We’re glad you’re here! People come here to learn more about what they need to do to create and submit content for the University Learning Store. If you haven’t already explored the rest of the University Learning Store website, we recommend doing so before proceeding further. The About and How It Works pages explain how the learning experiences and credentials we offer here differ from traditional higher education courses and degrees. In addition, we recommend reading the Call for Content and Getting Started sections below the form on this page before submitting a proposal.
How to Submit a Proposal for Review
Use the web form on this page to submit a proposal for review. If your proposal is accepted, we will email you a full template to develop a complete module. Proposals will be reviewed within 5 business days. No payment is provided for proposals.
Individuals who submit complete modules that are accepted for inclusion into the University Learning Store will be paid $500 for each module. The University Learning Store reserves the right to decline any and all submissions. No payment is provided for declined offerings.
Call for Content
The University Learning Store was created to help people develop the skills and get the credentials they need to succeed in their careers. Hence, we are especially interested in content that develops and measures baseline skills – the sorts of skills relevant for most business settings, and across functions and levels within an organization. These skills are classified into seven areas:
- Oral Communication Skills (e.g. Conflict management)
- Written/Composition Skills (e.g. Business report writing)
- Relational Skills (e.g. Dealing with difficult people)
- Cognitive Skills (e.g. Processing/Evaluating information)
- Organizational Life Skills (e.g. Stress management)
- Personality (e.g. Accountability)
- Basic Technical Skills (e.g. Using spreadsheets for business)
If you would like to see more examples, click here for a look at a more comprehensive baseline skills map. Note that while our primary focus is on these baseline skills, we will also consider proposals for other workplace skills including technical skills specific to sectors where there is job growth and a high demand for employees to qualify for work in specific roles.
This section will help you learn what you need to know to craft a strong proposal. In the University Learning Store (ULS), each module consists of a learning app and an associated badge assessment.
- Learning Apps contain learning content and different exercises that prepare learners to master a skill.
- Badge Assessments contain a human-graded assessment that learners complete to demonstrate their mastery of a competency. These assessments are designed to resemble an application of the workplace skill as closely as possible. If the learner passes the assessment, they earn a digital badge and a printable certificate that can be shared with current or future employers.
Before you propose an idea for the University Learning Store, we recommend taking a look inside one of the free learning apps available to learners. By following these steps, you can get access to the learning app for the competency Mapping the Business Supply Chain.
A series of modules can be grouped together to form a certification. Keep this in mind in the event that you have a larger topic that would benefit from this type of arrangement. For example, the app we linked to above is part of the Supply Chain Management Essentials Certification which includes three pairs of learning apps and badge assessments.
If you would like to consider submitting content for an entire certification, please contact us so we can provide some guidance before you begin. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Certification Proposal. In the email, briefly describe your idea for a certification and its components. You can expect a response by email within 5 business days.