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Welcome to the Edalex Podcast – We are an EdTech whose mission is to surface learning outcomes, digital assets, and the power of individual achievement. Each episode features a thought-provoking conversation with global technology leaders and educators, where we discuss how we can deliver better outcomes for 21st century learners. Visit our website: edalex.com to learn more about us and stay tuned by following us via your podcast app, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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Welcome to the Edalex Podcast – We are an EdTech whose mission is to surface learning outcomes, digital assets, and the power of individual achievement. Each episode features a thought-provoking conversation with global technology leaders and educators, where we discuss how we can deliver better outcomes for 21st century learners. Visit our website: edalex.com to learn more about us and stay tuned by following us via your podcast app, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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English


Episodes
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Inside the Quest to Tame Gen AI to Benefit Education and Society

4/16/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this interview, Dan McFadyen, Managing Director of Edalex, and Julian Ridden, Head of Growth for Australia at Quizizz delve into the role of AI in education. They discuss the potential benefits and risks of AI, emphasising the need for thoughtful integration in educational settings. They also highlight the importance of understanding the risks associated with AI, such as bias and data security. The conversation emphasises the need for caution in AI adoption and the importance of using AI to solve genuine problems in education. Overall, they express optimism about the future of AI, and its ability to enhance human experiences and education, while also acknowledging the need for proactive measures to adapt to technological advancements. 3:18 - Unpacking the Potential of AI in Education and Keeping Up with Rapid Advancements 11:47 - Balancing Mitigated Risk and Reward in Gen AI Integration Strategies 22:17 - Navigating Hidden Risks from Gen AI and its Adoption in Education Settings 30:53 - Harnessing the Power of AI - Overcoming Challenges and Opportunities for Educators 43:46 - How to Ride the AI Wave - Crafting EdTech Solutions That Solve Real Problems 49:28 - AI's Revolutionary Impact on Education and Society in the Future Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:01:01:32

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

2/28/2024
Send us a Text Message. 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. 1:33 – Learning Economy Foundation’s Innovative Path and its LearnCard’s Impacts 7:27 – Transforming Scouts Recognition through the LearnCard’s Digital Wallet Technology 17:44 – Unlocking Education and Employment Opportunities with Digital Wallets and Strategic Partnerships 21:53 – Navigating the Applicability and Impacts of LEF’s Open Digital Wallet Tool – LearnCard 27:55 – Bridging Data Silos through Interoperability – LEF’s Vision for their LearnCloud Initiative 34:11 – LEF’s Vision in Connecting Learning to Work towards the Skills-based Economy Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:44:05

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Future-Proofing Educational Strategies in the Era of CBE, GenAI, and Qualifications Beyond Degrees

12/12/2023
Send us a Text Message. In this interview, 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: 01:13 – Exploring the Landscape of Competency-Based Education: Insights from a Leading EdTech 11:39 – Strategies for Competency-based Education Adoption: Current Infrastructure vs Customised Solutions 15:23 – Embracing the Artificial Intelligence Wave: a Perspective on Integrating GenAI in Educational Institutions 22:21 – Skills-Focused and Beyond Degrees: Rethinking Higher Ed in the Face of Declining Enrolment 31:26 – Innovative Projects with Strategic Partners to Reshape the Future of Education in HE and K-12 35:09 – Building and Sustaining a Successful Culture for a Remote-First Workforce Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:42:46

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Empowering Youth for Future Success by Seamless School-to-Work Transitions and Equitable Education

7/10/2023
Send us a Text Message. In this podcast episode, 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 your 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. 0:00 - Introduction 1:05 - Year13’s Mission - Transforming School-to-Work Transition for Young Australians 5:55 - Exploring Post-School Pathways and Opportunities for Youth 8:58 - Skills and Qualifications to Work Hand-in-Hand to Address Skills Gaps 13:16 - Empowering Learners, Nurturing Skills Recognition and Educational Equity 19:18 - Research Insights - Challenges and Opportunities in Education Decision-Making 25:06 - How US and Australian Systems Can Thrive Through Collaboration and Partnership 30:24 - Year13 Roadmap - Revolutionising Post-School Transitions Through Alignment Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:33:48

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Revolutionising Learning for Lifelong Growth and Success: The Power of Competency-Based Education

6/14/2023
Send us a Text Message. 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. 0:00 - Introduction 5:11 - The Formation of Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN): Missions, Values, and Goals 11:53 - Redefine Learning Outcome Metrics: The Shift from Time-Based to Competency-Based Education 16:42 - A Global Shift towards Competency-Based Education: Unleashing the Potential of Skills and Competencies 25:52- Building a Common Language for Skills: Unlocking Learning Exchange and Global Collaboration 30:52 - Empowering Learners Through Personalised Learning Pathways and Asset-Based Approach to Education 38:06 - C-BEN Vision for the Future of Competency-Based Education as a Nexus of Lifelong Learning Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:45:56

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How to Get Ahead in Higher Ed - Digital Strategies, Skills-Based Learning and Learner-Centricity Key

2/8/2023
Send us a Text Message. 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. Their topics of discussion include: 1:376:0016:3726:2130:0736:4239:28Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:43:13

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Bridging the Gap Between Digital Skills and Employability for the Future of Work

12/11/2022
Send us a Text Message. In this conversation-style interview, Dan McFadyen and Lyndon Blanchard, Chief Operating Officer of the Digital Skills Organisation (DSO), discuss the demand for digital skills supply at both national and global levels and how the DSO is working to enable digital upskilling and reskilling and create a job-ready workforce. Note: This discussion was first published about a year ago as a way of looking back at how far we've come in this fast-moving sector. Their topics of discussion include: 0:35 - The DSO and its Mission to Support a Successful Economy Through Digital Skills 4:24 - The Impacts of Digital Revolution and Its Significant Role in Learning, Upskilling or Reskilling 11:22 - Addressing the Digital Skills Gap With the Cremorne Project 18:21 - How Can Learners/Employees Maximise the ROI from their Education? 24:18 - Personalised Evidence and its Importance to Learner’s Employability in the Digital Era 30:30 - The DSO’s Vision of Digital Skilling in the Near Future Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:37:54

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How Standards and Interoperability Are Enabling Credential Curation, Dynamic Credentials and Learner Agency - Dan McFadyen and Nicholas Robert

10/30/2022
Send us a Text Message. In this conversation-style interview, Dan McFadyen and Nicholas Robert, Co-Founder and CEO of Learning Vault, explore how standards and interoperability are enabling credential curation, dynamic credentials and learner agency. Their topics of discussion include: 01:00 - Learning Vault’s Journey and Mission 03:40 - The Digital Credential and Digital Badging Landscape and Drivers of Future Growth 08:17 - How Wider Awareness of Digital Credentials and Adhering to Standards is Supporting Learner Agency 12:39 - The Critical Elements of Truly Portable, Internationally Verifiable Credentials 17:13 - How Lifelong Skills Recognition and Credential Curation is Becoming the New Hiring Signal 23:58 - How Different Sectors and Organisations Credential the Soft and Domain Specific Skills Mix 28:38 - How QVault Maximised Interoperability and Enabled Dynamic Digital Credential Creation 34:04 - Upcoming Projects - Making Skills Accessible and Meaningful to Empower Learners on a Global Scale Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:40:34

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The European Approach to Micro-Credentials

9/30/2022
Send us a Text Message. 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. Note: This discussion was first published about a year ago as a way of looking back at how far we've come in this fast-moving sector. Their topics of discussion include: 1:077:3812:3216:2822:0724:3030:2936:38Visit Edalex.com to read the full transcript and more resources. Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:40:41

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Using Vision, Collaboration and Technology to Tackle Wicked Skills Challenges

8/30/2022
Send us a Text Message. In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Dr. Naomi Boyer, Executive Director, Digital Transformation at Education Design Lab, explore how we can all use vision, collaboration, and technology enablement to tackle wicked challenges in the skills ecosystem. Their topics of discussion include: 1:575:398:3414:4017:3321:55Visit Edalex.com to read the full transcript and more resources. Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:30:12

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All Learning Counts - Skills Recognition of Non-Formal Learning and Aligning to Formal Learning Pathways

7/21/2022
Send us a Text Message. 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. Their topics of discussion include: Visit Edalex.com to read the full transcript and more resources. Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:39:32

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Authentic Assessment of Critical Skills and Career Readiness - Margo Griffith and Doris Zahner, PhD

6/7/2022
Send us a Text Message. In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Doris Zahner, PhD from the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) discuss authentic assessment of essential skills for career success, such as critical thinking, problem-solving and written communication. Zahner discusses how authentic assessment accurately measures critical skills, the evidence of authentic assessments that is provided to educators and learners and how different institutions use attainment of critical skills data. Their topics of discussion include: 1:333:095:557:018:5510:3314:13Visit Edalex.com to read the full transcript and more resources. Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:18:37

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How Education, Industry, Society and Technology are Converging to Embrace and Empower Alternative Credentials - Dan Mc Fadyen and Martin Bean

5/9/2022
Send us a Text Message. In this conversation style interview, Dan McFadyen and Martin Bean, Founder and CEO of the Bean Centre, explore a how education, industry, society and technology are converging to embrace and empower alternative credentials. Their topics of discussion include: 1:404:4910:2815:0419:4721:3528:28 Visit Edalex.com to read the full transcript and more resources. Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:34:54

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Thoughts, Insights and Recommendations for Rethinking Employability - Margo Griffith and Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver

4/12/2022
Send us a Text Message. In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver discussed Oliver's research, thoughts and insights on rethinking employability after the release of her Whitepaper in late 2020. She also provides further context around her recommendation that education providers focus on 3 factors that signal employability to their learners. Please note: this conversion was first published about a year ago as a way of looking back at how fast we've come in this fast moving sector. Their topics of discussion include: 0:462:466:157:149:2011:2513:3414:1917:1618:15Visit Edalex.com to read the full transcript and more resources. Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:20:30

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A Fresh Take on Ethical and Machine Learning Imperatives to Create Truly Learner-Centric Micro-Credentials - Dan McFadyen and Mark Keough

3/1/2022
Send us a Text Message. In this Edalex Podcast episode, Dan McFadyen and Mark Keough, Chief Executive Officer of Intrinsic Learning, discuss a fresh take on ethical and machine learning imperatives to create truly learner-centric micro-credentials. Their topics of discussion include: 1:387:0511:3517:4021:2030:27Visit Edalex.com to read the full transcript and more resources. Credentials just got personal - Unleash the power of your skills data and personal credentials Credentialate is the world’s first Credential Evidence Platform that helps discover and share evidence of workplace skills. Find out more at: edalex.com/credentialate Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edalex Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edalexsolutions

Duration:00:34:16