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21st-Century Skills - What They Are and Why They’re Important

21st-Century Skills – What They Are and Why They’re Important

We often hear the term, “21st-century skills.” However, it is not often clear exactly what that means and how it relates to things like employability, education, and hiring. As old jobs fall victim to automation and advancing technology, the need for transferrable skills and new knowledge and competencies has increased. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide, we examine the workplace needs of the global economy, 21st-century terms and definitions, what skills are important and how are they are taught and assessed.

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Edalex Video Interview - Future Proofing Educational Strategies in the Era of CBE GenAI and Qualifications Beyond Degrees - Kate Valenti from Unicon. Inc

Future-Proofing Educational Strategies in the Era of CBE, GenAI, and Qualifications Beyond Degrees

Dan McFadyen, Managing Director of Edalex and Kate Valenti, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Unicon Inc. explore the evolving education landscape as they delve into key aspects of Competency-Based Education (CBE), the integration of General Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), and the redefinition of qualifications beyond traditional degrees. The conversation is divided into 6 thought-provoking chapters, each shedding light on different aspects of their covered topics.

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Credentialate Guides - Tech Enablement of Next Generation Learning

Tech Enablement of Next-Generation Learning

There is an ongoing transformation of education towards a skills-focused and tech-enabled educational model. The learning community is shifting away from traditional four-year degrees, with major tech companies no longer requiring them and instead emphasising skills. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide, we ask – What is the Next-Generation Learning likely to look like? What are the challenges and opportunities associated with shifting to skills-based education? How can technology, such as digital credentials, be leveraged to create a more robust and accessible system for documenting and verifying skills and competencies? What role do community colleges, vocational education, and emerging technologies like AI play in the evolving education landscape.

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How to Get Skills From Your Curriculum to a Digital Wallet

How to Get Skills From Your Curriculum to a Digital Wallet

Making the shift to skills starts with a process that many find challenging: surfacing skills that are actually taught and learned through existing courses, and making them visible to educators, learners, and employers. For that to happen we need to move from conceptual discussions to the realm of practical application.

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Research Whitepaper: Digital Micro-Credential Efficacy and Impact on Learner Confidence

Research Whitepaper: Digital Micro-Credential Efficacy and Impact on Learner Confidence

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.

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Skills Meet-Up Discussion Paper: Towards A Roadmap For The Emerging Skills Ecosystem In Australia

Skills Meet-Up Discussion Paper: Towards A Roadmap For The Emerging Skills Ecosystem In Australia

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.

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Edalex and The Bean Centre release Skills Meet-Up Discussion Paper: Towards a Roadmap for the Emerging Skills Ecosystem in Australia

Edalex and The Bean Centre release Skills Meet-Up Discussion Paper: Towards a Roadmap for the Emerging Skills Ecosystem in Australia

Edalex, the EdTech company powering your single source of truth for skills and learning data, and The Bean Centre, the company on a mission to create a future that works, announce the release of a discussion paper that presents the key themes and discussion points from skills leaders and practitioners and provides recommendations to four stakeholder groups. The paper summarises the findings from a series of Skills Meet-ups that enabled participants to build cross-sector connections, hear from policymakers and explore practical avenues to closing the skills gap in Australia.

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