CURMUDGUCATION: Micro-Credentials for Fun and Profit (In which Relay certifies your hand)

Micro-Credentials for Fun and Profit (In which Relay certifies your hand)

Posted: 18 Mar 2016 05:47 AM PDT

Part of the new wave of competency based education for teachers is the vogue of micro-credentials. Micro-credentials, sometimes linked to little badges, are an attempt to break down teaching into verrrrrry small competencies, and not coincidentally, monetize the certification of them. How micro can we get? Oh, you have no idea.

Meet Relay Graduate School of Education’s micro-credential for Checking for Understanding Using Gestures.

Relay is a charter-created fake school for teaching teachers, and this is some of their more spectacular work.

You may look at the name of this micro-credential and think, “Can that be what it looks like? Surely there’s some deeper, more clever technique that they’re selling.” Well, here’s the full description…

Source: CURMUDGUCATION: Micro-Credentials for Fun and Profit (In which Relay certifies your hand)

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