Educating Others

What is a Micro-credential?

Traditionally, educators have demonstrated skills and competencies through degrees and certificates. However, the way we pursue knowledge has changed drastically and Micro-credentials are a mechanism to demonstrate continued learning and the acquisition of skills and competencies through other pathways.

In our opinion, the key to Micro-credentials is they must have both rigor and market worth. And that will be a function of the credentials of the credentialing entity.

Digital Promise 

Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2008. With an initial Board of Directors recommended by Members of Congress and appointed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, it was formally launched in September 2011. Startup support came from the U.S. Department of Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Digital Promise, through its work with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers, is committed to accelerating innovation in education through technology and research.

To read the Press Release issued by the White House, click here.

To learn more about Digital Promise, click here.

Red & Black Micro-credentials

We are honored to be working with Digital Promise. To date, we only have one Micro-credential (to read the e-blast when we first announced it, click here) and additional detail – including resources and research – can be accessed by clicking on the Micro-credential below, or on the right.

Meanwhile, we (well, really Black) are working on others.