The special issue of the International Journal of Technology in Higher Education will publish a collection of papers which critically and analytically focus on micro-credentials as the “next new normal” for digitally-enhanced and -enabled learning in higher education ecosystems. Mico-credentials are purported to offer more flexible, digitally-enabled, learner-focused, and wide-reaching education and training opportunities for learners. Whilst the emergence, adoption, regulation, and impact of micro-credentials and other forms of digital credentials present a number of opportunities, they also raise important questions and challenges for all stakeholders (i.e. learners, employers, educational institutions, and government and professional bodies).
Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Dublin City University
Beverley Oliver, Edubrief
Mark Brown, Dublin City University