Microcredentials – The Opportunities in the Obstacles

1 Aug 2024

8:30 am – 11:30 am AEST

This is a Free In-Person Event

Duration: 2 hours

Direction: Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block QUT Gardens Point Campus (2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia)


Join us for an engaging in-person workshop where you’ll connect with fellow innovators to explore the challenges and opportunities in developing microcredentials in Australian education.

ABOUT THE SESSION

Please join us for an opportunity to participate in a collaborative, in-person workshop with colleagues who share your passion for innovation and are keen to share and discuss challenges, experiences, and opportunities associated with developing microcredentials in education in Australia.

The session is hosted by the Queensland Microcredentials Cross-Sector Working Group with support from the Victorian Microcredentials Community of Practice and Collaborative.

Designed as a collaborative session, we will use case studies to explore successful initiatives, with a focus on understanding the technical and curriculum interconnections between microcredentials and learning journeys across high school, tertiary education, and employment.

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About the Organisers and Facilitator:
 

Professor Kate Ames
Director, Learning Design and Innovation, CQUniversity Australia

Professor Kate Ames is an experienced leader, educator, innovator, author, military officer, and advocate with over 30 years of national and international recognition and impact in various sectors. As the President of the Australasian Council of Open and Digital Education (ACODE), she represents the interests of higher education institutions and members in educational technology in Australia and New Zealand. Kate is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and an International Fellow of the National Institute for Digital Learning (INFTF).

Professor Kate Ames has a record of achievement in strategic innovation project development and implementation, change management, process and policy alignment, and stakeholder engagement. One of her signature projects is the BE DIFFERENT hyperflexibility model, which revolutionised postgraduate delivery for CQUniversity students. Her mission is to build great teams and challenge boundaries in process and practice in organisational environments, with a focus on performance, equity, inclusion, and innovation.

Prof Kate Ames
Director, Learning Design and Innovation, CQUniversity Australia

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Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Queensland University of Technology

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe is the institutional lead for the digital transformation of the University’s teaching and learning experience. He leads the University’s Learning and Teaching Unit, which is comprised of the Curriculum Design Studios, the Student Success Group, the NextGen Innovation Team, the QUT Online Learning Team and the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching.

Kevin has a wealth of experience in strategic leadership, management, development and implementation of innovative and flexible education and training delivery at all levels of curriculum design, development, and delivery. He also has a particular research interest in authentic assessment.

He is a past President of Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching.

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Margo Griffith
Principal Skills Consultant, Edalex

Margo’s in-depth knowledge and experience of skills, the skills ecosystem and digital credentials is the result of working in and with higher education providers and edtech leaders, nationally and internationally for over 30 years. She is passionate about the positive impact of technology within education and the enablement of lifelong learning, learner agency and mobility. Margo co-convenes a Cross Sector Community of practice around Micro credentials in Australia and consults with Government, industry and education sectors around a skills first approach to learning and workforce.

Her recent publications include “Creating the University of the Future: A Global View on Future Skills and Future Higher Education” (Contributor) (Springer 2024) and “Technology Enablement of the Skills Ecosystem” Naomi Rose Boyer and Margo Leanne Griffith (International Journal of Information and Learning Technology ISSN: 2056-4880, 2023).

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Wendy Palmer
Senior Learning Consultant, Lifelong Learning Practice

Wendy is an experienced senior executive focused on designing organisation-wide strategies and innovative solutions for learning within complex higher education and industry environments. She is adept at understanding and responding to disruption in an environment where the lines between formal and informal learning are blurring and where learners and industry are looking for new solutions that provide increasing value. Wendy’s collaborative approach to influencing and implementing change has enabled her to deliver proven results across the whole of organisation and sector change initiatives where she has pioneered new and innovative approaches to higher education, digital learning, micro-credentials and intertwined learning and career pathways.

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