Australian Catholic Uni taps OpenLearning in pivot to online learning

OpenLearning’s Adam Brimo and Cherie Diaz with ACU’s Zlatko Skrbis

The Australian Catholic College has signed a 3-year deal with Sydney-dependent computer software-as-a-provider company OpenLearning to underpin its on the web learning ambitions and employees specialist development.

ACU will use OpenLearning’s system to produce small courses, micro-qualifications and inner development programs adhering to the sudden change pivot to on the web learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New courses will originally emphasis on health and schooling, with OpenLearning’s learning products and services division also operating with the university to improve its on the web courses and help its inner team to construct their have functionality.

The arrangement builds on ACU’s present relationship with the ASX-listed corporation soon after using a sizeable stake in OpenLearning’s original general public providing (IPO) in November last year.

When a range of other tertiary establishments throughout the Asia Pacific region which include the College of Melbourne and the College of Engineering Sydney use OpenLearning computer software, none participated in the IPO.

The university will be charged dependent on the range of exceptional learners introduced on to the system “materially in line with” the company’s SaaS pricing construction, which will be renegotiated if that range exceeds twenty,000 exceptional learners in the course of the expression of the arrangement. ACU currently has 35,000 learners.

ACU’s performing provost, professor Zlatko Skrbis, said the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic has only served to profit the university’s financial investment in OpenLearning.

“I could not have predicted how immediately this financial investment would appear into its have, with the influence of the COVID-19 epidemic hastening the need to transfer far more products and services on the web and for them to perform seamlessly,” Skrbis said in a recognize to the current market.

“OpenLearning will be a important addition to ACU’s capability to produce significant quality courses in a regularly transforming electronic setting and supporting our innovation agenda.

“I am hunting ahead to this promising partnership which will empower nimbleness and strengthen our arrive at into an ever-expanding current market of small courses and micro-qualifications.”