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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Personal evidence and the skills they recognise are game changers for learners to earners and those seeking to progress their careers. But the greatest benefit by far, is that they provide a fuller picture to educators, learners and employers, in a way that is transparent, contextualised and relevant. Let’s look at why personal evidence is on the rise and its impacts on the stakeholders of the skills ecosystem.
Edalex announces Credentialate Provisional Evidence Records that recognise progression towards mastery and Personal Evidence Record redesign
Edalex, the EdTech company powering your single source of truth for skills and learning data is excited to announce updates to the design and functionality available in its Credentialate platform: in partnership with Learning Vault, the ability to recognise progression towards mastery through Provisional Evidence Records, and a redesign of their Personal Evidence Record, which includes the introduction of greater labour market context. These enhancements extend the usability of the platform and provide greater value to learners, with the ultimate goal of increasing learner agency and participation within the skills ecosystem.