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Edalex and Learning Vault are proud to bring you "The Rise of Micro-Credentials, Digital Recognition and Mastery in K-12 - Enabling an Equitable Future" webinar on 29 November 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:10pm AEDT.

In this panel discussion, the role that skills and micro-credentials play in K-12 education will be discussed from the viewpoint of the visionary leaders in this space. The thinking, process and results from the rollout of a micro-credentialing program, and the drivers behind credentials that demonstrate progression towards mastery will be explored.

The challenges and benefits of these journeys, keeping within education taxonomies, mapping to frameworks and keeping within regulatory frameworks and working with edtech companies to craft the best solutions will also be discussed.

The impact that these programs have on raising equity and how a skills and micro-credential approach impact on K-12 educators will be a particular focus of the discussion.

Panel participants include:

  • Dr Donna Harvey, Deputy Principal - Beenleigh High
  • Darren Ponman, Deputy Principal - Hunter School of Performing Arts (HSPA)
  • Nicholas Robert, Founder and CEO - Learning Vault
  • Margo Griffith, Head of Business Development - Edalex

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About the Panellists

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.

Dr Donna Harvey - Deputy Principal, Beenleigh High School

Darren Ponman
Deputy Principal, Hunter School of the Performing Arts (HSPA)

Darren passionately leads the design and implementation of innovative, equitable and engaging educational opportunities, as well as systems which facilitate these characteristics efficiently. Darren’s extensive educational leadership has resulted in a wide variety of innovative and sustainable initiatives. These are consistently used as examples of best practice in Australian Education. Some of these include - designing and implementing a variety of digital Learning Management and Administration Systems across many schools, co-designing the first greenfield Big Picture Education Campus in NSW, writing and resourcing the State-wide Critical Thinking syllabus, designing, coordinating and implementing vast, technology-based infrastructure, including multimillion dollar AV and multimedia centres across several public schools. Currently, collaborating with Edalex and Learning Vault to design and implement a scalable, Mastery-based, digital credential system for use in K-12 schools.

Darren Ponman - Deputy Principal, Hunter School of the Performing Arts (HSPA)

Nicholas Robert
Founder and CEO, Learning Vault

Nicholas is a founder of Learning Vault and loves leveraging technology and education to help build the workforce of the future. He believes completely and unequivocally that learning is a lifelong process. Learning Vault has been designed to enable educational experiences consistently throughout a person's lifetime, from digitally badging achievements to assisting in the design of educational products.

Nicholas Robert - Founder and CEO, Learning Vault


Margo Griffith 
Head of Business Development, Edalex

Margo’s in-depth knowledge and experience of skills, the skills ecosystem and digital credentials is the result of working in and with higher education providers and edtech leaders, nationally and internationally for over 20 years. She is passionate about the positive impact of technology within education and the enablement of lifelong learning and mobility. Margo co-convenes a Cross Sector Community of practice around Microcredentials in Australia and contributes to the International Council of Badges and Credentials (ICoBC) on a number of working parties.

Margo Griffith - Head of Business Development, Edalex


About the Learning Vault

Learning Vault is a digital education company specialising in forward-thinking and technology-driven solutions. Global brands rely on Learning Vault for world-class digital content to support students’ educational experiences.

Learning Vault aims to inspire creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. The company’s goal is to help develop the next generation of highly skilled, highly sought-after, informed, and creative professionals. Businesses need graduates who can make an immediate impact, and our micro-credential courses are designed to do just that. Backed by industry partners, all our content is industry relevant and reflects current trends and best practice in each field. We are part of the new breed of higher education, providing micro credentialed short courses that are hand-crafted with relevant and engaging content. We’re always looking for innovative ways to empower the workforce of now - and the future.

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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.

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