ICoBC Publishes Taxonomy, Quality Criteria, and Quality Grid for Micro-credentials and Badges.

ICoBC’s first official publication is designed to draw upon current global developments in digital badges and credentials in the hope of enabling ease of comprehension related to the quality of micro-credentials and fostering recognition of informal, non-formal, and formal learning across providers.

Based on a review of the global literature on micro-credential definitions, characteristics, and best practices, authors Ebba Ossiannilsson, PhD, Professor (ICoBC Quality Committee Chair) and Abtar Darshan Singh, PhD[l1] , Professor identified four guiding features of these credentials, namely: accessible, authentic, digital, and universal. They then built a taxonomy, quality criteria, and quality grid based on these guiding features. The quality criteria and quality grid enable organizations to conduct a self-assessment of their micro-credential programs. Download the paper here.

For the full quality grid on micro-credentials, see the full document here: icobc taxonomy quality criteria grid and standard