Uncategorized Microcredentials & Modular Learning: The Future of Adult Education?

Microcredentials & Modular Learning: The Future of Adult Education?

EBSN’s member organisation, the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability in Malta organised an interesting online event on the role of microcredentials and modular learning to demystify the notion of open badges, and digital credentials on 8 April.

The program and the theme were introduced by the Directorate’s experts by outlining the underlying considerations and some details of the recent policy dialogue in the EU. The first invited expert, Martina Vella, Licensing, Accreditation and Validation Manager from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority who provided an insight into the Maltese developments for microcredentials and introduced the project MICROBOL aimed at bridging microcredentials with the Bologna process.

The next invited presenter, Tamás Harangozó, Editor and Project Coordinator at EBSN Secretariat presented the experiences of using digital open badges for EBSN’s open courses on EPALE.

Johanni Larjanko, Finnish National Coordinator for the Nordic Network for Adult Learning gave an inspiring and concise talk on the current situation of learning, the role of microcredentials in general and in Finland too.

Microcredentials are becoming an increasingly discussed notion in learning today. You can find more information on the EU’s approach on the Commission’s website here:

A European Approach to Micro-credentials