As we focus our Lens on Educators in the latest arc of our Stakeholders in the Modern Credential Marketplace series, the real story is the interaction between educators and learners. Because it is the learners who will take the skills and knowledge transferred to them through education out into the world, where they will need to do something with them.
In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Jeffrey Lehrer, National RTO Compliance Manager from Scouts Australia, discuss the challenges and opportunities around aligning non-formal learning to formal learning pathways for both their youth members and adult volunteers. They also discuss what youth organisations globally are doing to help participants gain recognition of transferable skills learnt through their programs, to be used as credits towards getting into the course they want or when looking for work.
Leading Australian edtech company Edalex has partnered with Queensland’s largest and most experienced Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider, TAFE Queensland, and is offering people an exciting range of micro-credentials designed to deliver industry and skills-aligned training to fill skills gaps in the areas of new technologies, digital and enterprise skills.
Edalex, the edTech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement, today announced the launch of a suite of revolutionary Skills-First Evidence Alignment tools, available globally for the first time through their Credentialate platform.
Edalex, the edtech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement, today announced the final formation of its inaugural Credentialate Advisory Group, a strategic panel of thought leaders focused on bridging the gap between education and the world of work.
Survey reveals employability driving future learning – but only 1 in 3 can differentiate their skills
A new survey by leading edtech company, Edalex, reveals that while the majority of learners would choose skills-based or alternative credentials for future learning, only a third of college graduates felt well prepared in differentiating their skills. This reinforces the imperative for personalised evidence of skills, with close to half of the respondents valuing such evidence – higher than the percentage who have actually received digital badges.
Edalex commissioned a market research survey of over 1,000 college graduates based in the United States regarding their employability outcomes, their future plans for education and their knowledge and understanding of the modern credential marketplace – the inaugural Lens on Learners: 2021 Employability Outcomes Survey.
In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University have a wide-ranging discussion on the European approach to micro-credentials. Their discussion explores the mindset that education is a ‘public good’ in Europe, how micro-credentials support lifelong learning in that setting and his experiences in helping to establish a whole-of-Europe framework.
As we turn our Lens on Learners, we want to look at the different types of learners in today’s space, define who they are and also work to understand their needs and how micro-credentials and digital badging can help them. Let’s look at the learners with the most urgent need for retraining or additional education – those learners who are underemployed, unemployed, or have been displaced from their careers by either technological advances or other factors.
What does the word ‘learner’ mean to you today – and compared to 5 years ago? What about in 5 years from now? As the world of work has changed, so learners too – significantly in some respects. In our new blog series, Lens on Learners, we’ll take a deep dive into what learners look like today, what their needs are now and in the future and how the modern credential marketplace is meeting the needs of the new global economy.