Edalex announces Learning Vault partnership – two Australian companies with a common vision for developing innovative EdTech

Edalex, the EdTech company powering your single source of truth for skills and learning data, is excited to announce an integration and development partnership with Learning Vault, a company designed to enable educational experiences consistently throughout a person’s lifetime. By leveraging each other’s technologies in open collaboration, the partnership has been able to speed the development of innovative EdTech and integrate with each other’s platforms deeply.

The partnership brings together two Australian EdTech companies who’ve independently achieved recognition in Australia and, increasingly, on the world stage. A common vision, ethos and long experience developing the tech-DNA of education made the benefits of partnership clear. “One of our core values is to engage closely with organisations like Learning Vault, who share our vision and passion for ensuring an open and interoperable skills ecosystem,” said Dan McFadyen, Managing Director of Edalex. “The results have strengthened our belief in, and commitment to, an open collaboration and co-design mindset” 

“Learning Vault was created to revolutionise the way knowledge is gained and to create more meaningful representations of the value, potential, and recognition of that learning,” says Nicholas Robert Alderdice, Co-Founder and CEO of Learning Vault. “Our partnership with Edalex is a great example of what can be achieved when two powerful and complimentary technology solutions come together.”

Learning Vault’s badge agent functionality has been integrated in Credentialate, the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform. With the increased meta-data options now available, educators can include rich context with their digital badges, giving them greater relevance and utility. A recent platform release by Edalex extends Credentialate’s badge agent options even further. Educators will be able to choose between multiple badging agents when issuing their digital badges. This enables the use of multiple badge agents across an institution, and smooths the transition to a new provider like Learning Vault. “This is why Credentialate has been built from the ground up with interoperability at its core,” said McFadyen. “Stakeholders should not be bound by siloed systems, but rather have the flexibility to add or complement their existing systems with new technologies as the skills ecosystem continues to evolve.”

“We’ve been able to leverage not only each other’s functionality, but also combine the innovation, drive and dedication of our teams. The benefits for learners have been much stronger as a result and we were able to get novel solutions into the market faster,” McFadyen said. This is important, he continued, because “the more we work together to identify and overcome these challenges – across countries, industries, sectors or organisations – the faster we can enable a skills ecosystem that supports all learners, all their lives. That puts the learner at the centre of the ecosystem, builds equity, can meet labour market demands of the future and support lifelong learning, another core value shared by each of our organisations.”

Learn more about Credentialate – https://www.edalex.com/credentialate    

Watch the Video Interview with Nicholas Robert Alderdice: “How Standards and Interoperability Are Enabling Credential Curation, Dynamic Credentials and Learner Agency” – https://www.edalex.com/video-interview-series/how-standards-and-interoperability-are-enabling-credential-curation-dynamic-credentials-and-learner-agency 

Media Contact

Kristine Chompff
Marketing Manager for Edalex
+61 409 598 408

Damon Birrell (Learning Vault)
Media and Public Affairs
+61 412 970 870

About Learning Vault

Learning Vault develops resources and technologies that actively support education providers, governments and enterprises across the world in facilitating the acquisition, curation, and portability of knowledge-based achievements throughout an individual’s lifetime.

Our focus is on micro-credential taxonomies and educational resources, digital badging and digital certification – and the technologies to support their integration into modern learning environments.

Learn more: https://www.learningvault.com.au/

About Edalex

Powering your single source of truth for skills and learning data

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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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