Informal Ed to Higher Ed (iE2HE): An NSF Workshop on Digital Micro-credentials

March 27, 2020

The Informal Ed to Higher Ed (IE2HE) NSF-supported workshop was held at Carnegie Mellon University in December 2019. This workshop built on an earlier one convened two years prior at University of Michigan, which began the conversation around how digital badges and micro-credentials earned in informal educational experiences could be used in college admissions. The goal of the IE2HE convening was to engage participants from informal programs, secondary and higher education, and badge-issuing organizations in collaboratively developing projects that move the needle on using micro-credentials to support STEM college and career pathways for underrepresented youth. This report describes the latest convening and presents an overview of work that participants are planning (or aspiring) to do as a result of the ideas generated and connections made at this workshop.