The University of Central Oklahoma is proud to offer its students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to earn micro-credentials to advance their skills in the workforce.
What are the benefits of micro-credentials?
- You choose what you learn. Micro-credentials give you the freedom to learn what you want, without the financial and time commitments of a formal degree.
- A micro-credential gives you an additional layer of experience and expertise to showcase to future employers.
- Micro-credentials take less time to earn than a traditional degree and can give you a competitive edge when applying for internships and jobs while you continue to pursue your formal degree.
- Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles.
What is a micro-credential?
Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.
What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a digital indicator of an accomplishment or skill which can be issued, accessed, displayed and verified online. It is shown as an icon that can be clicked to view information, such as issuing institution, the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria. Once you earn a badge, you own it, so you may use it however you wish. Examples include adding it to your social media websites, including LinkedIn, or adding it to your digital resume or portfolio.