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On 5 October 2022, Edalex took part in the NeLC webinar series on the topic of “Stackable Micro-Credentials in K-12 and Higher Education”.

Watch the webinar recording below.

This webinar offer an international context around stackable micro-credentials from Secondary High School, Higher Education, and technology enablement perspectives. The panelists have had significant experience in setting micro-credentialing strategy both across an institution and across educational sectors. They also have operational experience in the implementation of those micro-credentialing strategies to optimise learner outcomes.

Objectives

  • To help the audience understand the international context for stackable micro-credentials in formal education – the regulatory parameters, the market forces and the innovative projects underway
  • To provide scaffolding for developing micro-credentialing strategies within education institution across sectors
  • To highlight the need for a twin strategy track of learning architecture and technology architecture to achieve scalable and equitable learning outcomes

Watch the Session Recording

About the Panelists

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), 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.

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Dr Donna Harvey
Deputy Principal, Beenleigh High School

Donna has been a trailblazer in advocating for equitable recognition of learning related to employability skills. She has led the innovative and highly successful micro-credentialing program at Beenleigh High School that connects her students to both local industry and pathways to further learning. The program improves student employability outcomes by focusing on the skills that aren’t covered in the curriculum and issuing recognition via digital badges.

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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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About the National eLearning Center (NeLC)

The National eLearning Center (NeLC), established as an independent entity by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Council of Ministers’ decision No (35) in 1439 H. It aims to enhancing trust in eLearning, providing lifelong equal access to eLearning, and leading sustainable innovation in eLearning in order to achieve trusted online learning for all.

Find out more at: nelc.gov.sa

Disclaimer: The information about providers and services contained in this webinar does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NeLC.

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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