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On 12 October 2022, Edalex took part in the NeLC webinar series on the topic of “Stackable Micro-Credentials: Industry Perspective”.

Watch the webinar recording below.

In the second part of this webinar series, the panelists examine the dynamic state of the skills movement, the move towards skills-based hiring and skills-based learning and the requirement from a business perspective that need to be in a place to facilitate this change.

They also address the need to consider the unlying technology stack to ensure both human and machine visibility at scale via open linked data standards


  • To help the audience understand the global context for stackable micro-credentials from an industry perspective - the emerging skills ecosystem, the market forces and the innovative projects underway
  • To provide scaffolding for developing micro-credentialing strategies for  professional bodies and businesses
  • 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.


Doctor Asheley Jones
FACS, FAMI, Member of the TEQSA Register of Experts, SFIA Accredited Consultant

Asheley Jones is a Director with Zena Consulting, which was established to provide strategic leadership in the policy development, planning and implementation of professional development, workforce planning and talent management services across organisations. Zena’s mission is to help identify industry skill requirements and individual employee capabilities to enhance business performance through the development of targeted L&D programs to improve requisite work-readiness skills. Recent projects include: the development of industry-verified, evidence-based employability credentials, aligned to the Australian and European Qualification Frameworks, the creation of a skills assessment tool to benchmark skills capabilities across industry verticals; the strategic development of accreditation processes for both Vocational Education Training and Higher Education programs, as well as the completion of a Victorian Government grant looking at implementing IT innovation within the aged care sector.



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.



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.

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

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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