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.
Edalex rich skill descriptor (RSD) library, openRSD, integrated in new Muzzy Lane release of AI-driven SkillBuild platform
Edalex, the company powering your single source of truth for skills and learning data and Muzzy Lane, a company helping educational institutions and companies identify and deal with the skills gap in the workplace through the use of simulations, announce the integration of openRSD rich skill descriptor (RSD) libraries in Muzzy Lane’s release of their AI-driven SkillBuild platform.
Edalex wins Badging/Credentialing Solution Award and selected as finalist in the Skills Solution category in The EdTech Awards 2023
Edalex, the company powering your single source of truth for skills and learning data, has won the EdTech Badging/Credentialing Solution Award in The EdTech Awards 2023 for Credentialate, its Credential Evidence Platform. Edalex’s openRSD platform was also announced as a finalist in the Skills Solution (a.k.a. 21st-Century Skills) category.
Four-year degrees have seen a marked drop in enrolment and completion rates in recent years. Learners are critically weighing the value of full degrees against typically shorter, less expensive skills-based learning, to quickly develop high-demand workplace skills. The investment in time and money – with no guarantee of work at the end – and the rise of skills-based hiring among employers are some of the key factors contributing to the decline in the perceived value of traditional degrees. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide, we ask – How much has the education landscape changed? What are the factors impacting enrolments? Where are learners going instead? And how can educators bolster the perceived value of degrees by connecting them more directly to work?
Edalex, the EdTech company that unleashes the power of skills data, digital assets, and personal credentials, partnered with the Council for Aid to Education, Inc. (CAE), a non-profit developer of assessments that measure students’ academic and career readiness, earlier this month to host a webinar on the importance of essential skills in preparing students for career success, and the use of micro-credentials to demonstrate proficiency in these areas.
Edalex, the EdTech company that unleashes the power of skills data, digital assets, and personal credentials, announces the creation and general availability of openRSD, an open library for the storage of Rich Skill Descriptors (RSDs). In establishing openRSD, Edalex is able to utilise its open source technology stack to promote RSD use by creating locally- and globally-relevant libraries of RSDs that are open to all contributors and consumers of RSDs. At launch, openRSD contains RSDs created by organisations in the US as well as Australia, with additional RSDs under development.
Edalex announces new Education Design Lab partnership with focus on 21st century skills and personal skills evidence
Edalex, the EdTech company that unleashes the power of skills data, digital assets, and personal credentials, announces an exciting new partnership with Education Design Lab (the Lab). The collaboration focuses on synergies between the Lab’s 21st Century Skills Micro-credentials, Edalex’s Credentialate platform, and expertise from both organisations in mapping and surfacing personalised skills evidence from the curriculum.
All degrees are not created equal, and employers know that. They also know that just because a learner has completed a course of study does not mean they have both the soft and hard skills needed to perform the work in the position they are seeking. In other words, a degree does not equal employability in all cases. In this information-rich Credentialate Guide we explore what employability outcomes learners, educators and employers want.
What’s the difference between employment and employability data? What can employability data tell us about a learner’s job or career prospects? In this information-rich Credentialate Guide we look at the currently available data and what data we could be capturing to give us a better understanding of learner employability, with the ultimate aim of driving graduate employability outcomes.
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.