Global Voices on Micro-Credentials: What’s next for industry in Ireland?
Tuesday, August 18th
Starts at 1pm
30 minutes + Q&A
Last month, the first National Micro-Credential Survey was undertaken in Ireland by the National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University (DCU), in collaboration with five Skillnet Networks.
Over 55 employers and 150 employees from across the country shared their thoughts on micro-credentials.
In this webinar, a panel of global leaders discuss the results of this survey, and contextualise them with global trends in this space.
They will also reflect on the next steps to expand the impact and development of micro-credentials across Skillnet networks and industry more generally.
The discussion will be facilitated by Professors Mark Brown and Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl from NIDL (DCU) who hosted the webinar Certifying Your Future: Making Sense of Micro-Credentials last month.
There will be an opportunity during the webinar to ask questions and share your opinions on the future of micro-credentials in industry.
Professor Beverley Oliver,Educational Change Leader
Beverley is an educational change leader, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an Australian National Teaching Fellow. She was formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education at Deakin (2013-2018), Deputy Chair of Universities Australia’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic) (2018) and Deputy Chair of the Board of EduGrowth, a not-for-profit entity and Australia’s acceleration network for high-growth, scalable, borderless education (2016-8). Her leadership has been recognised through two national Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and several nationally-funded grants and fellowships. In 2017, she was awarded Deakin University’s highest honour, an Alfred Deakin Professorship, for her outstanding and sustained contribution to conceptualising the strategic enhancement of courses in the digital economy and furthering the University’s research and scholarship in the field of higher education. Beverley now works as a higher education consultant and continues to research, publish and present on topics such as digital education, micro-credentials, curriculum transformation, quality assurance and graduate employability.
Tara Rodoni, Founder, Qalibrates & Sage Education Marketing
Tara Rodoni, the founder of Qalibrates and Sage Education Marketing, is passionate about innovation in global higher education. She works intimately with university partners and education providers, building global expansion strategies for digital education. Tara founded Qalibrates to provide comprehensive visibility on micro-credentials and short courses addressing enterprise’s ever-widening skills gap. Sage Education Marketing’s portfolio of forging global, scalable strategies includes clients FutureLearn, OES, KeyPath, 2U, Academic Partnerships. Laureate QuinStreet, and the US government. Tara established a nonprofit “Qualified to code,” equipping elementary coding skills to people in transition whose mission statement is “transforming lives in transition through technology.”
This survey will be used to inform a Research Project jointly sponsored by the Aviation Skillnet, ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet, ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet, Galway Executive Skillnet and Taste4Success Skillnet.
This survey will help us to better understand how a strategic investment in micro-credentials in Ireland might be able to help address key skills gaps and be part of a national response to the rapidly changing nature of work, and growing recognition of the importance of supporting a culture of continuous professional development and lifelong learning, more generally.