Continuing Training in the Digital Era: Microlearning, Microcredentials, and Digital Badges - Challenges and Perspectives


The digital transition, accompanied by the growing demand for specific skills and flexible, personalised learning methods, is redefining the approach to continuing training. A renewed paradigm that has a concrete application in the dematerialisation and digitalisation of administrative, organisational and production processes, with the need for reskilling and upskilling and a new approach that requires a higher level of interaction between individual and organisational needs, with the aim of constantly improving and adapting skills. In the light of European and national strategies, the article explores the opportunities and challenges related to lifelong learning through digital and microlearning, and the perspectives offered by new forms of recognition, validation and certification of skills acquired through short and targeted courses through the analysis of microcredentials and digital badges.