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Investigating modularization and microcredentials form the learners' perspective

Examining the learning perspective (learning ambitions, preferences, requirements, expectations, study-work-life balance) on modularization and microcredentialing to better adapt microcredential formats and institutional learning services to the specific characteristics of the CEPD learner. Microcredentials should stimulate learning aspirations and satisfy students' study-work-life balance to engage them in CEPD and better respond to their needs, preferences and available study time. Institutional learning services for CEPD should inform them about the range of lifelong learning opportunities, stimulate their learning aspirations and guide them to seize successive opportunities throughout their lives.

Meta-research on the learner perspective on micro-credential formats and learning services for continuing education and professional development

The deliverable presents a systematic literature review investigating the learner's perspective towards micro-credentials format, taking into consideration the research carried out in the last five years. After applying the PRISMA methodology, a total of 48 papers were included. Check out the document to find our results. 

Institutional leadership and microcredentials

Supporting university leadership in the development and progressive implementation of transformative institutional policies, strategies and institutional preconditions for forward-looking CEPD and microcredential programs and qualifications, in response to the demands and expectations of learners, the economy and the society. By doing so, university leadership will be empowered to develop evidence-based transformative institutional policiesfor CEPD and microcredentials in the context of emerging national and EU-level policies and frameworks over the next three years (cfr. the EC Recommendations onmicrocredentials). MCE will provide reports, recommendations and blueprints for institutional development. This also includes the possible development of extension schools or other designated structures and learningservices for coordinating and scaling up CEPD and microcredential provisions.

Analysing and mapping of current institutional qualifications for continuing edcuation and professional development and micro-credentials in the partnership

Case studies on modularization and microcredentialing

Testing the design and development of modularization and micro-credentialing involving all actors through case studies and pilots, responding to the demands and expectations of learners, the economy and society. To test educational changes, institutional stakeholders conduct a "reality check" together through case studies and pilots in which each of them takes their specific roles as designer, expert advisor, organizer, administrator or leader. These exercises will have an impact on how all actors will see their role in developing and organizing microcredentials and how this can be further scaled up in line with university policies. The aim is to strengthen and test modularization and microcredentialing according to the agenda and context of each institution.

Report on modularization and micro-credentialing based on MCE case studies analysis