Edalex, the edtech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement, today announced the final formation of its inaugural Credentialate Advisory Group, a strategic panel of thought leaders focused on bridging the gap between education and the world of work.
EDALEX Dan McFadyen
Edalex, the edtech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement, and the Council for Aid to Education, Inc. (CAE), a non-profit developer of performance-based and custom assessments that authentically measure students’ essential college and career readiness skills recently engaged online attendees in the workshop “Measurement of Learning Outcome Achievement – Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)” at the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) annual conference held in June.
Survey reveals employability driving future learning – but only 1 in 3 can differentiate their skills
A new survey by leading edtech company, Edalex, reveals that while the majority of learners would choose skills-based or alternative credentials for future learning, only a third of college graduates felt well prepared in differentiating their skills. This reinforces the imperative for personalised evidence of skills, with close to half of the respondents valuing such evidence – higher than the percentage who have actually received digital badges.
Edalex commissioned a market research survey of over 1,000 college graduates based in the United States regarding their employability outcomes, their future plans for education and their knowledge and understanding of the modern credential marketplace – the inaugural Lens on Learners: 2021 Employability Outcomes Survey.
Edalex recently had the opportunity to support research that Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver conducted on the topic of employability, culminating in the release of the whitepaper Rethinking Employability Beyond 2020: Ten Recommendations for Universities.
The Council for Aid to Education, Inc. (CAE), a non-profit provider of performance-based assessments that authentically measure essential college and career skills, has partnered with Edalex, the Australian edtech developers of Credentialate, the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform. Through the relationship, the companies will assess and validate students’ attainment of the skills essential for success in college and career – critical thinking, problem-solving and written communication.
Edalex one of the 50 most promising education technology startups in Australia and New Zealand according to leading market intelligence firm, HolonIQ
For many credential badges, it’s not clear what underlying skills or knowledge the micro-credential represents. What makes digital credentials meaningful in the current global economy? In this blog post, Dan McFadyen, Managing Director of Edalex, shares part of his personal journey that ultimately led to the development of the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform – the award-winning Credentialate platform.