The concept of micro-credentials has gained increasing popularity in postsecondary education recently. These short-term, highly targeted certificate courses focus on developing specific skills or knowledge. However, there has been a lot of confusion about micro-credentials, how they should be recognized, and how they fit into Ontario’s postsecondary education system.
In response, OCUFA has developed a comprehensive briefing note that explains what micro-credentials are, the Ford government’s plans for their use in Ontario, and how they have been used in other jurisdictions. The briefing note also details the many problems with micro-credentials and describes how they undermine the value of a university education.