Individuals develop new skills while working and are seeking opportunities to be recognized for their professional growth. Research suggests that traditional frameworks and models for recognizing professional growth and providing professional advancement opportunities don’t meet the needs of today’s workers.
Micro-credentials provide a pathway to personalizing and recognizing professional learning. They allow employers to verify the skills their employees demonstrate, regardless of where and how they learned them.
Since 2014, Digital Promise has been building an innovative ecosystem of micro-credentials. We offer more than 450 competency-based micro-credentials on a wide range of research-backed skills. These micro-credentials are developed, assessed, and awarded by more than 50 partner organizations, ranging from institutes of higher education to non-profit organizations.
Micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills.
Micro-credentials articulate a discrete skill to support professional practice and the specific evidence an individual must submit to demonstrate their competence in that skill.
Each micro-credential is grounded in sound research that illustrates how that competency supports positive professional impact.
With more than 450 micro-credentials available in Digital Promise’s ecosystem, learners can select the ones that are best aligned to personal goals or professional needs.
Individuals can start and continue their micro-credential journeys on their own time and in their own ways.
Micro-credentials can be added to your résumé and online profile and shared with current and potential employers.
Open Badges can be verified for authenticity by the earner and by those providing recognition for the badge.
Open Badges can be transferred between any Open Badge standard-compliant system without losing or mishandling any achievement data.
The earner of the Open Badge can control with whom they share their Open Badge and in what systems it lives.
Select a skill you have developed or would like to develop.
Collect the required evidence demonstrating your competence in the selected area.
Upload and submit your collected evidence.
Share your accomplishment once you have earned a micro-credential. You can download a shareable digital badge or share directly via social media or email.
Digital Promise provides the following services to support micro-credential implementation.
Contact us for more information and prices.
Institutional Implementation Support:
Learner Engagement Workshop: (for up to 50 participants)
Evaluation and Reporting: