Technological, demographic and socio-economic changes are transforming industry and creating a continual demand for new skills from tomorrow’s workforce. Educators, businesses and governments are creating programs and credentials designed to answer those needs.Meeting with the Prime Minister of Bhutanand Education Minister
For Nanda Kumar, a Science Researcher at Fablab Bhutan , personalized learning is important for the development of educators and the students he teach.
“In many districts of Bhutan, teachers are provided the same professional development regardless of their subject area, grade level or personal goals,” Stenphen from London wrote in a blog for Digital Himalaya, whose mission is to improve learning opportunities through technology and research. “The irony of this is that many of us educators have been successfully navigating the waters of personalized learning for Bhutanese students, but haven’t been given the opportunity to transition that same approach to their own professional learning.”
“BY 2020, MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE DESIRED CORE SKILL SETS OF MOST OCCUPATIONS WILL BE SKILLS THAT AREN’T CONSIDERED CRUCIAL TO THE JOB TODAY.”
“Micro-credentials provide students with ways to learn, and to keep learning while they go out and apply what they’ve learned,“Technology gives us the opportunity to tie evidence to the micro-credential, so employers can see what the students did to earn it.
We want to extend the institution’s offerings to reach more lifelong learners so they continue to build their skills and knowledge through everything from webcasts to micro-credential certificate programs,” Morrison said.