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Practera powered Job Smart Edge wins prestigious global education award.

Practera is very proud to be part of The University of Sydney Business School’s Job Smart Edge “BIG” program win at the Global QS Quacquarelli Symonds “Reimagine Education Awards”. Job Smart Edge is The University of Sydney’s Employability program powered by Practera. The program prepares young people for a rapidly shifting future through access to […]... Read More

The Practera team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As 2020 draws to a close the Practera team wishes you and your families a happy festive season, and a bright, healthy 2021.  In particular, all our love and support to those who are unable to see friends and family this year.  In 2020 we were privileged to be able to continue with our mission […]... Read More

$1M Experiential Learning Innovation Grants Program to help >100,000 young people build employability skills.

Australian edtech startup Practera has distributed more than $550,000 in in-kind grants to 16 Australian Universities to accelerate online experiential learning programs through Covid... Read More

Northeastern University partners with Practera to drive digital experiential learning.

Northeastern University Chancellor Ken Henderson will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday 9 September at the Melbourne Edtech summit, interviewed by The Australian Education Editor... Read More

Professor Laura-Anne Bull joins Practera to drive Academic Partnerships.

Practera is pleased to welcome Professor Laura-Anne Bull to the team as Executive Director of Academic Partnerships. As a recent Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students, committed digital... Read More

Practera platform allowed learning to go on during virus shutdown

A version of this article about our Practera programs was first published in The Australian on 19 Feb 2020. Around Australia, Universities are currently responding to a serious challenge – how to support the international students – predominantly from China – whose commencement has been impacted by novel Coronavirus. As of the first week of February, 106,680 Chinese […]... Read More

Practera Nano Projects: How we run successful team-based industry projects for students – 100% online

We often see surprised faces when we talk about our success in partnering with universities to provide our Nano Projects: full-service authentic work experiences for their students – 100% online and at the lowest cost in the market. That’s why we decided to write about how it works and what the experience is like for students, […]... Read More

Christmas Newsletter 2019

As 2019 draws to a close the Practera team wish you and your families a happy festive season and bright 2020. We’ve had an awesome 2019 and hope you have too. PRACTERA CUSTOMER SUCCESS Enabling inspiring experiential learning programs We’re very proud that in 2019 we helped more educators deliver high quality experiential learning to […]... Read More

Practera Projects Programs Shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Award

We are extremely proud to announce that our “Projects Programs” for Business Students have been shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Nurturing Employability Award. Up against over 1500 applications from educational innovators from 39 countries we convinced the judges with our proven results of more than 3,000 students who boosted their employability skills through our […]... Read More

Edtech Startup Practera opens Perth office

Experiential learning startup Practera will open a Perth office to work more closely with customers in WA, including making the Practera platform available to all 50,000 international students through StudyPerth’s “Employability Perth” initiative. Speaking at the 2019 Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Perth today, StudyPerth Executive Director Philip Payne said, “Through digital technologies, we are […]... Read More

Edtech startup Practera invests in Queensland HQ

Experiential learning edtech company Practera has appointed a Queensland leader & partnerships and opened a Brisbane office to work more closely with customers in the state. Practera Co-Founder & Co-CEO Beau Leese said, “I was privileged to work closely with Study Queensland over the past 12 months as an education innovator in residence. I found that […]... Read More

Practera helps put a lawyer in students’ pockets with groundbreaking mobile app

Macquarie University has today become the first tertiary institution to launch the My Legal Mate (MLM) legal advisory app to all 11,000 of its international students. MLM is an innovative new mobile app offering on-the-go legal information to international students in NSW, developed by Redfern Legal Centre on the Practera platform. Funded and supported by […]... Read More

How can Sydney educate 100M students by 2050? A look at future trends and opportunities for government and the education industry.

International education over the past 10 years has been an enormous success story for Australia, and nowhere more than Sydney. According to Study NSW, more than 260,000 onshore students, $13bn in exports, 95,000 jobs and double digit annual growth over the past 5 years. So what will international education look like in 2050? How can Sydney benefit […]... Read More

$2M for edtech company Practera to develop world leading student data privacy technology

Education Technology (EdTech) startup Practera and its collaboration partners have been awarded $1.995 million in government funding as part of a $7.45M project to develop a data privacy protection product for online student data. Practera’s was one of sixteen projects awarded a total of $30 million by the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Round 7 grants […]... Read More

Bold new plan to make Queensland a global skills destination

Queensland is set to attract its “unfair share” of global talent following the launch of Australia’s largest ever student career development drive. International Education Ministerial Champion Kate Jones today launched the Study Queensland Talent Program which will be available to all students studying in Queensland. The Study Queensland Talent Program will offer new employer engagement programs to all students […]... Read More

Practera Global Skills Passport App to support 12,000 Cairns-based students

Study Cairns has partnered with Study Queensland to launch a “world first” pilot program aimed at helping students get a foothold in the Cairns job market. The Start Here, Go Anywhere Global Skills Passport is an app platform for 12,000 international and domestic students to build portfolios of globally relevant skills. This app launch is part of Study Cairns Connects – […]... Read More

CRC Association partners with Practera to build Australia’s applied R&D skills

The CRC Association has partnered with edtech startup Practera to support the education and knowledge transfer activities of CRCs with the Practera experiential learning & micro-credentialing platform. CRC Association CEO Tony Peacock announced the partnership during last week’s Collaborate | Innovate | 2019 conference. He said “The CRC Association is pleased to announce our partnership with […]... Read More

Practera Newsletter May 2019

This month in experiential learning Industry news, customer success stories and product updates. Hi there, Practera works with educators around the world at the frontier of experiential learning for the future of work. Here is a snapshot of leading thinking and practice. WHAT WE ARE READING Interesting news in the world of experiential learning Forbes published a […]... Read More

Study Melbourne Live Projects Program 2019/20 bigger and better than ever!

Practera is grateful and excited to have been re-appointed by Study Melbourne to extend the innovative LIVE Projects program successfully connecting international students with employers through 2019/20 LIVE Projects is an initiative of the Victorian Government delivered in partnership with education providers and enabled by experiential learning technology company Practera. This initiative offers opportunities for international students to undertake real […]... Read More

University of Melbourne launches innovative app to support and engage international students during their first month in Melbourne

Arriving in a new city is always difficult for international students. But Practera can help! The Global Exchange Challenge is a team-based, extracurricular program for international students and exchange alumni at the University of Melbourne. The program helps students feel welcomed to campus, navigate the city of Melbourne, make the most of student life and […]... Read More

University of Melbourne students building real world skills in the Practera Global Trade Accelerator program

It’s a wrap! Congratulations to all 14 teams of the Global Trade Accelerator Program from the University of Melbourne after completing 6 weeks of teamwork and Market Research for Australian exporting companies. A chance for students to practice their employability skills The Global Trade Accelerator provides students virtual work integrated learning projects with Australian exporters & trade organisations at […]... Read More

Practera launches ready-to-go learning apps for innovative educators who need to help students build employability skills

Practera, Australia’s leading experiential learning startup, today announced Practera GO, a new solution that provides everything needed to launch world-class employability programs without worrying about large budgets, new learning content or complex administrative overhead.  A trend towards employability skills in Higher Ed In recent years, higher education institutions have faced a new trend that requires adjustment to […]... Read More

Practera Newsletter April 2019

This month in experiential learning Industry news, customer success stories and product updates.   Hi there, Practera works with educators around the world at the frontier of experiential learning for the future of work. Here is a snapshot of leading thinking and practice. WHAT WE ARE READING Interesting news in the world of experiential learning Northeastern University found […]... Read More

Practera enables groundbreaking personalised legal assistance app

RLC international student solicitor Sean Stimson with the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, Sydney Town Hall. Image courtesy of Katherine Griffiths/City of Sydney.   Redfern Legal Centre is partnering with Sydney edtech provider Practera to deliver My Legal Mate, a legal assistant in international students’ pockets Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore welcomed international students to […]... Read More

Global Skills Passport for Australia Awards Indonesia Scholars

A group of students posing in front of Australia Awards Scholarships banner   The Australian Government has launched a national skills micro-credentialing pilot – the Global Skills Passport – through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) program. Through the pilot, 400 AAI Scholars will create an e-portfolio of enrichment experiences  on the […]... Read More

Building Future Skills Through Experiential Learning and Micro-Credentialing

The accelerating pace of technology-driven change is transforming the future of work faster than ever before. Some 30 per cent of the jobs that today’s students are studying for are under threat from automation by 2030. The World Economic Forum claims that the gap between what people learn and the skills they need is widening, […]... Read More

Student talent for business growth

With the University year commencing around the country, now is a great time to consider how engaging with students in 2019 could add value to your business. With some 2 million students in some form of tertiary education in Australia, employers of any size have access to a diverse, skilled pooled of talent from Australia […]... Read More

Seasons Wishes from Practera

On behalf of our team we hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe holiday season. We’re ending the year energized and with deep gratitude you, our customers and partners. With your support, we’ve been able to help tens of thousands of students and industry partners have positive and life-changing professional learning experiences. […]... Read More

Practera Product Update – November 2018

Better Feedback Loops for Experiential Learning We learn best from experience. And an integral part of this experiential learning is based around feedback. Without frequent feedback, learning doesn’t happen. That’s why we have focused on the robust reflective learning and feedback cycle and are happy to share with you the outcomes today. Providing a new […]... Read More

Experiential learning program examples

Beyond traditional internships and professional placements there are a variety of experiential learning options that bring industry into the classroom, provide real-work contexts for practice and support critical reflection. Like classroom curriculum that starts with introductory material before progressing to advanced, experiential learning can be scaffolded in order to build up competency prior to students […]... Read More

Edtech startup rebrands around its Practera platform to take technology to the world

Today our company Intersective is marking a new phase of growth with a change of our primary company brand – from Intersective, to Practera. This shift recognises the centrality of our Practera platform to our mission of powering a world of experiential learning. Practera is gaining increasing recognition as a leading experiential learning platform by […]... Read More

Practera wins NSW Government Award for Digital Work Experience Network for international students

Today Practera (formerly Intersective) has won the International Student Community and Business Engagement Award for 2018 for the NSW Global Scope Program at the NSW International Student Awards at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The Award was presented to Program Manager Alison Li, herself a former international student from China, by Minister Niall […]... Read More

Hands-on learning techniques equip students to thrive in the workforce

As published in The Australian,  19.09.2018 There is a gap between the knowledge students learn and the skills they need to succeed. This is not an original insight. Confucius and Sophocles remarked on this fact more than 2000 years ago, and an entire field of thought, scholarship and practice in experiential learning has followed them. […]... Read More

International student work experience network a boost for South Australian companies

The South Australian Government has partnered with edtech startup Intersective to launch and pilot a new program to give international students at SA universities the opportunity to gain work experience in local businesses, strengthening their cultural immersion and language skills. 143 international students from the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, UniSA and Torrens University undertook […]... Read More

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