Marcelo Maina and Lourdes Guàrdia, members of Edul@b, participated in the Teaching Staff Stakeholder Event organised by The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). The event, held on the 20 of May 2021, brought together teaching staff members and support services from European universities to introduce the concept, models, and design guidelines for micro-credentials and short learning programmes.
The presentation focused on the E-Short Learning Programmes Erasmus project’s objectives and outcomes. In particular, their contribution drew attention to two pivotal project’s outputs: the Compendium of Good Practices and the Design Guidelines for flexible and scalable SLPs. The compendium draws from the outcomes of a study undertaken within the framework of the project. It presents a set of patterns of good practices in Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) and Learning Building Block (LBBs) design as an example to inspire the development of new programmes. The Guidelines were elaborated on the basis of the Compendium. A hands-on and interinstitutional approach supports the creation and development of SLPs from scratch or as an assembly of elements. The guidelines illustrate how to design flexible, scalable, accessible and relevant SLPs and identify key issues that assist programme directors, educational staff, management staff and lecturers.