Parchment Merges with Credentials Solutions to Take On Transcripts and Certifications

Edsurge

The world of credentials and school transcript providers has gotten smaller after the merger of two companies that facilitate more than 18.5 On Tuesday, the Los Angeles-based private equity firm completed its purchase of Parchment , which becomes the new name of the combined companies.

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

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Department of Education data, out of the thousands of institutions operating online programs, the 100 colleges and universities with the greatest online enrollment accounted for 47 percent of all online students in 2016, up from a 43 percent share in 2012. The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. The key word in that headline isn’t “digital”; it’s “force.” Badges.

Is the college degree outdated?

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The credentials come from many sources: traditional universities, online platforms like edX, trade organizations like the American Hotel and Lodging Institute and companies like Jiffy Lube and IBM. Adam Braun started the company as “an alternative for those looking for more career focus.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The administration said it will phase out the program, which was established by President Obama in 2012, after a six-month period to give Congress a chance to act on legislation that could restore the program.” Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.”