AIESEC and Ubiquity partner to reshape the future of learning

What​ ​should​ ​learning​ ​and​ ​education​ ​be​ ​about?​ ​Not​ ​about​ ​how​ ​many​ ​hours​ ​you​ ​spend in​ ​a​ ​classroom​ ​or​ ​how​ ​many​ ​books​ ​you​ ​read,​ ​but​ ​really​ ​about​ ​what​ ​you​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​do after​ ​your​ ​learning​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​you​ ​weren’t​ ​able​ ​to​ ​do​ ​before.​ ​That​ ​can​ ​be something​ ​you​ ​can​ ​explain​ ​or​ ​do,​ ​but​ ​could​ ​also​ ​be​ ​more​ ​of​ ​a​ ​quality​ ​you​ ​have developed,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​greater​ ​empathy​ ​or​ ​resilience.​ ​What​ ​is​ ​relevant​ ​are​ ​the competencies​ ​and​ ​qualities​ ​that​ ​you​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​can​ ​usefully​ ​use​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life.

We​ ​learn​ ​all​ ​the​ ​time​ ​-​ ​at​ ​work,​ ​at​ ​play,​ ​in​ ​our​ ​families, with our friends.​ ​Learning​ ​when​ ​framed​ ​like​ ​this​ ​is life-long​ ​learning,​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​a​ ​formal​ ​learning​ ​environment.​ ​Books​ ​and​ ​courses​ ​can help​ ​us​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​competence,​ ​but​ ​they​ ​are​ ​only​ ​one​ ​way.​ ​More​ ​often​ ​than​ ​not​ ​it​ ​is​ ​in practice​ ​that​ ​we​ ​learn​ ​the​ ​most.​ ​The​ ​question​ ​is:​ ​how​ ​do​ ​we​ ​help​ ​each​ ​other​ ​recognise what​ ​we​ ​have​ ​learned​ ​through​ ​all​ ​the​ ​activities​ ​in​ ​our​ ​life,​ ​and​ ​share​ ​that​ ​information​ ​in such​ ​a​ ​way​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is​ ​useful​ ​to​ ​someone​ ​else​ ​anywhere​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world?

Ubiquity​ ​University and AIESEC have formed a strategic partnership to ​answer​ ​that​ ​question.​ ​Ubiquity’s ​Global​ ​Standard​ ​CredentialsTM are​ ​credentials​ ​that​ ​anyone​ ​can​ ​gain​ ​by​ ​submitting​ ​evidence​ ​of​ ​competence​ ​from​ ​any domain​ ​of​ ​life.​ ​These​ ​credentials​ ​are​ ​composed​ ​of​ ​internationally​ ​recognized competency​ ​stacks,​ ​which​ ​means​ ​that​ ​they​ ​can​ ​easily​ ​be​ ​related​ ​to​ ​existing​ ​credentials anywhere​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​Ubiquity’s​ ​partner​ ​Skillsbook​ ​has​ ​developed​ ​a​ ​database​ ​of​ ​over 70,000​ ​competencies​ ​mapped​ ​to​ ​globally​ ​recognized​ ​credentials,​ ​together​ ​with​ ​the Australian​ ​government.

That​ ​is​ ​not​ ​the​ ​only​ ​thing​ ​that​ ​makes​ ​them​ ​global.​ ​All​ ​Ubiquity​ ​credentials​ ​are​ ​mapped to​ ​the​ ​United​ ​Nations’​ ​Sustainable​ ​Development​ ​Goals,​ ​meaning​ ​anyone​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Global Standard​ ​CredentialTM​ ​can​ ​now​ ​demonstrate​ ​to​ ​the​ ​world​ ​how​ ​well​ ​equipped​ ​they​ ​are​ ​to deal​ ​with​ ​the​ ​major​ ​challenges​ ​facing​ ​humanity​ ​and​ ​our​ ​planet​ ​today.

Ubiquity​ ​is​ ​prototyping​ ​the​ ​Global​ ​Standard​ ​CredentialTM​ ​with​ ​AIESEC,​ ​the​ ​world’s largest​ ​student-run​ ​organization​ ​with​ ​offices​ ​in​ ​120​ ​countries​.​ ​All AIESEC​ ​staff​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​at​ ​intake​ ​on​ ​their​ ​competency​ ​profile​ ​and​ ​matched​ ​to​ ​the appropriate​ ​job.​ ​A​ ​learning​ ​and​ ​development​ ​pathway​ ​will​ ​be​ ​mapped​ ​out​ ​for​ ​them​ ​to enable​ ​them​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​competencies​ ​so​ ​they​ ​can​ ​perform​ ​their​ ​work optimally​ ​for​ ​AIESEC.​ ​As​ ​they​ ​demonstrate​ ​competence,​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​building​ ​towards​ ​a Ubiquity​ ​Global​ ​Standard​ ​CredentialTM,​ ​from​ ​competency-based​ ​badges​ ​to​ ​an Advanced​ ​Diploma,​ ​MA​ ​and​ ​MBA.​ ​AIESEC’s​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​the​ ​UN’s​ ​Sustainable Development​ ​Goals​ ​will​ ​be​ ​made​ ​all​ ​the​ ​more​ ​real​ ​as​ ​AIESEC​ ​members​ ​start​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able to​ ​show​ ​the​ ​world​ ​how​ ​they​ ​can​ ​and​ ​are​ ​already​ ​contributing​ ​to​ ​solving​ ​our​ ​biggest global​ ​challenges. Learning will never be the same.