WEBINAR RECORDING: Micro-Credentials and Essential Academic and Career Skills – Measuring Learning Outcomes

WEBINAR RECORDING: Micro-Credentials and Essential Academic and Career Skills - Measuring Learning Outcomes

13 July 2022

8:00am AEST

(7:00am JST) (6:00pm EDT)

Duration – 45 Minutes

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.

Watch the webinar recording or download the presentation slide deck.

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. 

Watch the Webinar Recording


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

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