Quoting from the article: “Micro-credentials provide individuals with portable, shareable badges that recognize the learning activities they participate in or the skills they have developed. As a result, they can both highlight the wide variety of learning activities educators engage in and facilitate the shift to competency-based learning for educators.” A company named Digital Promise has been building an econ system of micro-credentials over the past two years. It enables educators to receive recognition for the skills they have acquired over the years. It is supported by the Open Badge standard developed by Mozilla and and digital badging technology.
Link to article: http://firstname.lastname@example.orgOiP-0033000000q5jH4
Link to Digital Promise: http://www.digitalpromise.org/initiatives/educator-micro-credentials