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How Connecting Degrees to Careers Can Address the Decline in Degree Value

How Connecting Degrees to Careers Can Address the Decline in Degree Value

Four-year degrees have seen a marked drop in enrolment and completion rates in recent years. Learners are critically weighing the value of full degrees against typically shorter, less expensive skills-based learning, to quickly develop high-demand workplace skills. The investment in time and money – with no guarantee of work at the end – and the rise of skills-based hiring among employers are some of the key factors contributing to the decline in the perceived value of traditional degrees. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide, we ask – How much has the education landscape changed? What are the factors impacting enrolments? Where are learners going instead? And how can educators bolster the perceived value of degrees by connecting them more directly to work?

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WEBINAR RECORDING: OSN July Showcase - RSDs

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

22 July 2022 (21 July 2022 at 4:00pm EDT)Duration – 45 Minutes 6:00am AEST 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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Where Dark Data Hides and How to Use It to Your Advantage

Where Dark Data Hides and How to Use It to Your Advantage

We’re diverting from our Stakeholders in the Modern Credential Marketplace series in this blog post to talk for a moment about Dark Data. What is Dark Data? You probably generated Dark Data at some point today, not because you were travelling the Silk Road or looking for a new identity – but more for an activity like checking your bank balance, looking at your medical records, or digitally signing a document.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Micro-Credentials and Essential Academic and Career Skills - Measuring Learning Outcomes

Edalex and CAE Examine Essential Academic and Career Skills

Edalex, the EdTech company that unleashes the power of skills data, digital assets, and personal credentials, partnered with the Council for Aid to Education, Inc. (CAE), a non-profit developer of assessments that measure students’ academic and career readiness, earlier this month to host a webinar on the importance of essential skills in preparing students for career success, and the use of micro-credentials to demonstrate proficiency in these areas. 

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Whitepaper - Harnessing Your Skills Data: Recognition and Representation of Workplace Skills

Harnessing Your Skills Data: Recognition and Representation of Workplace Skills

What are the steps that lead to an organisation’s ability to produce personal evidence? How can organisations capture, aggregate and manage their skills data in an automated way? How can they bring to light underutilised dark data’ hiding in their existing systems? And how can they align learner performance data to industry recognised definitions and frameworks? This whitepaper details the what, how and why education providers of all types can participate fully in the burgeoning Skills Economy and prepare their learners for the future world of work.

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Edalex announces launch of openRSD Rich Skill Descriptors (RSD) library with global access

Edalex announces launch of openRSD Rich Skill Descriptors (RSD) library with global access

Edalex, the EdTech company that unleashes the power of skills data, digital assets, and personal credentials, announces the creation and general availability of openRSD, an open library for the storage of Rich Skill Descriptors (RSDs). In establishing openRSD, Edalex is able to utilise its open source technology stack to promote RSD use by creating locally- and globally-relevant libraries of RSDs that are open to all contributors and consumers of RSDs. At launch, openRSD contains RSDs created by organisations in the US as well as Australia, with additional RSDs under development.

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