Evidence

We feel strongly that the way forward for a more equitable future
for all is the visibility and validation of skills

Promote trust with skills visibility

Skills visibility

The language of formal education is around learning outcomes. The language of industry is skills. Skills level data exists but it is not visible to learners, to the institutions and definitely not to employers. How do we make the invisible visible and give learners the confidence to present themselves in hiring situations or to take their learning forward? This is the challenge we solve at Edalex through our platforms and services.

We developed our Credentialate platform to unlock the learning achievement data and map to skills. This one time mapping can then be reused by the organisation and allows for more complex credential awarding models and the creation of learning pathways.

There is high demand for education outcomes to be tied more directly to employment.

For learners – evidence of the skills and competencies they possess when they graduate is tied directly to their ability to find work. The more clearly they can identify, and confidently articulate their skills, the better they can differentiate themselves against other job candidates.

For institutions – visibility of the workplace skills taught in their new or existing curriculum and evidence of their learners’ attainment of in-demand employability skills provides clear advantage in an increasingly competitive market.

Employers identify specific skills and competencies when recruiting for open positions. When institutions choose to recognise skills and competencies, they give learners’ the means to evidence their suitability for the role.

Taking this approach one step further, providing evidence of skills and competencies at the point of learning provides benefit to both learners and institutions.

For learners – they understand the value of their education more as they go through it, with new skills and competencies recognised at the time they are attained, not only at the end. This gives them more immediate feedback over a shorter time-frame and the opportunity to make adjustments if required.

For institutions – measuring skills and competencies at the point of learning creates a continuous feedback loop that can be used to inform improvement potential. This agile approach allows the institution to respond quickly to the needs of the market and deliver more value, sooner, increasing the institution’s competitiveness.

According to ChatGPT: “A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application or platform designed to facilitate the administration, delivery, tracking, and management of educational courses or training programs”

Therein lies the problem in relying only on your LMS to award skill level credentials – it is structurally designed around courses. However skills are developed across many different courses and assessed in a number of different ways. 

You need a way to connect the data and align it – not around courses – but around skills. Structurally, you can’t do this with an LMS alone.

Skills validation

From an ecosystem perspective Credentialate provides validation of skills by addressing the questions of “How is this learning assessed?” and “What do you have that can prove it?”

These are important markers for all stakeholders that are enabled via the skills data that Credentialate collects, collates and recognises through its Personal Evidence Record.

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Evidence of skills aids transitions

All transitions have inherent barriers – moving from one place to another, one education sector to another, school to work, workplace to workplace. It’s tricky! Evidence of our achievements will be different in each place and probably not in a format that makes it easy for us to curate, collate and share our achievements with others.

Our learning recognition mostly comes in the form of completion transcripts that only tell us our grades and what learning we completed. It tells us what we know but not what we can do (skills) or how well we can do it (competence). 

Skills are the translation and translocation piece. In a digital world, we can and should credential skills to empower and aid learners in their transitions through life.

Build learner confidence

The end result of the level of detailed evidence that Credentialate provides for learners, is that they gain confidence in themselves, their knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviours. Our efficacy research found that 76% of learners felt confident expressing their skills after receiving a Personal Evidence Record.

They can make better decisions about their life, their career and take advantage of opportunities they’re presented with, with greater confidence in their ability to deliver.

EIA Research Finding - Credentialate's Evidence Record Boost Learners' Confidence in Expressing their Skills to 76%

Research Whitepaper

Digital Micro-Credential Efficacy & Impact on Learner Confidence

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Edalex Employability Outcomes Survey

Efficacy research

According to our research, only 33% of university graduates feel confident identifying and speaking to their skills. But after receiving a Personal Evidence Record, our efficacy research found that 76% of learners felt confident expressing their skills.

For learners, higher confidence has been correlated to greater success during the interview process and key skills gained in education correlated to higher incomes and greater success in employment.

Explore Credentialate features

Personal Evidence

Visibility and recognition of skills

Provisional Evidence

Recognise progression of learning

Templates Library

Maintain consistency and scale faster

Create, Store & Share Evidence

Award badges and embed evidence

Learner Dashboard

24/7 visibility of learner progress

Learner Passport

Next generation learning credentials

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Digital Badges

Digital badges recognise skills or workplace achievement and are flexible and easily shared. Manage complex awarding criteria
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Evidence

Make learners' skills visible and show proof of what they can do through quantitative and qualitative data and artefacts of learning
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Skills Data

Create order from data chaos. Unleash skills data from disparate systems. Surface insights for the institution, learner and employers
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CBE

Enable comptency-based education (CBE), mastery-based and other types of learning models. Recognise progression of learning
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Learner Dashboard

Dynamic 24/7 display of provisional and earned badges, cohort comparison and feedback accessible by the learning community
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Learner Passport

Provide a holistic portrait of a learner that supports employability in their current learning journey and throughout their lifelong learning
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