Increasingly, colleges and employers are looking for strategies that will allow them to adopt skills-based learning and assessment, either as part of microcredentialing or a corporate training and development program.
Online learning platforms such asUdemy,Udacity, andCourserahave expanded rapidly by making micro-learning and training more accessible and affordable for a wide population. However, as online learning has become more popular, some providers simply convert print training materials directly to digital and try to use the same strategies that are used in a traditional classroom within the digital environment.
A more effective approach is to ensure that those courses and assessments are built on sound pedagogical practices that actively help learners actually learn the content they are supposed to be mastering. Without meaningful, verifiable learning taking place, those microcredentials hold no value or credibility.