Micro-credential Symposium 2020
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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.


In hosting the Symposium, we were hoping to: 

We are aware that not everyone had a chance to register or were able to attend for the full day. This space serves as a resource hub of recordings, information and resources you might find useful.

 Video Recordings

You can now access recordings from the OpenLearning Micro-credential Symposium 2020 by clicking the “Watch Video” links below.

Welcome Remarks

OpenLearning Managing Director Australia, Cherie Diaz, sets the stage for OpenLearning's first-ever Virtual Symposium with opening remarks to a global audience of more than 600.
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Opening Keynote by Beverley Oliver, Emeritus Professor

“Thriving and surviving with micro-credentials: Rethinking the value proposition”, Beverley Oliver discusses and explores the two main types of learning and credentials - Macro-credentials and Micro-credentials. Download presentation slides.

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Panel: What does industry need from micro-credentials?

Panel discussion covering the definition and applications of micro-credentials across the lifespan of a lifelong learner, the role of industry in setting path of lifelong learning while ensuring the needs of industry and much more.

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Lessons from an Early Leader - DeakinCo

Dr Asheley Jones is the Chief Operations Officer and Head of Product for DeakinCo., the commercial arm of Deakin University. She is also Head of the Council of Professions Australia Education and Accreditation portfolio and is a member of the TEQSA register of experts.
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Panel: What are learners looking for out of micro-credentials?

Panel discussion covering vital topics such as the need for young people to transition to high growth industries and mapping it back to current offerings across the range of micro-credentials available on offer.

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How Le Cordon Bleu Australia is reimagining their business model

Professor Alan Bowen-James is an Executive Dean at Le Cordon Bleu Australia, an international dual-sector higher education provider that offers courses in gastronomy, hospitality and management.
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Panel: How can micro-credentials strengthen the connection between education providers and industry?

Panel discussion covering the challenges, issues and the ways institutions are using micro-credentials to strengthen the connection between education providers and industry.

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Panel: An exploration of how Australian universities are embedding micro-credentials as part of their BAU strategy

Panel discussion covering how Australian universities are embedding micro-credentials as part of their “business-as-usual” strategies.

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Closing Remarks

Closing out OpenLearning's first-ever Virtual Symposium on a note of gratitude and optimism, OpenLearning is eager to continue the conversation with the launch of OpenCreds, OpenCreds Investment Fund (OIF), Open Micro-credential Development Grant (OMDG) and most recently the OpenCreds Consortium.

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Additional resources

OpenCreds: The micro-credential framework for lifelong learning

A quality-assured micro-credentialing framework

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

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OpenCreds Consortium

Seeking Expressions of Interest

Established to facilitate best practices in micro-credentials across professional learning, vocational education and training, and higher education, regionally and globally. OpenLearning is calling for nominations from interested parties to be part of a committee of 6-7 individuals who will meet (virtually) at least quarterly to support the Consortium's objectives.

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The Open Micro-credential Development Grant (OMDG)

Supporting education providers to realise the possibilities

Established with open Universities Australia (QUA) to support universities via the creation of 30 OpenCreds.

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OpenCreds Investment Fund (OIF)

Supporting education providers to realise the possibilities

Established to support private higher education providers, vocational education and training organisations, industry associates, and professional bodies via the creation of up to 35 OpenCreds.

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