Session A: Impact of micro-credentials on new learner paradigms

23 June 2020, 11.30-13.00 CEST

You will meet

Raimund Hudak,  DHBW Heilbronn, Germany
Manuel Dolderer, CODE university of applied sciences, Germany
Elena Trepulė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Matteo Uggeri, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Laura Barlassina, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Session description

Are you prepared for the new world of microcredentials and digital credentials?

In this session, we will put the learner in the center of our considerations. You are welcome to join and contribute! Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are increasingly confronted with requests from learners to recognize external learning such as MOOCs as credit towards a degree. Today’s world of work is complex, so students want to supplement their university education with specialized skills in fields such as Data Mining, Advanced Manufacturing or Online Marketing. Recognition can enhance student motivation, responsibility and determination, enabling more effective learning. It allows HEIs to give students a wide choice of  specializations. The HEI’s reputation  guarantees that an awarded degree meets high academic and professional standards. To facilitate learner’s physical and virtual mobility, HEIs will have to re-define curricula so that they are both rigorous and flexible.