Education, Research, Innovation and Development
Curio is a collective of creative and curious people that seek to make a difference in the world through education, research and innovation. We are consultants, educators, developers, scientists, marketers and designers that advise organisations who share our focus. This includes universities, tech startups, vocational education providers, research institutes, governments, corporate L&D and innovation units, schools, professional groups and many others. More recently, we have been working with large commercial organisations to think further about the capability of their people and how to develop them, just-in-time.
We offer a number of consulting services to our clients. Our strategy and people practice seeks to help organisations think clearly about their purpose, direction and how they get their people to achieve it. Our learning experience practice helps learning organisations design, develop and deliver more engaging experiences for their students, trainees and employees. Our digital solutions practice helps organisations set their digital strategy, design and build platforms or commercialise their technology innovations.
Curio prides itself on working with people to facilitate great outcomes. We design and run experiences from workshops and offsites for executives to large-scale, national consultations for government.
We partner with education providers, R&D organisations and government to develop strategies that maximise their influence while being efficient with limited resources. We develop and review options, seek and use data to make better decisions, and document business cases for approval.
We take a human-centred, strongly data informed, approach to thinking about how learning and R&D organisations get things done. We work with executives to set their purpose and develop options for how they organise themselves to achieve it. We think about culture, not through a lens of change management, but one of learning and development.
We advise large education providers on the digital strategy for their core business--education and/or research. We address primary challenges in considering and adopting new learning management systems, managing research infrastructure, and collaborating on new platform solutions for scale and efficiency.
We take a human-centred design approach to creating and building bespoke applications and platforms for education providers. We develop our own platforms for education (Sessions and Digi-TAL) but also partner with multiple providers to co-develop a solution to reduce investment, share risk and get a better solution. More recently we have partnered with universities and corporate L&D functions to develop and commercialise their tested digital innovations.
We have a strong interest in the development and implementation of content and learning management solutions in education providers and corporate L&D units as well as emerging technologies in the EdTech startup space. This includes the implementation of new education technology innovations, establishing a new learning management system and development and commercialisation of LTIs. We maintain our own Canvas and edX learning environments for the development and testing of new technologies but also for the development of bespoke learning experiences through our venture, Curio Academy.
We design online and face-to-face learning experiences for people in schools, vocational and higher education providers as well as corporate L&D. Our human-centred design approach puts the learner and their context at the heart of our design and we bring in subject matter experts where needed to ensure it is relevant and up-to-date.
We are experts not only in learning, but also learning in disciplinary contexts. Our program and course reviews are centred on the learning experience in the context of the program, how efficiently it delivers the outcomes and what it seeks to deliver for industry or accreditation requirements. We leverage our depth of academic expertise in health, education, IT, engineering and business and bring in academic depth outside of these disciplines where required.
We bring academic rigour and industry relevance to programs for both face-to-face and increasingly online delivery. We established Curio Academy, a stand-alone education delivery organisation in late 2016 to do quality, scalable online delivery. Since 2016, we have delivered over 30 online postgraduate education programs to over 3,500 students and can work with education providers and corporate L&D units to deliver at scale with a depth of expertise.