Tag Archives: Credentials

Degreed, CodeFights Ready Alternative Credentials To Rival Diplomas

Two San Francisco educational technology startups that don’t offer classes, MOOCs, or other online coursework are nevertheless preparing to issue credentials that, like a college degree, may help learners land a job. Degreed and CodeFights are among the companies adding new twists to the ecosystem of alternative credentials, which are proliferating as the edtech sector […]

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$1B Lumina Foundation Backs New Education Credentials Framework

Advocates of online education say it can provide learning opportunities as good as college coursework, but at a much lower cost. The broad offerings of edtech companies now range from foreign language instruction to history lessons to computer programming. What non-traditional education providers have always needed, though, is the ability to award their students a […]

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Edtech Startup Credly Raises $2.5M Seed Round From VCs, Lumina Foundation

Credly, a New York edtech company that manages digital credentials for learned skills, said today it raised $2.5 million in a seed financing round led by venture firms University Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners. Credly allows universities, employers, licensing agencies, and other organizations to create electronic badges that represent anything from an earned college […]

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Salesforce Offers Free Online Training On Its Software To Fill Hiring Pools

As online courses and programming boot camps add new options for jobseekers trying to upgrade their skills, employers are also starting to shape the educational landscape as they step into new roles. Some companies such as Intuit have helped to design the curriculum for edtech outfits like Udacity, while others such as Microsoft, Cisco and […]

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Cengage Snaps Up ePortfolio Tool from SF Startup Pathbrite

In a continuing drive to assemble a comprehensive suite of online learning tools for schools, Boston-based edtech company Cengage Learning is adding San Francisco-based startup Pathbrite’s student portfolio feature to its repertoire of acquisitions. Pathbrite’s product, the Portfolio Learning Platform, allows students to store their completed course assignments, such as essays, artwork, and videos, in […]

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New VC-Backed School Joins Ranks of SF’s Indie Coding Skills Shops

San Francisco hosts so many freestanding computer programming schools and code bootcamps now that it’s hard to keep track of them all. But make room for another one. A trio of alumni from France’s European Institute of Technology is launching the new Holberton School in a 4,000-square-foot space on Battery Street, and they’re offering free […]

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