Post-secondary institutions in B.C. are now equipped with a comprehensive toolkit to navigate the emerging world of micro-credentials, with information specific to this province. The BCcampus Micro-credential Toolkit for B.C. was released on September 7, 2023, and is available for download.
Made possible with funding from the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, the BCcampus Micro-credential Toolkit for B.C. includes 17 standalone chapters that cover introductory material, implementation, collaboration, and learning design for micro-credentials, an innovative approach to competency-based learning. The toolkit started as an adaptation of eCampusOntario’s Micro-Credential Toolkit, but as we progressed in the project, it became evident that a B.C.-specific micro-credential resource was needed. The Micro-credential Framework for B.C.’s Public Post-Secondary Education System is embedded throughout this comprehensive resource, and the toolkit includes over 30 stories from 12 B.C. institutions. It is uniquely B.C.
The BCcampus Micro-credential Toolkit for B.C. is published under a Creative Commons licence, so it will grow and expand as micro-credentials take hold in the B.C. post-secondary landscape.
“As a leader supporting B.C. post-secondary institutions in learning, teaching, and open education, BCcampus is excited to help build capacity for post-secondary institutions across the province to offer micro-credentials to learners who want to upskill and retool in today’s changing world.”– Amanda Coolidge, executive director, BCcampus
The BCcampus Micro-credential Toolkit for B.C. was made possible with the support of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills and representatives from 12 post-secondary institutions who shared their micro-credential stories with author Annie Prud’homme-Généreux. “This toolkit is a collection of resources — lessons learned, tools, and templates — developed by micro-credential innovators in our community,” said Annie. “Sharing them will amplify the sector’s capacity to offer micro-credentials and help learners adapt their work skills in this fast-changing world.”