Higher education microcredentials in Australia and India: Challenges, opportunities and change
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The Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne hosted the webinar – Higher education microcredentials in Australia and India: Challenges, opportunities and change on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.
As education technology advances and higher education institutions continue to transform teaching and learning in the face of COVID disruptions, the place of higher education microcredentials is rapidly changing in Australia and India. Policymakers, institutional leaders and educators in both countries are interested in opportunities for shorter-form courses to encourage lifelong learning in quality education, position students to transition successfully to employment, and rapidly upskill workers.
Complementing other webinars on education technology and opportunities in the school education, coaching and test preparation sectors, this webinar explored the emerging regulatory frameworks, platforms and practices around higher education microcredentials. We heard about innovations encouraging increased participation in quality higher education, lifelong learning, upskilling and articulation to further education. We explored opportunities and challenges associated with collaboration between India and Australia on higher education microcredentials.
- Introduction to the National Microcredentials Framework Speaker: Professor Pip Pattison, former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) at the University of Sydney and member of the Microcredentials Working Group
- Microcredentials in Australian universities: Cross-border opportunities: Professor Michael Sankey, Director Learning Futures and Lead Education Architect, Charles Darwin University, and President, Australasian Council on Open, Distance and eLearning (ACODE), and Dr Ratna Malar Selvaratnam, Manager, Learning Technologies & Innovation, Edith Cowan University Microcredentials Mark
- Microcredentials Marketplace: Josh Donnelly, Director, Student Projects Team, Australian Government Department of Education
- MOOCs in India Speaker: Professor R Srivastava, Additional Director, Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC)
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