghouse .
MicroCredX project addresses the needs of the strategic triangle of HEIs, the world of work
and students. The key questions the project addresses are:
- How can this cooperation be strengthened in order to cater to the skill demand of employers, and at the same time improve the employability rate of university students and raise the profile of HEIs embracing the adoption of study programme unbundling and micro-credential recognition?
- What are the skills and competences the industry requires the most?
- How can curricula adapt to current and emerging labour market needs?
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Expected impact of our Micro-Credential projects
In the long-term, our projects will increase the quality and quantity of micro-credentials on
offer within the European Higher Education Area, as well as enable recognition of those
same credentials by different educational organizations and employers.
Strategically, it is believed that in the long-term micro-credentials will become a major pillar
of university service, alongside teaching of degrees and research.
In quantitative terms, we expect to see a steady linear growth curve in the number of
certified micro-credentials, with a shape similar that to the growth in MOOCs.