The 20th WACE world conference was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 5-8 June 2017, and themed 21st century new challenges. The conference is consistently an excellent platform for university representatives to promote and research new and innovative models of work integrated education on the world stage.
On Day 1 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and InPlace collaborated on a workshop titled ‘Putting the smart before the course: Using technology to get students ready for the workforce’. QuantumIT CEO Guthrie White began by presenting a solution to measuring student employability and extracting learnings to enhance curriculum through the just released InPlace Analytics. These are entirely new capabilities being introduced to the market, including the ability to correlate academic assessment with placement assessment and course learning outcomes.
Rachel Heyes from NTU then outlined their journey from initially implementing InPlace to university-wide adoption, and went on to provide great insights into the many benefits they’ve derived from InPlace in the three years since.
The success of the NTU InPlace project provides an excellent case study of work integrated learning and its powerful impact, which in part attributes its recent strong rise in the world university rankings.
We would like to thank to Rachel Heyes, NTU Senior Project Manager who has championed the initiative at NTU and showcased achievements.
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