University of Wollongong strikes deal with OpenLearning

To power short courses and micro-credential offerings.

pdf, Australian Catholic University

University of Wollongong (Credit: UoW/Facebook)

The University of Wollongong has signed a five-year agreement with OpenLearning to supply a technology platform to underpin a range of short courses and so-called micro-credentials.

The deal is worth at least $624,250 and covers access to OpenLearning's software-as-a-service educational technology platform.

It will assist the university to develop and bring to market a variety of courses offered on a fee-for-service basis.

The agreement comes as the university expressed a strategic ambition [pdf] to “embrace the changing landscape of learning for life to ensure students and our alumni continue to have access to a personalised supportive learning environment wherever they are in the world.”

OpenLearning already collaborates with 143 education providers including UNSW and University of Technology Sydney.

Just last year the Australian Catholic University signed onto the service during Covid-19 as a way to shift learning online during the pandemic.

OpenLearning said it views the UoW agreement as “strategically important” given the institution's international footprint, with campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Dubai.

“Both the university and OpenLearning have a global outlook, a passion for increasing access to quality education, and a focus on designing transformative learning experiences that prepare people for the future of work,” OpenLearning group CEO and managing director Adam Brimo said in a statement.

“We look forward to working closely with the University of Wollongong and all of our partners in the years to come.”

UoW currently offers one free nutrition course via OpenLearning with 97 online students enrolled.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

EPA Victoria signs $52m IT services deal with Empired

Transition to take six months. Read more »

Kaseya has working REvil decryption key

Customer data unscrambling operations started. Read more »

Equinix Australia leads group negotiation for access to renewable power

After its progress was criticised in report. Read more »

FSG, Optus to trial 'host neutral' radio network in Queensland

Tests new model to share mobile equipment with many access seekers. Read more »

Linux systemd bug allows denial of service attacks

Old Linux bugs come back to bite users. Read more »

Covid-19 Qld: zero new local cases

Queensland’s latest Covid-19 numbers have been released and zero new cases were recorded. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Tertius PickardSource:News Corp Australia Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Saturday. ... Read more »

NBN roundtable returns focus to customer needs - and NBN Co's costs

Areas of scrutiny revealed. Read more »

‘We were pretty shocked': Melbourne man speaks out about contracting Covid-19 at AAMI Park

Zac (left) tested positive to Covid-19 after attending the Wallabies match at AAMI Park. Picture: 9NewsSource:NCA NewsWire A young Melbourne man has opened up about contracting Covid-19 at a “super ... Read more »

Covid-19 Victoria: 12 new local cases recorded

New locally acquired cases have been recorded in Victoria. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Ian CurrieSource:News Corp Australia Victoria has recorded 12 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 on Saturday. In ... Read more »

The Project: Dr Norman Swan's brutal lockdown prognosis

Carrie Bickmore and Norman Swan on The Project. Picture: Channel 10.Source:Supplied A health expert has told The Project’s Carrie Bickmore that New South Wales “might not get over” its current ... Read more »

Anger at Prime Minister Scott Morrison grows over coronavirus failures

Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Picture: Gary RamageSource:News Corp Australia Backlash against the prime minister has grown overnight with Scott Morrison the topic of conversation from Australian screens to the UK. ... Read more »

Calls for tower apology, Victoria enters seventh day in lockdown

• This coronavirus article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. Click here for full digital access to trusted news from the Herald ... Read more »

Melbourne couple sentenced for owning and exercising power over a slave

Kandasamy and Kumuthini Kannan were jailed on Wednesday. Picture: Andrew Henshaw/NCA NewsWireSource:News Corp Australia Kumuthini Kannan sat rocking in her chair on Wednesday, the same way she had on numerous ... Read more »

Press Council Adjudication

.Source:News Regional Media The Press Council considered whether its Standards of Practice were breached by an article published by the Herald Sun online on 21 January 2021 headed “Mill Park ... Read more »

Skyflow to developers - your approach to PII security is all wrong

Startup Skyflow debuts a PII vault as a service that takes an API-first approach to PII security Read more »

Live breaking news: Growing fears NSW has lost control of worsening Delta strain covid outbreaks across Sydney

LIVE Last updated July 22, 2021 7:27AM AEST There are growing fears NSW has lost control of the Delta outbreak. There are growing fears New South Wales has lost control ... Read more »

Covid-19 SA: Centrelink office added to huge list of exposure sites as lockdown continues

Centrelink at Modbury has become one of the latest Covid-19 exposure locations, listed by SA Health. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty ImagesSource:Supplied A busy Centrelink office in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs is ... Read more »

Katie Hopkins blasts Australia's leaders for ‘imprisoning' people amid lockdowns

Katie Hopkins takes to Instagram Live to criticise harsh lockdowns as she quarantines in Sydney.Source:Supplied Katie Hopkins has blasted Australia’s handling of the pandemic to her large international following, declaring ... Read more »

Farmer Wants A Wife star denies domestic violence allegations

Farmer Sam Messina.Source:Supplied Farmer Wants a Wife star Sam Messina has strongly denied seven alleged domestic violence offences against a former girlfriend. A Current Affair reported the bombshell allegations last ... Read more »

Gold Coast teen creates viral sensation after puffy corn chip attracts $20k bid on eBay

The corn chip now has bids of $20,300.Source:Supplied A Gold Coast teenager has become the centre of a viral sensation after her unique corn chip attracted bids of more than ... Read more »

Woman hits back after cruel letter accuses her of being a bad owner for leaving her dog in the car

An angry note was left by someone who saw Drake in the car on his own. Picture: SuppliedSource:news.com.au An angry letter has left a Canberra local rattled after she found ... Read more »

Women separated from their partners during birth, pregnancy complications and miscarriage

A Sydney woman was forced to endure a traumatic procedure without her husband.Source:Supplied A Sydney woman who miscarried twins is among a growing cohort of women who say their treatment ... Read more »

PM pleads with Queenslanders eligible for AstraZeneca to get the ‘totally safe' vaccine now

​The PM insists AstraZeneca is ‘totally safe’, highlighting it has been given the ‘seal of approval’ from the TGA. Picture: Nikki Short / NCA NewsWireSource:News Corp Australia Prime Minister Scott ... Read more »

Sydney professor Dianne Jolley guilty of sending herself fake threatening letters

Former UTS professor Dianne Jolley has been found guilty of sending herself a bizarre series of fake threats. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Jeremy PiperSource:News Corp Australia A high-ranking Sydney academic ... Read more »

‘Man with bloody face' sought after fatal Newcastle shooting

A man was wounded in a daylight shooting in Newcastle on Thursday, officials have said. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye GerardSource:News Corp Australia Newcastle police have asked the public to ... Read more »

Orient Futures in Singapore leverages Snowflake data analytics

Orient Futures Singapore aspires to be a ‘broker of the future’ by become intrinsically data driven. Read more »

ACCC to examine Amazon, eBay, Kogan and other marketplaces

Over rising competition concerns. Read more »

Brad Hazzard flags tough new mask exemption rule in fight against Delta Covid outbreak

Nurses are seen working at the Covid Testing clinic at Fairfield Showground, as essential workers in Sydney are now required to be tested every three days. Picture: NCA Newswire /Gaye ... Read more »

Sacked CEO refused to leave job at ritzy music school: court

The school teaches degrees, certificates and diplomas related to music and speech. Picture: iStockSource:istock A music school in one of Melbourne’s wealthiest suburbs is embroiled in a 17-month court battle ... Read more »

CBA takes 25 percent stake in two NBN retail service providers

Will offer 'discounted NBN and broadband' to customers. Read more »

Gladys Berejiklian's plan to end lockdown as Sydney outbreak explodes

Case numbers continue to soar. Picture: Rachael Tosh-ProvanSource:NCA NewsWire Any “adjustments” to restrictions may be outlined on July 31 when Sydney’s lockdown is due to end, but as case numbers ... Read more »

Embracing risk: Leanne Fry's blended 'security and innovation' journey at AUSTRAC

Exploring the financial intelligence agency's strategy and projects. Read more »

Infectious diseases expert reveals when NSW might experience a drop in Covid cases

Cases in NSW continue to soar. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Adam YipSource:News Corp Australia An infectious disease expert says NSW could experience a drop in Covid case numbers as soon ... Read more »

Ex-Service NSW CSTO lands at Deloitte Australia

Michael Cracroft joins consulting giant. Read more »

NSW recorded 124 new virus cases, marking the highest daily infection rate during latest outbreak

The new case numbers have been revealed. Picture: NCA Newswire /Gaye GerardSource:News Corp Australia NSW recorded 124 new virus cases overnight as the state continues to grapple with the latest ... Read more »

Israel appoints task force to assess NSO spyware allegations

Senior inter-ministerial team assembled. Read more »

NSW restrictions to stay until ‘majority vaccinated'

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.Source:Supplied NSW Premier Gladys says beating Delta is almost impossible and the only way NSW opens up fully again is when the “majority are vaccinated”. NSW recorded ... Read more »

Service NSW to hire 200 engineers, designers

Recruitment drive gets underway. Read more »

US officials tried to stop Aussie locals reporting UFO sighting

No place for crackpots … journalist and author Ross Coulthart is investigating the UFO/UAP phenomenon.Source:News Corp Australia Australia has a long history of encounters with unexplained aerial objects, stretching from ... Read more »

The Palms Aged Care home locked down, fenced off after worker tests positive

An aged care home is in lockdown. Picture: Channel 9Source:Channel 9 A Sydney aged care home is in lockdown after a staff member tested positive to Covid-19. The nurse from ... Read more »