Muzzy Lane SkillBuild Platform

Muzzy Lane brings the power of role play simulations to bear on the challenge of developing, validating, and credentialing skills for all learners, while enhancing education and employer benefits for the marketplace.

openRSD enables organisations anywhere in the world to quickly launch rich skill descriptors (RSDs), contextualised to locally or globally relevant frameworks. It is the world’s largest open repository of RSDs and enables data mobility through the skills ecosystem.

In April 2023, Muzzy Lane announced the integration of openRSD rich skill descriptor (RSD) libraries in Muzzy Lane’s release of their AI-driven SkillBuild platform.

In their own words

David McCool - Muzzy Lane

“It’s vital that the skills learners are mastering in our SkillBuild courses translate into real-world career advancement. openRSD allows us to map those skills to job data from sources such as O*NET and Lightcast, so as learners master new skills they can see job opportunities opening up to them, and employers can easily identify the candidates with the right skills.”

– David McCool, Founder and CEO of Muzzy Lane

Objectives

There is a common language that both learners and employers speak – skills. For platforms such as SkillBuild, turning skills into a machine-readable format meant incorporating rich skill descriptors (RSD) into their microcredentials.

SkillBuild is a set of adaptive, active learning courses empowering learners to earn microcredentials for soft skills such as Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Intercultural Fluency, and others. Learners are guided through the courses by an AI-driven coach who helps optimise their path to success.
An RSD is a powerful data package that structures skills data and adds context around a particular skill. An RSD is human and machine readable, it gives a common definition of a skill and provides the context behind the skill, it allows interoperability in credentials, and it establishes a shared language between educators and employers.

An RSD is a digital tool that allows curriculum to connect tightly with the skills that employers need and helps match emergent and hidden talent with employers in need of skilled workers. The metadata within RSDs provide transparency and empowers learners to tell the story of the skills they have gained.
Muzzy Lane wanted to bridge the gap between them by using the common language of RSDs through an openRSD integration into their SkillBuild platform.

Solution

Each SkillBuild course confers an industry validated microcredential upon successful completion, helping learners improve their career prospects in a skills-based economy.

SkillBuild references Education Design Lab’s 21st Century Skills Microcredentials through openRSD – rigorous sets of microcredentials that transform the way learners recognise, activate, and display in-demand skills.

Figure 1 - Education Design Lab’s 21st Century Skills Microcredentials, recognised industry credentials conferred upon completion of Muzzy Lane’s SkillBuild courses
Figure 1 - Education Design Lab’s 21st Century Skills Microcredentials, recognised industry credentials conferred upon completion of Muzzy Lane’s SkillBuild courses
Figure 2 - Incorporate Diverse Perspectives rich skill descriptors (RSD), referenced from the openRSD library, integrated into Muzzy Lane’s SkillBuild credentials
Figure 2 - Incorporate Diverse Perspectives rich skill descriptors (RSD), referenced from the openRSD library, integrated into Muzzy Lane’s SkillBuild credentials

Outcome

SkillBuild courses connect skills being mastered to real world job and life opportunities by industry validating its credentials using openRSD.

Using openRSD gives SkillBuild learners an objective way to communicate their soft skills and life/career experiences to employers, and give employers a way to measure those skills.

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