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WEBCAST RECORDING - Powering Skills and Learning Data through Innovative and Meaningful Digital Badging Technologies

Last month Margo Griffith met with Digital Badge Academy's Jim Daniels and David Leaser to talk about improving interoperability and equivalence for digital credentials and open badges - and why you need to understand RSDs!

During the interview, Margo addressed the following crucial questions:

  • How can education technologies like Credentialate and openRSD help with learning achievement recognition and skill validation, and boost skills visibility throughout the lean-to-earn journey in the emerging skills ecosystem? 
  • What are the revolutionary and cutting-edge sides of the technology behind Edalex's solutions in partnerships with other edTech and stakeholders across the world?
  • How can Rich Skills Descriptors be visualised as the future globally shared language that helps bridge the skill gaps across multiple stakeholders - learners, educators, and employers?

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About the Interviewers and Guest

Margo Griffith
Head of Business Development, Edalex

Margo’s in-depth knowledge and experience of micro-credentialing is the result of working in and with higher education providers and, edtech leaders, nationally and internationally. She is passionate about the positive impact of technology within education and the enablement of lifelong learning and agility. Margo is a connector at heart and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in all areas of life.

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David Leaser
Senior Program Executive - Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM

David Leaser is the co-founder of the Digital Badge Academy. David is the founder of the one of the world’s leading-edge digital credential programs and has nearly 40 years experience developing training programs and IT programs. 

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Jim Daniels
Senior Program Manager - Global Digital Credential Strategy, IBM

Jim Daniels has more than 20 years in education and credential program development. He is broadly recognized for his work and expertise in digital credentialing and badge program development and operations, backed by an extensive background in technology and education services strategy and execution.

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About Edalex

Edalex News - EdTech Startup News and TrendsPowering your single source of truth for skills and learning data

Edalex is an EdTech company powering your single source of truth for skills and learning data. 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, the world's first Credential Evidence Platform, that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Credentialate creates order from chaotic data, provides meaningful insight through framework alignment and equips each learner with unique, rich, industry-aligned evidence of their skills and competencies. Credentialate has continued to evolve at an accelerated pace, informed in partnership with educators and industry leaders from around the world.

openRSD was released by Edalex in 2022 to help create, store and share rich skill descriptors (RSDs) and RSD collections. openRSD uses Edalex’s open source technology stack to create locally- and globally-relevant libraries of RSDs that are open to all contributors and consumers. RSDs are the building blocks of a skills-driven labour market. They structure skills data, add context around a particular skill and are both human and machine readable. RSDs bring equity to the learner and the skills ecosystem and provide an even playing field for skills recognition.

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