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21st-Century Skills - What They Are and Why They’re Important

21st-Century Skills – What They Are and Why They’re Important

We often hear the term, “21st-century skills.” However, it is not often clear exactly what that means and how it relates to things like employability, education, and hiring. As old jobs fall victim to automation and advancing technology, the need for transferrable skills and new knowledge and competencies has increased. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide, we examine the workplace needs of the global economy, 21st-century terms and definitions, what skills are important and how are they are taught and assessed.

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Credentialate Guides - Tech Enablement of Next Generation Learning

Tech Enablement of Next-Generation Learning

There is an ongoing transformation of education towards a skills-focused and tech-enabled educational model. The learning community is shifting away from traditional four-year degrees, with major tech companies no longer requiring them and instead emphasising skills. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide, we ask – What is the Next-Generation Learning likely to look like? What are the challenges and opportunities associated with shifting to skills-based education? How can technology, such as digital credentials, be leveraged to create a more robust and accessible system for documenting and verifying skills and competencies? What role do community colleges, vocational education, and emerging technologies like AI play in the evolving education landscape.

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SESSION RECORDING: K-12 Mastery-Based Digital Learner Profile at Australian High School

SESSION RECORDING: K-12 Mastery-Based Digital Learner Profile at Australian High School

28 February 2023 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM CT 1 March 20234:45 – 5:30 AM AEDTDuration – 45 Minutes As part of 1EdTech’s 2023 Digital Credentials Summit in March 2023, Darren Ponman, Deputy Principal at the Hunter School of Performing Arts (HSPA), Margo Griffith, Head of Business Development at Edalex and Nicholas Robert, CEO at Learning Vault presented “K-12 Mastery-Based Digital Learner Profile at an Australian High School” at the Solution Showcase. The innovative Digital Learner Profile solution they showcase, helps create visibility across the learning journey for all stakeholders.

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How Connecting Degrees to Careers Can Address the Decline in Degree Value

How Connecting Degrees to Careers Can Address the Decline in Degree Value

Four-year degrees have seen a marked drop in enrolment and completion rates in recent years. Learners are critically weighing the value of full degrees against typically shorter, less expensive skills-based learning, to quickly develop high-demand workplace skills. The investment in time and money – with no guarantee of work at the end – and the rise of skills-based hiring among employers are some of the key factors contributing to the decline in the perceived value of traditional degrees. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide, we ask – How much has the education landscape changed? What are the factors impacting enrolments? Where are learners going instead? And how can educators bolster the perceived value of degrees by connecting them more directly to work?

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