Founded in 2016, Edalex develops technology solutions that extract hidden value from educational data to make it accessible and more meaningful.

Edalex brings together the team behind the CODiE award winning openEQUELLA open source platform that centrally houses teaching and learning, research, media and library content.

In 2019, Edalex launched Credentialate – a Credential Evidence Platform that increases the power and meaning of digital badges and the ability to analyse performance against learning outcomes like never before.

openRSD was released by Edalex in 2022 to help create, store and share rich skill descriptors (RSDs) and RSD collections. Create local or global libraries of RSDs, open to all contributors and consumers. RSDs bring equity to the learner and the skills ecosystem and create an even playing field for skills recognition.

Edalex awards and nominations

Our mission

To surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement

  • Get more from your existing educational data
    We surface what you already have, make it accessible, usable and more meaningful
  • Award-winning educational technology team
    We leverage the 150-year combined experience of our team to create innovative, differentiated solutions
  • Innovation rooted in understanding
    We create unique technologies that service the needs of multiple stakeholders across the education spectrum
  • Customers are at the core of everything we do
    We strive to establish the most effective partnerships in education – it’s one of our core values. Beyond just words, we live this everyday

Our management team

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Dan McFadyen

Managing Director & Co-Founder

For the past 25+ years, Dan has focused on enabling innovation in education powered by educational technology and long-term partnerships with educational institutions. This passion fuelled varied roles from a start-up developing the CODiE award-winning EQUELLA software to global educational powerhouses Blackboard and Pearson.
Since 2016 Dan has served as the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Edalex, tackling skills- and employability-related challenges by supporting the definition, development and recognition of skills through education. On a personal level, as a dual American-Australian citizen, he struggles daily with the conflict between raising his two children on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or vegemite.

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Alistair Oliver

Director & Co-Founder

For the past 20+ years, Al has engaged with senior leaders across all education sectors to assist them in defining suitable educational technology solutions to meet their varying needs. With a career spanning executive leadership roles, marketing, business development, and account management, Al led the team that established the EQUELLA brand and was heavily involved in its entry into the global education market, through to its acquisition by Pearson. Al has fostered strong relationships with customers across the globe. Al relies on the support of his wife and two children to ease the pain of being a die-hard St. Kilda Saints supporter.

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Margo Griffith

Principal Skills Consultant

Margo’s in-depth knowledge and experience of skills, the skills ecosystem and digital credentials is the result of working in and with higher education providers and edtech leaders, nationally and internationally for 30+ years. She is passionate about the positive impact of technology within education and the enablement of lifelong learning, learner agency and mobility. Margo co-convenes a Cross Sector Community of practice around Micro credentials in Australia and consults with Government, industry and education sectors around a skills first approach to learning and workforce.

Her recent publications include “Creating the University of the Future: A Global View on Future Skills and Future Higher Education” (Contributor) (Springer 2024) and “Technology Enablement of the Skills Ecosystem” Naomi Rose Boyer and Margo Leanne Griffith (International Journal of Information and Learning Technology ISSN: 2056-4880, 2023).

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Karen Hatwell

Finance Manager

Originally from New Zealand, Karen possesses over 20 years experience in the accounting arena in both New Zealand and Australia. Karen has worked with a wide range of clients in multiple industries with companies of all shapes and sizes. For the last five years, Karen has expertly handled all aspects of the EQUELLA finances. She successfully managed the Hobart office and with her eagle eye for detail, was relied upon for accuracy, her strong accounting skills and for pulling reluctant rabbits out of hats. When Karen isn’t crunching numbers she will be at the theatre, or enjoying coffee with friends, or training for the Point to Pinnacle.

We live and breathe our values

All hands on deck

All hands on deck

Teamwork is at our core and is a key ingredient to our ongoing success as a growing company – internally and externally. We engage closely with our partners long-term to collaborate and co-create

Two steps ahead

Two steps ahead

Anticipating opportunities and risks enable us to exceed expectations and develop innovative, dynamic and scalable EdTech platforms that are truly differentiated

Build trust

Build trust

Trust and respect go hand-in-hand, and it’s built over time through our actions. We strive to establish the most effective partnerships in education and deliver multi-layered win-win solutions

Get up and dance!

Get up and dance!

Life’s too short to not have some fun along the way! You don’t have to be a good dancer (we’re not!) to be up for a fun adventure

Work at Edalex

Learn more about working at Edalex – our culture, our employee perks and our people.

Browse through our open positions and apply – come join us!

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