A Cautionary Note on Micro-credentialing in Entrepreneurship Education

18 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2020

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Steven Phelan

Kennesaw State University

Caroline Glackin

Fayetteville State University

Date Written: August 22, 2019


A recent trend in entrepreneurship education has been the emergence of microcredentials. This note provides some cautionary thoughts on the current state of microcredentials in entrepreneurship and provides some recommendations for the future development of the field. One recommendation is the introduction of self-regulation. Credibility is also shown to be an important factor in developing a user base, but legitimacy and relevance are equally, if not more, important. As a result, any microcredential should only be developed after a careful strategic analysis of the stakeholders and a sound understanding of the underlying dynamics.

Keywords: Assessment, Digital Badging, Entrepreneurial Competencies

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Phelan, Steven and Glackin, Caroline Elizabeth, A Cautionary Note on Micro-credentialing in Entrepreneurship Education (August 22, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3500880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3500880

Steven Phelan (Contact Author)

Kennesaw State University ( email )

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
United States

Caroline Elizabeth Glackin

Fayetteville State University ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States
910-672-2370 (Phone)

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