In 2020, we partnered with a leading technology university on a pilot project to develop a series of micro-credentials and provide expertise on the design and development of their micro-credential ecosystem.
The credentials enable the delivery of high quality, stackable postgraduate micro-credentialled content online, each representing 30 hours of learning. They focus on various themes of relevance to the professional market such as innovation, leadership, digital mindset, future of work, and influence and persuasion. The audience is post-experience learners and those wishing to upskill in areas of new industry relevance and 21st-century skill development.
Designing a self-directed fully asynchronous credential requires a certain calibre of skills which our Curio Faculty and facilitator community were able to deliver upon. Curio Faculty team members alongside a team of learning designers met with internal project teams to gather an understanding of the overall course structure, specific requirements for the micro-credentials and ways of working. Once the needed product was fully understood, we were able to put together a concrete student-centred learning sequence, including a blueprint that could map the entirety of the micro-credentials suite. Finally, we built the creds in the Canvas learning management system and created an engaging learner experience consistent with the universities’ brand style guide and LMS templates.
Overall, this process was very light-touch on the academics involved, and we were cognisant of overloading academics who were time-poor in this context. A key project success: 6 credentials developed in 12 weeks with minimal disruption on the workflow and capacity of academics involved.
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The Institute of Positive Education is an initiative by Geelong Grammar School aimed at improving student wellbeing. Curio Digital worked with the Institute to co-design the Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum (PEEC) portal. PEEC is a research-based explicit Positive Education curriculum that has been developmentally sequenced from Early Learning (age four) through to Year 12.
As a partner with one of Australasia’s leading universities, we are consistently providing our expert services to create excellent learning experiences for students to gain industry-specific knowledge and practical skills. We collaborated with this institution to combat their problem of insufficient availability of academic and learning design resource to support and translate the common discursive experience of a law course into an asynchronous online course.
The University of Sydney has seen incredible results from the International Arrivals Program since its launch. A dedicated Arrivals Program team, supported by a multitude of stakeholders across the University, Study NSW, NSW Government, and FCM Travel, have worked tirelessly in a continuously changing environment to ensure that students receive the support they require as … Custom Canvas template for University of Sydney’s Arrivals Program
In 2020, we partnered with a leading technology university on a pilot project to develop a series of micro-credentials and provide expertise on the design and development of their micro-credential ecosystem. The credentials enable the delivery of high quality, stackable postgraduate micro-credentialled content online, each representing 30 hours of learning. They focus on various themes … High-quality micro-credentials for a leading technology university
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Phoenix Australia deliver world-leading mental health and trauma training, programs of research and knowledge translation. Demand for Phoenix’s training increased significantly after Australia’s devastating bush fires over the 2020-21 summer season, before increasing again as Covid-19 hit. With all training delivered face to face, Phoenix sought to rapidly move online to meet demand at this critical time across the country.
Expert online facilitators to deliver exceptional learning experiences for asynchronous short courses
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An NGO which sets and maintains standards around the world for sustainable fishing wanted to formulate a vision for how technology could improve and deepen interactions with its stakeholders. Curio dived into the datasets and systems to help provide the answer.
RMIT’s College of Business and Law wished to update their offerings in response to whole-of-university changes to blended learning. The College of Business and Law approached Curio with the challenge: “How should we change our MBA to embrace blended learning opportunities?”.
The Assessment Research Centre (ARC) is a leading research unit, with a focus on improving assessments, reporting, and credentialing in universities and industry. Through a program of research, commercialisation, teaching and engagement, the Centre aims to solve challenges that face education and training providers. Part of this work involves the creation and delivery of nanoMOOCs, … Creation and delivery of nanoMOOCs hosted in Canvas
The Trust was asked by Health Education England to solve the problem of trying to support the management teams of the national mental health workforce. They approached Curio to help build an online toolkit to help managers and workforce planners develop their teams.
Kids First is an independent child and family services provider and early education specialist. Their vision is for all children and young people to thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities. Stand Up! is a face-to-face, facilitated experience for students over four sessions. The program is so popular it was difficult to further … Kids First Stand Up! program
Embedding the personalities of educators and an effective social learning model into an online course
Curio partnered with a Group of 8 university, who were moving their hugely successful foundations course in Cyber Security to the online environment. The academic leads had effectively embedded a social learning model where students co-created and shared a “class textbook”, security tips and case studies that built upon content covered in lectures and readings. They sought a partner who could embed the enigmatic personalities of their academic leads and effective social learning model into the new delivery mode to reach their students across the globe.
Management of a global talent pool to deliver quality online executive education for a Russell Group university
In 2020, we started our partnership to provide online tutors for one of their clients, a leading Russell Group collegiate university. Through this partnership, we deliver online short courses designed for professionals working in government and public bodies, which enable them to upskill through flexible, remote learning.
The University of Nottingham is a public university with campuses across the UK, China and Malaysia. The University of Nottingham’s Quality Manual contains the University’s policies and regulations across each of its campuses. With a number of content editors across different schools and departments, the structure and contents of the manual had become unwieldly and … An enhanced content experience for students and staff worldwide
Grady Hancock shares our engagement with the University of Sydney to redesign of their gateway unit of study for Geography, Environmental Studies and Geology.
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Curio worked with UHI to scope out the key requirements for a new intranet to improve the level and quality of communication across the multiple partner institutions to build a community of shared working practice.
As an Instructure partner, Curio has the expertise to develop custom solutions for Canvas LMS and was able to provide a solution for MBS and their client.
Uplifting a Russell Group university’s online teaching and learning offering in response to COVID-19
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