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On 13 July 2022, Edalex and the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) held an open and informative discussion between education and research leaders on the importance of measuring learning outcomes of essential academic and workplace skills.

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The panel participants explored the gap between the knowledge and skills learners graduate with and what is actually needed for success in the workplace. They also discussed understanding solutions for closing the gap by providing learners with personal credentials that hold meaning in job markets. 

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About the Panelists

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Learning), Academic Division, Education Portfolio, QUT

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe is institutional lead for digital learning at the Queensland University of Technology. He also leads the University’s Learning and Teaching Unit. He has been an active participant in the Leading Change Institute since 2012. Kevin has a wealth of experience in strategic leadership, management, development and implementation of innovative and flexible education and training delivery at all levels of curriculum design, development and delivery. He also has a particular research interest in authentic assessment. He has previously worked at the Australian Catholic University and Griffith University. He is the immediate past President of Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching. An Officer in the Royal Australian Army Education Corps, Kevin holds a reserve appointment at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe

Doris Zahner, PhD
Chief Academic Officer, Council for Aid to Education (CAE)

Dr. Doris Zahner is the Chief Academic Officer at CAE where she provides thought leadership and oversees all research and development studies pertaining to CAE’s performance-based assessments. Dr. Zahner holds a PhD in cognitive psychology and an MS in applied statistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to her responsibilities at CAE, Dr. Zahner is an adjunct associate professor at Barnard College and Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as New York University, where she teaches statistics courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences and public policy.

Doris Zahner, PhD

Dan McFadyen
Managing Director, Edalex

Across the past 20 years, 3 passions have driven Dan: shaping collaborative teams, evolving services businesses, and enabling innovation in education. These passions fuelled varied roles from a start-up developing the CODiE award-winning EQUELLA software to global educational powerhouses Blackboard and Pearson; from small teams to leading a team of 65 delivering an annual product and service portfolio of $55 million. He co-founded Edalex in 2016, who develop educational technology solutions that extract hidden value from educational data to make it accessible and more meaningful.

Dan McFadyen

 

About the Council for Aid to Education (CAE)

The Council for Aid to Education (CAE) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve student outcomes. CAE develops performance-based and custom assessments that authentically measure students’ essential college and career readiness skills and identify opportunities for student growth.

CAE’s Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) for higher education and College and Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA+) for secondary education evaluate the skills educational institutions and employers demand most: critical thinking, problem solving and effective written communication. Based on CAE’s research, these skills are predictive of positive college and career outcomes.

CAE also partners with its clients to design innovative performance assessments that measure the constructs vital to students, educators, and institutions, including subject area and grade specific assessments. 

Find out more at: cae.org

About Edalex

Credentialte Guides - Learn Micro-Credentialing, Digital Badge, Skills and Employment BasicsLearning gets personal – Unleash the power of your skills data, digital assets and personal credentials

Edalex is an edTech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement. 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 provides a Skills Core that creates order from chaotic data, provides meaningful insight through framework alignment and equips learners with rich personal industry-aligned evidence of their skills and competencies.

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. Tools in openRSD include localisation, approval workflow, version control and other important functionality.

Find out more at: edalex.com

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