Micro-Credential Development Offered by the University of Maine System (UMS)


The University of Maine System Micro-Credential Initiative offers a development series to assist those who are interested in developing a UMS Micro-Credential. You will earn digital badges as you complete the three levels. A micro-credential is awarded to those who meet all of the criteria.

The online training is asynchronous and hosted on Brightspace.

There is no cost to the learner. 

Categories:

  • Skills, Professional Development, Micro-Credential Development

 

Learn more about each level:

Who is Eligible: 

Anyone in Maine interested in learning more about the UMS Micro-Credential Initiative may complete Level 1. 

Level 1 will take about 1 hour to complete.

Description:

This foundational level provides a broad overview of the University of Maine System’s Micro-Credential framework, definitions, benefits, as well as the importance of the initiative in meeting workforce and post-secondary attainment goals. 

You will: 

  • Watch a four part video series (about 30 minutes).
  • Visit the UMS Micro-Credential website and Badgr Pro public page to see what micro-credentials have been developed and understand the resources available. 

To earn your Level 1 badge you will: 

  • Complete a brief reflection.  
  • Complete a quiz and receive a score of 80% or better, The quiz is designed to aid you in understanding UMS micro-credential terms and definitions.

Badgr Page for the Level 1 Micro-Credential: 

 


Level 1 Micro-Credential Development Badge

UMS Micro-Credential Development Level 1 (External Site)

 

Who is eligible: 

Level 2 is open to UMS Micro-Credential Development teams. 

You will gain access to the course once you complete Level 1 and are part of a confirmed development team. 

Description: 

You will collaborate with your team in the planning and design process to develop a UMS micro-credential.

You will: 

  • Watch a four part video series (about 25 minutes).
  • Complete worksheets and assignments.
    • Meet with your development team (at least two times).
  • Complete a meta-data template draft. 

 

To earn your Level 2 badge you will: 

  • Submit the UMS Micro-Credential Starter assignment.
  • Submit a team draft of the Meta-Data template. 
  • Submit verification of your collaboration.

Badgr Page for the Level 2 Micro-Credential: 

 


Level 2 Micro-Credential Development Badge

UMS Micro-Credential Development Level 2 (External Site)

 

Who is Eligible: 

  • Earners of Level 1 & 2 UMS Micro-Credential Development badges

Description: 

You will learn about the micro-credential implementation process. You will develop an understanding of the badge issuing process and marketing strategies. By the end of Level 3, you will have developed an approved UMS micro-credential.

You will: 

  • Watch a two part video series (about 20 minutes).
  • Complete assignments.
    • Select your issuing option.
  • Develop a marketing infographic.
  • Contribute to the Campus/Organization website template.

 

To earn your Level 3 badge you will: 

  • Submit collaborative assignments (communication plan, Campus/Organization website, Infographic).
  • Submit a reflection.

Badgr Page for the Level 3 Micro-Credential: 

 

Level 3 Micro-Credential Development Badge

UMS Micro-Credential Development Level 3 (External Site)

 

Description: 

This micro-credential recognizes and validates the learner’s successful completion of the University of Maine System (UMS) Micro-Credential Development pathway (Levels 1, 2, and 3). Earners of this micro-credential demonstrated knowledge of the framework, design, development, and implementation of a UMS micro-credential. The learner was part of a Development team that applied their learning in creating an approved UMS Micro-Credential.

Evidence was tracked, verified, and approved by UMS Micro-Credential administrators/staff.

Contact Information:

Contact ums.mc@maine.edu to reach out to the UMS Micro-Credential Initiative with questions about the Micro-Credential.

Badgr Page for the Micro-Credential: 

 


Micro-Credential Development Macro-Badge

UMS Micro-Credential Development Micro-credential (External Site)

 


Contact Us

Are you interested in learning more about our micro-credential development process or have a question that hasn’t been answered here? Contact ums.mc@maine.edu.

Interested in applying for a mini-grant to help in developing a micro-credential? Visit our Mini-Grant page for more information!

Click here to register for UMS Micro-Credential Development Training! (External Site)