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Re-designing law courses for online learning in collaboration with subject matter experts

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For a number of years, Curio has partnered with one of Australasia’s leading online universities which provides industry-led courses focused on the future of work, driven by industry partners at the forefront of their fields.

When it came to creating a Graduate Certificate in Law and Emerging Technology, they approached Curio with a classic problem: “How might we translate the common discursive experience of a law course into an asynchronous online course with insufficient availability of academic and learning design resource?”.

Curio’s operating model allowed collaboration through ‘hand-picked’ services – learning design expertise, provision of subject matter expertise and online delivery to achieve specific project objectives and goals.

Curio partnered with the university to:

  • Design and develop the online courses, with Curio learning architects and learning designers working closely with subject matter experts, internal university staff, and key industry partners
  • Engage students and develop their competency with the material by creating learning experiences that were articulated through assimilative, social, productive, experiential and meta-cognitive learning types
  • Prepare all learning materials in the client’s Canvas platform, in close cooperation with in-house educational technologists
  • Work closely with SMEs to ensure the learning materials followed best practices in pedagogy and online instruction for high engagement, whilst providing a rigorous learning experience grounded in the latest industry knowledge and trends
  • Provide online qualified and experienced facilitators to teach the three law courses across multiple teaching periods

Curio successfully delivered all courses to high standards on budget and within a demanding time frame. The Curio facilitators across the entire Graduate Certificate in Emerging Technology and Law received student evaluations in the 80-90 percentile for the university.

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Matthew helps teams grow and enables talented Learning Designers to excel. Matthew is most fully engaged on dynamic, pedagogically challenging and creative projects and he loves working with clients to solve difficult problems, especially to do with the scale and speed of their online growth. Learn more about Matthew

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