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Edalex Blog Post - Adult Education is Changing and Lifelong Learning is Coming Into Its Own

Adult Education is Changing and Lifelong Learning is Coming Into Its Own

Adult learning transforms from alternative to preferred pathway, embracing skills over degrees. Lifelong learning challenges outdated norms amid declining trust in higher education. What drives this shift? Digital credentials and employer-led programs emerge, but face obstacles in the four-year college system. As industries evolve, rapid reskilling and digital verifiable skills evidence become vital. How can you navigate this educational revolution? Let’s start from community colleges and digital credentialing.

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Edalex's Credentialate Blog Post - Open Skills, Open Credentials, Open Opportunities

Open Skills, Open Credentials, Open Opportunities

The purpose of education in any form can really be boiled down to one thing: opportunities including personal improvement, career advancement, increased income levels, and increased levels of personal satisfaction. Skills-based education, hiring, and even the creation of job listings are the future. What does that opportunity look like?

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Edalex Blog Post: Community Colleges Stacking Credentials as a Bridge to Higher-Education

Community Colleges: Stacking Credentials as a Bridge to Higher Education

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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