Opinion: The Time of Micro-Credentials

By Mikel Amigot

In parallel with the need for continuous learning, we need to showcase our new knowledge to employers. This is the time of digital micro-credentials.

For a fraction of the price of a classic Master’s degree, a growing number of institutions and schools are starting to offer short-form certificate programs.

These offerings are an opportunity to learn and help update specific, career-enhancing skills.

Beyond traditional colleges, Coursera, edX, Udacity and Pluralsight are convenient educational platforms to acquire micro-credentials.

To grant non-credit certificates, Coursera offers Specializations; edX, MicroMasters; Udacity, Nanodegrees; and Pluralsight, certificates of completion.

        Mikel Amigot is the Founder of IBL News and IBL Education (Open edX)