Community colleges traditionally were created to address the population of learners who pursued two-year degree programs, which often led to transferring into a four-year university degree. However, as global skills gaps have increased, the need to shift from a traditional student demographic and outcome, to one that meets the needs of lifelong learners seeking to re-skill or upskill to stay relevant, has become critical. Lack of funding and infrastructure created challenges for many community colleges seeking to pivot to meet this new demand.
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CBExchange 2023 – Scaling Digital Competency Recognition: Progression Towards Mastery via Personal Evidence Records
4 October 2023 2:40 PM – 3:10 PM ET (5 October 2023 5:40 PM – 6:10 AM AEDT) Duration – 30 Minutes In-Person – Omni Amelia Island Resort, FLorVirtually Skills and competencies progress over time. We know that digital recognition of competencies can aid in making an individual’s competencies visible to the ecosystem, but how do we digitally recognise progression without baking hundreds of badges and then diluting the perceived value?
There’s been a pretty constant and repeated refrain that we need reform and innovation in education to create a more equitable and inclusive learning and employment system. And it’s been believed for about the same amount of time that we will need technology to enable scale, trust and security.
Dan McFadyen, Managing Director at Edalex speaks with Will Stubley, Co-CEO/Co-Founder of Year13, where they delve into the critical issues surrounding education and employment for young people in Australia and across the globe. The conversation is divided into 7 thought-provoking chapters, each shedding light on different aspects of the educational landscape.
Dan McFadyen, Managing Director at Edalex speaks with Dr. Charla Long, President of the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) where they cover various aspects of competency-based education (CBE) and its future impact. Overall, the interview provides insights into the revolutionary nature of CBE and its potential to revolutionise learning for lifelong success.
WEBCAST RECORDING – Powering Skills and Learning Data through Innovative and Meaningful Digital Badging Technologies
1 May 2023 Duration – 50 Minutes Digital Badge Academy 8th Webcast Last month Margo Griffith met with Digital Badge Academy‘s Jim Daniels and David Leaser to talk about improving interoperability and equivalence for digital credentials and open badges – and why you need to understand RSDs!
This Research Whitepaper details the findings of a research study conducted in 2022 over a six-month period, in collaboration with a group of international cross-sector partners, as part of a Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance initiative. The research results show that learners readily embraced the more detailed information included in the credential – such as a detailed description of the credential components, how learners were assessed, and the links out to Rich Skill Descriptors (RSDs) that provided job market context. Credentialate’s Personal Evidence Record gave learners next-level understanding of what they had learnt and how they could apply it in their careers. The research project provided the opportunity to share knowledge and practice across providers and EdTech (Education Technology) organisations and generate new ways of working in the emerging areas of micro-credential and skills ecosystems.
The Skills Meet-Ups were designed to create an avenue for conversation at the grassroots to policy making level. Stakeholders identified the need to share their practical experiences, seek answers from like-minded colleagues and explore the wicked problems around the skills gap and the future of work with those invested in forging change. The information presented in the Skills Meet-Up Discussion Paper is a distillation of those events with some additional elements to provide context and background information.
How to Get Ahead in Higher Ed – Digital Strategies, Skills-Based Learning and Learner-Centricity Key
Dan McFadyen, Managing Director at Edalex speaks with Ryan O’Hare, CEO and Founder of Keypath Education (Australia and Asia-Pacific) where they discuss how to get ahead in Higher Education by challenging assumptions, focusing on digital strategies, embracing skills-based learning, catering to lifelong learners (the new majority) and being learner-centric.
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.