Multi-Campus Higher Education Provider
Our client is an applied higher education institution with more than 20,000 students spread across multiple campuses in the Middle East. The health sciences field is rapidly emerging as one of our client’s largest strategic growth areas, offering bachelor, high diploma and diploma courses to students. Learning takes place in classrooms, laboratories, clinics and hospital settings where the experiential learning provides the knowledge, skills, competencies, attitudes and behaviours required of a modern health sciences professional.
Our client advocates student success by providing globally recognised credentials for soft skills that traditionally have no accreditation. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the institution with numerous opportunities for change and development and they are now seeking to move their health sciences curriculum from outcomes-based courses to skills-based courses. Their 50-year vision sees a student journey that encompasses the acquisition of formal and non formal skills-based learning and links academic achievement with global skills standards and labour market requirements.
Many modern learning management systems (LMSs) have badge-issuing capabilities, but none offer the capability to issue globally recognised micro-credentials and supporting evidence records from course rubrics and grade book item data. Credentialate’s ability to translate LMS course competencies into micro-credential awards for skills-based learning has seen the platform take a cornerstone role in our client’s 50-year curriculum re-structuring and development plan.
Working with our client, Edalex integrated Credentialate with the institution’s Blackboard LMS and imported sample course, grade book item and student grade data. We assisted our client in creating evidence matrix rubrics to define competencies and assign Blackboard grade book items to competency elements. Our talented team of designers crafted individually branded badges that demonstrated the digital awards a student would receive on achieving the Credentialate credentials defined for their course. Our client now has a fully integrated and operational personalised micro-credential evidence platform and are moving forward towards the strategic goals of their 50 year vision plan.
Registered Training Organisation
Our client is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia and a prominent member of a worldwide volunteer-based organisation for providing young Australians, of all ages, genders, and abilities, with challenging and adventurous opportunities to advance personal growth. Our client formally registered as an RTO training organisation and offers vocational qualifications from Certificate II through to Diplomas at no cost to its members.
Units of competency can be undertaken at any stage during a member’s journey within the organisation and are not necessarily completed sequentially - competencies from courses and certifications can be cherry-picked as required. Tracking each member’s progress and qualifications can be done at national and regional levels, however it is very difficult to validate a member’s qualifications locally and immediately - particularly when the member is travelling interstate. For governance and regulation compliance purposes, our client needed to find a way to recognise and share their learner’s credentials throughout the organisation and make these credentials accessible to the learner for sharing when proof of qualifications is required. To assist with internal auditing, our client also required a system that was the ‘single source of truth’ from which learners and credential data could be extracted for performance metric analysis.
Credentialate is the perfect solution for our client, because the platform is specifically designed to recognise learner competency and award instantly verifiable credentials supported by evidence records. Working with our client, we designed evidence matrix rubrics from their course content and created competencies and custom badges to award achievement of the competency elements described. Learners benefit from the ability to securely access and share their personalised evidence records and badges online to prove or promote their achievements. Our client benefits from a learning management system (LMS) integrated, cloud-based platform that automatically awards credentials and provides real-time access to learner records from anywhere in the world.