SEGi serves up an ‘academic buffet’

MICRO-CREDENTIALS (MCs), or digital certifications of assessed knowledge, skills and competencies which can be a component of an accredited programme or standalone courses, are among the latest advancements in education.

Similar to gaming, where a player who completes a task is given a digital badge to acknowledge the achievement, MCs award a badge that will become part of the learner’s digital file when a specific skill is mastered. Each MC digital badge is evidence that the learners have mastered specific professional skills. These badges can be added to their digital files as academic accomplishments.

The MC badges can be verified by the issuing institution, ensuring a recognised certificate.

This pathway can offer lower-cost options to acquire the required knowledge, skills and competencies, allowing the learners to enter the employment market sooner, SEGi University & Colleges said in a press release.

Dubbed an “academic buffet” by the education group, MCs “break down” Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) accredited programmes into bite-sized modules.

“Introduced to support lifelong learning, MCs provide opportunities to access higher education programmes and recognition in the form of credits for individuals who have acquired non-formal and informal learning throughout their work and life experiences.

“Adult learners have the freedom to select any MC subject of choice, similar to a buffet spread,” SEGi said, adding that its MCs are a collection of courses that offer a more dynamic, competitive, demand-driven, shorter and less expensive alternative to a traditional degree.

Designed to provide adult learners with knowledge, skills and competencies in a niche or focused area of study that complements or upgrades a learner’s professional, technical, academic and personal development, MCs aim to avoid duplication of learning, potentially providing time and cost savings for individuals to complete a study programme and recognition to deserving individuals.

“Learners can pick from over 300 multiple bite-sized courses in Business, IT, Communications, Education and Hospitality. The best part is that there is no age limit or entry requirement for those interested,” the education group said.

Learners can study at their own pace as MC courses can be completed faster than regular programmes and are significantly more affordable than a full-fledged diploma, bachelor or master’s degree.

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