Micro-Credentials for Postgraduate Taught Degrees
The online workshop will examine the use of micro-credentials in postgraduate taught degrees.
Led by colleagues from the University of Edinburgh topics covered will include:
- An overview of the use of micro-credentials in Europe
- An review of the QAA Scotland project on micro-credentials
- An examination of micro-credentials from a skills development perspective
Pete EvansUniversity of Edinburgh
Mairéad Nic Giolla MhichílDublin City University
Dr Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl is Director of Micro-Credential Strategy & Innovation, Dublin City University. Mairéad is involved in a number of European research projects as both PI and researcher. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include technology in teaching and learning; policy implementation and organisational change in higher education. She will be presenting on the trends in the developments and up-take Micro-Credentials across the European Higher Education Area.
Dr Anne TierneyHeriot Watt University
Dr Anne Tierney is Assistant Professor, Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She was Deputy Chair of the QAA Scotland project on ‘Understanding Micro-credentials and Small Qualifications in Scotland’ in 2022 — 23. She will be presenting on the work with QAA Scotland on Micro-credentials.
Professor Rupert WardUniversity of Huddersfield
Professor Rupert Ward is Professor of Learning Innovation at the University of Huddersfield and Executive Dean of the Sino-British College, Shanghai. He is co-developer of the Universal Micro-credential Framework and has led the development of a global accreditation standard for badging and micro-credentialing as part of his role as Director of Strategic Partnerships, and a member of the Executive Board, of the International Council on Badges and Credentials. Rupert will be speaking on recent work on identifying and accrediting skills within badges and micro-credentials.
Padmasheela KiiskilaTampere University
Sheela Kiiskilä is a researcher at Tampere University. Her research focus in in Micro-credentials (especially the Digital credential portion) for higher education learners. As part of ECIU, led two EU commission early adopter programs related to issuing micro-credentials namely EDC and EBSI. Currently as task leader, she is working on central issuance of digital credentials for all ECIU learning opportunities and developing competence passport for learners. Her earlier career includes working in Silicon valley in both technical and managerial positions and being an entrepreneur. She will be presenting on her recent work on digital credentials.