During winter and spring 2020–2021, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, working with sector stakeholders and partners, developed a Micro-Credential Framework to support a coordinated and consistent approach to the development and delivery of micro-credentials across B.C.’s public post-secondary system. As this work took place, it was recognized that some components of the Framework required additional research. The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training is partnering with the British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer and BCcampus to lead research projects in six areas where further investigation is required to provide clarity around more complex components of the Framework. This work will assist the stakeholders to determine the next steps regarding Framework implementation.
BCcampus is coordinating the calls for proposals and contracts for these six research projects on behalf of the Ministry and is the initial point of contact for questions and submissions.
Please click the links below for information on each project. Apply here.
Note: You may submit proposals for more than one research area, but please indicate why it makes sense to do so.
- Project 1: Quality Assurance and Micro-Credentials
- Project 2: Stacking, Laddering, Transferability, and Micro-Credentials
- Project 3: Options for Transcription, Recognition, and Micro-Credentials
- Project 4: Options for a Micro-Credential Registry
- Project 5 Competencies and Micro-Credentials
- Project 6: Options for PLAR and Micro-Credentials
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