University of Wollongong strikes deal with OpenLearning

College of Wollongong (Credit: UoW/Facebook)

The College of Wollongong has signed a 5-year agreement with OpenLearning to supply a technologies system to underpin a selection of limited courses and so-identified as micro-credentials.

The offer is worthy of at least $624,250 and handles access to OpenLearning’s software-as-a-support academic technologies system.

It will help the university to build and carry to sector a assortment of courses supplied on a charge-for-support foundation.

The agreement arrives as the university expressed a strategic ambition [pdf] to “embrace the modifying landscape of studying for daily life to be certain students and our alumni continue to have access to a personalised supportive studying environment anywhere they are in the globe.”

OpenLearning currently collaborates with 143 training companies together with UNSW and College of Know-how Sydney.

Just final year the Australian Catholic College signed onto the support in the course of Covid-19 as a way to shift studying on the net in the course of the pandemic.

OpenLearning said it sights the UoW agreement as “strategically important” offered the institution’s global footprint, with campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Dubai.

“Both the university and OpenLearning have a global outlook, a enthusiasm for growing access to high-quality training, and a aim on planning transformative studying experiences that prepare folks for the long run of operate,” OpenLearning group CEO and managing director Adam Brimo said in a assertion.

“We glance ahead to doing work closely with the College of Wollongong and all of our associates in the several years to occur.”

UoW at the moment gives one particular absolutely free diet class through OpenLearning with 97 on the net students enrolled.