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Micro-credentials could have a hugely beneficial impact on teacher professional development if they are part of a well-organized system.

 

Just 15 percent of teachers in the survey said they are even somewhat familiar with the concept of micro-credentials, which the report defines as addressing “the need for competency-based learning for educators by allowing them to identify specific competencies they wish to develop, submit evidence of their competence and then receive recognition for that learning through digital badges.”

 

However, after reading a description of micro- credentials, more than 70 percent of teachers surveyed said they are at least somewhat interested in them, and 65 percent of those surveyed said they are at least somewhat likely to try to earn micro-credentials as part of their professional development.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.eschoolnews.com

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