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We have partnered with education providers, corporations, health services and professional and membership bodies across the world to transform learning and development.

Optimising Online Learning Designing for the University of New England

Until recently, the university experience was primarily centred around face-to-face interactions, with online learning management systems underutilised, functioning mostly as repositories for lecture slides and reading materials. The University of New England has long remained an outlier in this landscape, specialising in distance education for over 70 years. However, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and Optimising Online Learning Designing for the University of New England

High-quality micro-credentials for a leading technology university

In 2020, we partnered with a leading technology university on a pilot project to develop a series of micro-credentials and provide expertise on the design and development of their micro-credential ecosystem. The credentials enable the delivery of high quality, stackable postgraduate micro-credentialled content online, each representing 30 hours of learning. They focus on various themes High-quality micro-credentials for a leading technology university

Expert online tutors for the delivery of Data Science postgraduate programmes

One of the UK’s well-known universities for being a key player in world-leading research activity approached Curio to help them overcome the staff shortages they faced when delivering their master’s programmes in Data Science and AI. Delivering the resource to scale The university saw a rapid increase in student enrolments in both their Data Science Expert online tutors for the delivery of Data Science postgraduate programmes

Boosting Student Employability

Career development learning (CDL) encourages students to develop their career ambitions through reflection and through participation in career-related activities such as work-integrated learning. The literature recognises the benefits of incorporating CDL into university curricula, but institutions often struggle to create materials that academics can adapt and incorporate into existing programmes Edith Cowan University (ECU) partnered Boosting Student Employability

Re-designing law courses for online learning in collaboration with subject matter experts

As a partner with one of Australasia’s leading universities, we are consistently providing our expert services to create excellent learning experiences for students to gain industry-specific knowledge and practical skills. We collaborated with this institution to combat their problem of insufficient availability of academic and learning design resource to support and translate the common discursive experience of a law course into an asynchronous online course.

Embedding the personalities of educators and an effective social learning model into an online course

Curio partnered with a Group of 8 university, who were moving their hugely successful foundations course in Cyber Security to the online environment. The academic leads had effectively embedded a social learning model where students co-created and shared a “class textbook”, security tips and case studies that built upon content covered in lectures and readings. They sought a partner who could embed the enigmatic personalities of their academic leads and effective social learning model into the new delivery mode to reach their students across the globe.

An online transformation for RMIT’s MBA programs

RMIT’s College of Business and Law wished to update their offerings in response to whole-of-university changes to blended learning. The College of Business and Law approached Curio with the challenge: “How should we change our MBA to embrace blended learning opportunities?”. 

A fully customised and robust Canvas template for Auckland University of Technology

Curio worked closely with the AUT Learning Transformation LAB (altLab) to design a robust, user-friendly Canvas template to roll out during the LMS migration to improve the user experience. 
Together, we developed a detailed brief of requirements for the template and identified common elements that would be used across faculties and departments. The aim of the template was to provide a consistent look and feel across all courses with sufficient flexibility to cater for the wide range of courses offered by AUT. 

A user-friendly CMS for The Institute of Positive Education

The Institute of Positive Education is an initiative by Geelong Grammar School aimed at improving student wellbeing. Curio Digital worked with the Institute to co-design the Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum (PEEC) portal. PEEC is a research-based explicit Positive Education curriculum that has been developmentally sequenced from Early Learning (age four) through to Year 12.

Development of a five-year education strategy

Executive summary This case study examines the strategic education initiative developed by the Curio Group for CPA Australia, aimed at overhauling and future-proofing their educational offerings. Facing the challenges of a rapidly evolving accounting landscape marked by technological advancements and changing market demands, CPA Australia collaborated with the Curio Group to revitalise its education framework. Development of a five-year education strategy

Kids First Stand Up! program

Kids First is an independent child and family services provider and early education specialist. Their vision is for all children and young people to thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities. Stand Up! is a face-to-face, facilitated experience for students over four sessions. The program is so popular it was difficult to further Kids First Stand Up! program

An enhanced content experience for students and staff worldwide

The University of Nottingham is a public university with campuses across the UK, China and Malaysia. The University of Nottingham’s Quality Manual contains the University’s policies and regulations across each of its campuses. With a number of content editors across different schools and departments, the structure and contents of the manual had become unwieldly and An enhanced content experience for students and staff worldwide

An enhanced member journey for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Situation The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), is a UK-based membership organisation and standard-setting body for accountants who work in the public sector, accounting firms and other professional bodies that manage public funds, with international reach. Alongside standards and policy, CIPFA offers a range of qualifications, training, events and services to its An enhanced member journey for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

USQ Upskill Course Hub Implementation

Executive Summary Curio partnered with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to develop USQ UpSkill, a new approach to delivering professional learning. USQ UpSkill is an educational product and service that responds to the need for shorter, engaging bites of learning, blending the rigour of academic learning with authentic, work-based contexts. The UpSkill website is USQ Upskill Course Hub Implementation

A new digital ecosystem for a leading accountancy professional body

We worked collaboratively with a leading accountancy membership body to develop the future state vision of their digital learning ecosystem. Their new vision placed members and their personal learning journeys at its centre. The organisation was in the process of shifting to a new direction in professional development and embracing digital technologies to create unique learner experiences. ​

Employability micro-credentials for Australian Technology Network

In 2021, Curio successfully designed and delivered a collaboratively career-focused course comprising three micro-credentials to each of the six institutions. “Designing your Future” commenced as a collaboration with Stanford University and Curio successfully designed and developed an online opportunity available to thousands of students.

Canvas Template Design and Development

Executive summary Unity Environmental University has partnered with Curio Group to enhance its online learning platform. The collaboration aimed to elevate their Canvas LMS by creating innovative features and a modern interface that enabled student success. Through a series of UX/UI workshops and co-design sessions, both entities pushed boundaries, resulting in an exceptionally beautiful and Canvas Template Design and Development

A strategy to grow educational offerings into international markets for APA

APA is Australia’s professional physiotherapists’ peak membership body and delivers a large portfolio of education and CPD to physiotherapists, including online products. APA sought to explore the opportunity to expand its education offerings to international physiotherapists to increase revenue to reinvest in member value in Australia. APA engaged Curio to: Assess APA’s unique strengths and A strategy to grow educational offerings into international markets for APA

Custom Canvas template for University of Sydney’s Arrivals Program

The University of Sydney has seen incredible results from the International Arrivals Program since its launch. A dedicated Arrivals Program team, supported by a multitude of stakeholders across the University, Study NSW, NSW Government, and FCM Travel, have worked tirelessly in a continuously changing environment to ensure that students receive the support they require as Custom Canvas template for University of Sydney’s Arrivals Program

A flexible, market-facing storefront for Phoenix Australia

Phoenix Australia deliver world-leading mental health and trauma training, programs of research and knowledge translation. Demand for Phoenix’s training increased significantly after Australia’s devastating bush fires over the 2020-21 summer season, before increasing again as Covid-19 hit. With all training delivered face to face, Phoenix sought to rapidly move online to meet demand at this critical time across the country.

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The importance of high-quality online facilitators

With the rise of online learning, the demand for expert online facilitators has become significant. Curio Academy understands what it takes to be an expert in online facilitation and encourages aspiring and experienced online facilitators to refine their skills to stay current within the innovating education sector.

Why Student Evaluation is Broken: Using Cookies and Science

Learning Experience Lead, Tom Whitford, reminds us why student evaluation survey results shouldn’t be taken at face value. This article highlights key variables which can distort student feedback findings and results, one being supplying sweet treats during the survey! Have a read to find out more.

Despite challenges, potential changes in VET are electrifying

The post-pandemic economic and humanitarian recovery gives all stakeholders a unique moment to reshape the VET sector and strengthen VET’s potential to ensure Australian businesses of all shapes and sizes have the skills they need to support their growth.

Building a university homepage using an iterative UX design process

Our Digital Director Michael Frantzis discusses a past project of his, redesigning University College London’s homepage with Independent Design Director, Will Kruger and UX Consultant Marcos Villasenor. The project involved extensive user testing to iteratively improve the page design and refine content. The result was a beautiful, user-friendly landing homepage that saw some impressive results.

Australian Government Budget 24/25: Insights from Education Experts

  The latest Australian Government budget includes significant commitments aimed at transforming the higher education landscape. From increasing accessibility for disadvantaged students to addressing student debt and practical training costs, these initiatives reflect a strong focus on educational equity and future workforce needs. Below are some key highlights. In a significant move towards enhancing educational Australian Government Budget 24/25: Insights from Education Experts

Balance leadership and corporate development resources during transformation

Don’t fall for a mismatch in learning and development resources allocated to leadership and corporate functions. Involve all departments in change management at the outset to plan effective learning and development initiatives with a thorough understanding of capability and skills gaps, alongside business priorities.

Skills Passport Curio Group Submission

  The National Skills Passport stands as a transformative tool that could significantly streamline the recognition of qualifications and credentials, serving as a bridge between learners’ achievements and employers’ needs. By facilitating a more efficient verification process, the Skills Passport promises to reduce the administrative burden and costs associated with credential validation.    Key Principle Skills Passport Curio Group Submission

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