Monday December 12th - 12PM (UTC)

How can skills data be used to inform and enable micro-credentialing?


Granular articulation of skills which are relevant to employers is a key feature of how micro-credentials can support graduates’ transition into and within the workforce. Professor Rupert Ward of the University of Huddersfield joins Richard Hewitt, Lightcast’s Director of Higher Education, to discuss how skills profiling and data were used in a study led by the University and recently published by the QAA

The British universities involved in the study created skills profiles of their learners and their courses. They then connected those profiles to Lightcast job postings data to better understand how what is sought by employers was being reflected and articulated by what is taught by HE providers.

Rupert Ward is a Professor of Learning Innovation at the University of Huddersfield. He is a former Special Adviser to the Royal Household and Project Lead for iDEA, one of the world's most successful free educational technologies. Rupert is also a Director of Strategic Partnerships for the International Council on Badges and Credentials, a National Teaching Fellow and an international keynote speaker.