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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 with Taylor Kendal, President of Learning Economy Foundation - Advancing Towards a Skills-based Marketplace: Revolutionising Skill Verification with Digital Wallets

Towards a Skills-Based Marketplace: Revolutionising Skill Verification with a Digital Wallet

In this interview, Dan McFadyen, Managing Director of Edalex engages with Taylor Kendal, President of Learning Economy Foundation to explore LEF’s initiatives, including LearnCard and the LearnCloud, aiming to revolutionise education and employment record infrastructure through open-source, interoperable systems a.k.a Digital Skill Wallet. Their conversation anticipates a future where individuals have greater control over their learning and employment agenda, fostering socio-economy mobility rebalancing and lifelong learning opportunities, while the LEF’s vision extends to stewarding this infrastructure’s widespread adoption and impact over the next five years and beyond.

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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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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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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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How Personal Evidence Paints the Full Picture for Educators

How Personal Evidence Paints the Full Picture for Educators, Learners and Employers

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.

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