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Introducing OpenCreds

The micro-credential framework designed to meet the needs of the education sector, industry, and most importantly its lifelong learners

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A quality-assured micro-credentialing framework

In recent years, there have been a growing emphasis on lifelong learning as the new norm for the way we live, work and learn in a rapidly unfolding era of change. The events of 2020 have reinforced the importance of continuing to invest in oneself.

The OpenCreds framework outlines how the education providers can provide a market-leading lifelong learning and micro-credentialing experience that prepares Australian and Malaysian learners for the future of work.

OpenCreds Classification

An OpenCred may be a stand-alone credential, designed to provide value to a learner independently of a formal qualification, or it may interact with a formal qualification.
A Pathway OpenCred

Aligned to a formal qualification level to provide learners and employers with a clear understanding of their level of achievement; and/or successful completion leads to an offer of admission to a formal qualification.

A Credit-bearing OpenCred

Successful completion earns credit for learning in a formal qualification, or component part of the body of a course that is part of a qualification.

An Industry-recognised OpenCred

Recognised by an industry association or accrediting body as meeting the needs towards maintenance of continuing professional development requirements.

Simple steps to get you started

1
Type of learning

Choose one of the three options: Professional Learning, Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education.

2
OpenCred classification

Choose which of the following applies: Pathway, Credit-bearing; or Industry Recognised. You can choose more than one.

3
Indicative hours of learning

Choose one of the 7 options for hours of learning based on the framework you are following.

4
Pathways/agreements

Provide details of any pathway, credit/recognition of prior learning, or industry/association agreements in place.

5
Design your course

It’s time to design and build your course!

6
Launch your OpenCred

Submit your OpenCred for approval and listing on the global OpenLearning marketplace

OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020
Resource Hub

You can now watch recordings on-demand and access resources and information from the OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020.
November 25, 2020

On Wednesday the 25th of November 2020, OpenLearning held its inaugural OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium - a complimentary virtual event designed to unpack the potential of micro-credentials.

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November 26, 2020

OpenLearning Malaysia hosted a localised, complementary event to the OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020 in Australia on Thursday, 26 November 2020, to uncover the potential of micro-credential opportunities for the Malaysian education and training ecosystem.

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Strategise, build and deliver a micro-credential program

With OpenCreds, the OpenLearning platform can support a range of use-cases and approaches to micro-credentials.