What are Microcredentials?

Microcredentials are short, professional programs that focus on skills and competencies. Learn what you need to advance in your career, with the flexibility to manage your many responsibilities at work and at home.

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Registration is open for Oct, please contact TLX for more information.

Micro-credential: Building a Community

Module 1: Building a Community of Learners

In its simplest form, the idea of "community" brings to mind images of people living together. Perhaps notions of mutual respect and cooperation also come to mind. As educators, our goal should be to foster this sense of community in our classes, to use it in ways that creates a climate for learning and student success.

Module 2: Learner-Centered Teaching & Active Learning

Learner-Centered Teaching and Active Learning are two approaches to teaching and learning that are the cornerstones of the pedagogical approach adopted by George Brown College. This module will explore both of these concepts in detail.

Module 3: Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Our students come from different backgrounds. They differ in age, school and work experiences, abilities, and expectations. It's safe to say that our "typical" learner isn't typical. There's nothing average about them.

Module 4: Assessment Principles and Best Practices

Developing interesting assessments can provide your teaching with greater effectiveness, and it can help to increase your students’ engagement. It can also become an important medium of communication in the classroom and help to create an important dialogue between teachers and learners. 

Micro-credential: Teaching with Cases

Module 1: Foundation to the Case Method

The case-based method has been part of higher education for over a century. In the past, it was typically implemented using written cases. However, with the availability of user-friendly technology, educators can create cases that can go from simple to complex and from real to fictional to simulate a wide array of possible scenarios.

Module 2: Sourcing Cases

The second module of this micro-credential focuses on how to source cases; in other words, where to find them. Some case studies are free, while others are available for a fee. 

Module 3: Teaching with Cases

Teaching with cases is not a new approach; it has been utilized in higher education for more than a century. Traditionally, the case teaching method was reserved for face-to-face classes. However, with the expansion of e-learning and its integration into almost all educational areas, teaching and learning with cases is now an important and growing part of online learning. According to Worm (2013), there is no doubt that the case approach can be implemented online and in the classroom, achieving the same results. 

Module 4: Cases as Assessment Tools

Case studies are versatile; they can be used in most subject areas and can be an engaging activity for learners.  At this point, you may be considering using your case activities as assessments. This is the focus of module four.