Micro-credentials and digital badges are the latest technology to help students and employees "upskill" and "reskill" existing skillsets - Hayley Lemery, WGCU

“There are specific skills needed for individuals to really gain competencies that keeping up with this fast-changing environment in business and workplaces,” Dr. Aysegul Timur, the vice president and vice provost for Strategy and Program Innovation at FGCU, said. “So, we thought that we could create micro-credentials and digital badges to prepare our students for this.” The micro-credential program at FGCU currently has courses in cyber security, artificial intelligence, internet of things, cloud computing, data science, blockchain technology, quantum computing, and design thinking. “Once you complete a micro-credential you earn a digital badge."

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