Did you know that more than 90% of people that take an online course fail to see it through to completion? This is exactly why Ubiquity offers a unqiue social innovation platform to buck this trend.
We have found that the key to engaged learning experiences comes from a sense of community and accountability. So, in addition to viewing our video content, you will also interact daily with students, teachers and communities from around the world. For every course you take, you will be part of a pod of 7 students from around the world and will be mentored by a Professor and a course facilitator throughout your study, personal development and impact projects. The platform itself will facilitate this engagement through Facebook-style interactions like live chats, forums and more.
Our open source architecture is designed to be made available to our partners making their content and expertise available to Ubiquity students around the world.
The Ubiquity platform is home to your dynamic online resume. As you curate your learning journey and build your badges, credits and competencies, the Ubiquity platform will compile and display these achievements. In this way, the Ubiquity platform becomes the one place from which to plan your future and showcase your credentials to the world.
Self mastery helps us to better identify, understand and work on our strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to steer ourselves more effectively towards a future of our choosing.
A core component of the Ubiquity experience is the attention given to this personal development, because we believe that the quality and level of impact of one’s work in the world is directly related to how we show up as people.
“An unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
That is why self-mastery is one of the three core components of the Ubiquity degree and counts for one -third of your credits.
The self-mastery component cuts across all of your study and time at Ubiquity and the various modules we provide are unique opportunities for you to explore different practices and find approaches that work for you.
Along with the help of your Self-Mastery Mentor you will reflect on how your self-mastery practice has developed and how it relates to your studies and your Impact change project.
You can be sure to enjoy access to the very best material in this field because we partner with leading global organizations and experts when it comes to delivering the latest and most effective content.
In today’s rapidly changing world, employers care more about what you can do than what you might claim to know. Demonstrating competence in a certain skill or area is fast gaining traction among leading CEOs as the best indicator for success in the workplace. That’s why Ubiquity’s competency-based education is ideally suited to today’s global market.
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see and hear
70% of what we discuss
80% of what we experience
95% of what we teach
Ubiquity gives you credit for everything you learn, wherever or however you learn it.
As you join the Ubiquity ecosystem, you will customize your own learning journey, picking the courses and competencies that suit your unique requirements and ambitions. In other words, you will learn what you need to learn, in the way that you learn best. For this work you will earn credits and badges that enrich your profile and showcase your specific skills to employers and partners around the world.
Here are some of the other advantages of following a competency-based framework:
- Flexibility: Learn exactly what you need to learn and get credit for it. This curated learning experience is also highly affordable since you will only study what is relevant to you.
- Relevance to Job Market: Map your needs and ambitions to specific competencies. Develop the exact skills you need to nab your dream job or succeed on your own.
- Reduced time to degree: Mastery matters. And so does your time. If you can demonstrate a mastery of knowledge or skills, you will be granted credit for your efforts, regardless of time, place or pace of learning.
At the heart of the Ubiquity experience is the interaction between learning and social innovation. We believe that we start to embody what we are learning as we consciously engage the world around us. Likewise, our conscious engagement with the world teaches us what we have to learn. In other words, succeeding in the world is about learning through application and experience. That’s why practical application of classroom learning is an integral part of your study at Ubiquity, and counts for ⅓ of your credits.
From the very beginning, we want you to be engaged in working on what you are passionate about. We want to support you in making change happen, and we want you to reflect on how that experience relates to what you are learning at Ubiquity. We refer to these engagement experiences as Impact Projects.
The Impact Projects are designed to catalyze and nurture your creativity while making a positive impact in the world. To this end, your impact projects will fall under one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Teams of students around the world will collaborate and compete to come up with the best solutions to the most pressing real-life challenges. In this way, your learning journey will also be a part of the global effort to change the world for the better.
And there is more! As you come together with other students and begin generating traction on your creative ideas, we will provide mentoring and opportunities to apply for micro-funding so you can test out your ideas. Each year, Ubiquity and its partners will host a Global Creativity Prize that will award significant financial resources to the best projects submitted by the students of Ubiquity University. Unlike any university we know of, you not only leave Ubiquity debt-free, but potentially with money in your pocket to do what you most care about!
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