FutureLearn has created a resource to aid with planning and designing a Microcredential.
There are three parts to this document:
A space for adding the detail of topics, learning outcomes, big questions, people and places you may use, storytelling and narrative and industry involvement. It's recommended to keep everything at a high level in this sheet, and then expand on them as you work towards the Outline.
Including details of your target audience will help ensure the course aligns to their requirements and goals.
These are fictional characters, which we recommend you create based upon your target audience research in order to represent the different learners that might sign up for our course. Creating personas will help you to understand your users' needs, experiences, behaviours and goals and segments, courses or the whole microcredential can then be measured in terms of how it meets, or aligns.
An overview of formative assessments and detail of summative assessments - to be sure they link up to the course outline and any technical considerations required.
Courses may include a range of formative and summative assessments. Use this section to list the formative and summative assessments for your course. Provide an overview of the formative assessment and expand on the detail for the summative assessment. All summative assessments will need to be submitted, graded and feedback given on the partner's own platforms. This means that you should only offer quizzes (not tests) on your courses within a microcredential. Please contact your Partnership Manager for more advice or support.