Micro-Credentials and the Future of Skills-Based Learning: Looking at Canada

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2022-09
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Fostering Lifelong Learning // In response to a worsening global skills shortage that is already disrupting economies, governments and institutions have embraced micro-credentials. Intended as short (hour and weeks rather than months and years), competency-based driven by the skills needed by employers, the market is now awash with short courses claiming to be micro-credentials. The result is a market swamped with courses and market confusion. This paper outlines the opportunity, the challenges and the missteps in this fast-emerging market and suggests a probable future. // Paper ID 6663

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Microlearning,Employable Skills,Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC),Micro-Credentials,Skills Gap,Skills Development
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Canada
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Caribbean and Americas
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