Masterclass Lite on Open Badges and Micro-Credentials(October 2023)

Embark on a transformative learning journey with the Masterclass Lite on Digital Badges & (Micro-)Credentials, commencing on October 9, 2023. The insightful program spans four weeks, offering participants a comprehensive understanding of digital identity, open badges, and verifiable credentials. In collaboration with eLearning Africa, the organizers offer a major discount to participants from the Global South.

Digital certificates, open badges, micro-credentials and verifiable credentials are becoming increasingly important in the education and training sector. As digital representations of learning achievements, they can be easily shared and verified online. They enable learners to showcase their skills and competencies in a transparent and credible way, and help employers and educators to recognize and value diverse forms of learning. They also facilitate lifelong learning and career development, as learners can accumulate and update their credentials across different contexts and platforms.

The Masterclass Lite on Digital Identity, Open Badges, and Verifiable (Micro-)Credentials invites you to explore the captivating world of digital identity and credentials. Over four enriching weeks, participants will delve deep into the significance of digital identity, open badges, and verifiable credentials in today’s professional landscape.

Throughout the program, participants will:

  • Gain insights into the concept of digital identity and its relevance in the modern era.
  • Discover the advantages and challenges of open badges and credentials for individuals, organizations, and stakeholders.
  • Explore practical examples and use cases of open badges and credentials across diverse sectors and domains.
  • Learn how to champion open badges and credentials, and acquire the skills to create, issue, and manage digital badges and credentials using online platforms and tools.

The Masterclass Lite is designed to be interactive, engaging, and hands-on. It features a blend of lectures, discussions, exercises, and assignments aimed at seamlessly translating knowledge into applied capabilities. Every week, participants will participate in live sessions at 1 pm CET on Mondays. Upon successful completion of the Masterclass Lite, participants will be awarded a digital badge as a symbol of their expertise in the field. The course material will remain accessible for an extended period of three months, ensuring continued learning and growth. 

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