Electronic Learning Environments

Digital technologies are transforming education and are shaping social innovation. Educators and any relevant stakeholder need to be equipped with competencies and knowledge to understand and design electronic learning environments. But also, to get acquainted with the utilization of educational technologies in related fields.

The micro-credential 'Electronic Learning Environments' is aimed at students working in education. This can be students in public or private organizations who are interested in learning emerging and advanced technologies for digital teaching and learning.

With this micro-credential students will acquire new competencies in digital learning design and will be able to apply digital pedagogy in e-learning environments.


The micro-credential Electronic Learning Environments consists of 1 course:

Second semester

The programme is organised in the second semester


The course consists of 6 credits

VUB Main Campus

Courses are organised on the VUB Main Campus located in Brussels

What is a Micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are small, academic programmes that focus on specific subjects and competences. They consist of one or more courses or course parts taught in a Bachelor or Master programme at the university. Usually, they are taught for a few hours spread over one semester or one academic year. They are literally micro-courses.

If you pass the micro-credential, you receive a certificate proving that you have acquired the competences. These are official credits. This is where micro-credentials differ from other programmes, such as study days or trainings. The credits and competences you obtain are recognised throughout your career and can lead to exemptions from future programmes, for example, even at other institutions.

Micro-credentials are important for lifelong learning. After all, in our rapidly changing society, it is essential that everyone keeps working to renew their own competences. Micro-credentials are blocks that you can stack and combine throughout your life and career to further direct your own pathway. There are several advantages to taking micro-credentials. Since they are short, specific courses, you only learn what you need to upskill or specialise.

In addition, the certificate guarantees your acquired competences and the credits are often recognised abroad. They are a great asset on your CV.


The costs consist of a fixed amount and a variable amount. The fixed amount is a fee paid once per academic year. The variable amount is a specific fee per credit.

An overview of the costs can be found here.


Enrolment for this micro-credential opens on 1 July 2023 under 'Continuing education'. You can begin your enrolment here.

A step-by-step guide can be found here.

Teaching methods

The VUB is committed to blended learning, a combination of online and on-campus lessons. Therefore, students need not necessarily be on campus if they do not have to be, but we still believe in the added value of physical teaching moments. Classes are usually taught for a few hours spread over one semester or one academic year. You can always check the class timetable, where you can see if a course is online, on campus or taught through recorded lessons. It is best to view the timetables for each individual course.  

Want to know if this programme is available in evening classes? Scroll down this page to 'day/evening classes'.

Logo Europese Unie financiering

This new training offer micro-credentials was developed and announced with the support of the European Union.