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Pathbrite, a next-generation education portfolio platform company, today announced a partnership with Parchment, an education credentials technology company with over 8,300 secondary and postsecondary members. The partnership creates an integrated solution enabling students – both secondary and post-secondary – and alumni to receive portable copies of secure and authenticated transcripts and diplomas in academic and professional Pathbrite portfolios.
Registrars at educational institutions will maintain full control of official transcripts and diplomas, while gaining the ability to fulfill requests from students to showcase their achievements in Pathbrite portfolios.
Pathbrite is the first Portfolio Learning Platform capable of receiving official academic transcripts and credentials such as diplomas through Parchment. Students can now receive and own secure, authenticated electronic copies of their transcripts via Parchment in their personal Pathbrite portfolios. This enables users to showcase transcripts alongside any other digital content–research papers, PDF’s, audio files, YouTube and Vimeo videos, LinkedIn recommendations, Google Docs and Khan Academy badges—that serves as evidence of achievements.
Pathbrite’s showcasing features enable students and alumni to present a holistic view of their skills and achievements as they apply to colleges and universities, or for job opportunities upon graduation.
“We are excited to partner with Parchment and applaud their commitment to enable students to own their own student information, data and academic records,” said Heather Hiles, founder and CEO of Pathbrite. “Our partnership will provide millions of students and alumni the ability to share authenticated credentials and enable thousands of institutions and employers to get a three-dimensional view into all of an individual’s accomplishments.”
“Pathbrite Portfolios pave the way for learners to use technology to demonstrate the full scope of their skills and accomplishments and to use that information to continually improve learning and career outcomes. Pathbrite shares our vision of supporting both institutions and students to improve educational access, attainment and career opportunities, and we are delighted to partner with them,” said Matthew Pittinsky, CEO at Parchment.
Pathbrite, headquartered in San Francisco, is a next-generation education portfolio platform company that is changing the way people learn, teach and assess at schools, colleges and universities across the U.S. Educators, employers and lifelong learners use the Pathbrite Portfolio Learning Platform to improve learning and development outcomes; increase course-passing rates; enhance career development and placement rates; and enable competency-based learning and peer collaboration. For more information, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog.
Parchment is the leader in education credentials technology, allowing learners, educators and employers to collect, analyze, use and share credentials in simple and secure ways. More than 3 million people and 8,300 schools and universities have used Parchment to exchange more than 10 million transcripts and other credentials. Founded in 2003, Parchment Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Roseville, CA, Denver, CO, Grand Rapids, MI and Washington, DC.
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