1EdTech Consortium Announces Digital Credentials Summit Featuring Growth of Higher Education Workforce Collaboration

The 1EdTech Talent Continuum Brings Together Educators and Employers to Extend Groundbreaking Work with Digital Credentials and Workforce Partnerships

LAKE MARY, Florida, 20 December 2019 — 1EdTech Consortium (1EdTech/1EdTech), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing educational technology impact, announced key developments in 1EdTech-community efforts to enhance partnerships between higher education institutions and leading employers. Recent advances from the 1EdTech community in utilizing digital credentials to address the skills-gap, equity, and talent management are the focus of a two-day Digital Credentials Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, February 11-12, 2020.

The 1EdTech Digital Credentials Summit is a cross-sector leadership event focused on new models and ecosystem development. It features exemplars and experts in stimulating lifelong learning innovation. The event is open to all individuals and organizations that will benefit from learning about the latest collaborative work and trends shaping the workforce of tomorrow.

The Summit will feature the 1EdTech Talent Continuum partnership that brings together leading innovators in industry and academia to ensure a seamless, interoperable user experience in an opportunity ecosystem, removing silos between learning organizations and the workforce. Participating organizations include IBM, Pearson, Stanley Black & Decker, the American Council on Education, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and Education Design Lab.

"The 1EdTech work on digital credentials enables the expansion and acceleration of innovative models that bridge traditional education and lifelong learning," said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, 1EdTech Consortium. “It is gratifying to see the increasing growth of 1EdTech activities across sectors that will have a profound impact on how educators align programs to meet evolving market needs, how employers improve their hiring processes, and how learners advance their educational and career goals.”

For more information on the 1EdTech Digital Credentials Summit 2020 agenda and to register, go to

About 1EdTech Consortium
1EdTech Consortium is a non-profit organization that advances technology to scale and improve educational participation and attainment affordably. 1EdTech members are leading suppliers, higher education institutions, K-12 districts and schools, and government organizations that are enabling better teaching and learning by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. 1EdTech sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, an annual program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the leadership and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.