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WEBINAR RECORDING: OSN July Showcase - RSDs, Skills, and the Global Skills-Based Movement

Margo Griffith, Head of Business Development and Melinda O'Halloran, Project Manager and Business Analyst at Edalex discussed their recent experience participating in an OSN Skills Collaborative Project - where, in collaboration with industry and HE leaders, they explored leveraging and implementing Rich Skill Descriptor (RSD) libraries in the Australian education and employment ecosystem.

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On 22 July 2022, Edalex took part in the Open Skills Network July Showcase on the topic of “RSDs, Skills, and the Global Skills-Based Movement”.

Watch the webinar recording above.

Their discussion covered: 

  • The Edalex launch of openRSD - an open access library for the creation, storage and sharing of RSDs
  • The growth of the Skills Ecosystem in Australia - the challenges and opportunities they and others have encountered
  • How stakeholders across the spectrum are working together to progress the enablement of an open skills environment

About the Panelists

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.


Melinda O'Halloran,
Project Manager and Business Analyst, Edalex

Melinda has 18 years’ experience in people and outcomes management at program, project and business operations levels and is qualified in the application of AIPM, Agile and Critical Path methodologies. She has enjoyed long-term project engagements in multiple industries and has proven leadership skills and the ability to unite teams comprising diverse resources. Melinda was the Co-Lead of Edalex's collaboration with the Education Design Lab and the University of Melbourne, for a recently completed OSN Skill Collaborative project.



About the Open Skills Network (OSN)

Open Skills Network (OSN) are a coalition of employers, education providers, policy makers, military, non-profits, and other stakeholders dedicated to advancing skills-based education and hiring.

Open Skills Network envision a world where learners and workers are empowered to use their skills as currency - with the ability to understand the value of their achievements - within the employment and education marketplace.

Find out more at: openskillsnetwork.org

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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