Learning Lab | Microcredentialing: Aligning Learning to Employer Needs and Implementing a Comprehensive Learner Record

Part 1: June 20 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: June 22 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: June 29 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: July 6 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET


Building on foundational knowledge of digital credentials, this lab takes participants through the process of developing a credential system that is aligned to industry and employer needs and demonstrates the development of a comprehensive student learning record. Leaders in these two areas will share their approach on how they established policy (e.g., governance), communicated value to academic leaders and learners, connected with employers, and designed a dynamic and adaptable microcredential.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab segments that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators.

  • Learn how microcredentials can support learning that develops students beyond disciplinary skills;
  • Learn how a comprehensive learner record can add value for students by capturing and documenting learning from multiple contexts and settings;
  • Develop strategies to implement an effective institutional or system-wide microcredential program that aligns to your learner and employer needs;
  • Identify and work with industry or employer stakeholders to develop your microcredential programs; and
  • Identify methods to collect and analyze data on microcredentials to better communicate their value to learners and employers.

Target Audience

Higher education professionals, especially administrators, tasked with scaling microcredential initiatives.


Luke Dowden Luke Dowden, Chief Online Learning Officer, Alamo Colleges District

Kim Moore Kim Moore, Executive Director Workforce, Professional and Community Education, Wichita State University

Sonya Watkins Sonya Watkins, CIO, University of Central Oklahoma