PR Newswire | August 17, 2020
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today announced a new strategic relationship with Crimson Education. As the world's leading university admissions support company, Crimson Education specializes in helping students get into their dream universities, whether it be for undergraduate or graduate programs. This joint effort is expected to allow both organizations to better provide articles, webinars, and other information for students and their families about best-fit universities, the academic experience, updates in education, and admissions metrics.Over the past three decades, U.S. News has worked to provide students and their families with the most robust data on the education options available to them. This work has expanded to include the data-driven rankings of Best Colleges, Best High Schools, Best Graduate Schools, and more. Through USNews.com, users will be able to access Crimson Education's webinars, eBooks, and other content that will offer unique insights on the college search and application process. Crimson Education will also provide a 10% discount on its services to U.S. News College Compass® subscribers. Crimson Education offers a comprehensive plan for individual students, laying out the steps, and providing access to the tools they need to succeed throughout high school. Students are paired with an expert team based on their personality and learning style. Crimson also works with undergraduate students and young professionals aiming for graduate programs.
EdCast | October 14, 2021
At its 7th Annual Future of Work Summit today, EdCast, the talent experience platform leader, announced an integration with Credly, the digital credentialing leader. The integration will help joint customers leverage digital credentials and weave them seamlessly into their learning and talent development journeys.
With this integration, joint customers of EdCast and Credly will be able to:
Award digital credentials via Credly based on content completion on the EdCast platform
Import the verified digital credentials issued from Credly into their EdCast learning Skills Passport, which acts as a single source of truth about the learner’s upskilling journey
Gain insights about their workforce by analyzing their learners’ skills data and take a data-driven approach to provide the right opportunities to their employees
Allow learners to share Credly badges and certificates to a range of networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, thereby giving greater visibility to the employee and to the business
"Digital credentials provide a foundation for organizations to build a data-driven talent management strategy, based on verified skills," said Jarin Schmidt, Chief Experience Officer of Credly. "As host of the largest, most connected digital credential network, Credly prioritizes accessibility of credential-issuing by way of numerous integrations. This new integration with EdCast further increases our ability to provide clients with a seamless experience in issuing digital badges and helps paint a more complete picture of their workforce."
“We are very excited about this partnership and the enhanced value provided to joint EdCast and Credly customers. With our Credly integration, we are able to bring a world-class digital credential network to the EdCast TXP platform. This integration will provide organizations with valuable and actionable data and insights into how recipients leverage issued badges and credentials.”
Bhaskar Deka, SVP and Global Head of Products & AI at EdCast
EdCast is an award-winning platform for end-to-end employee experience journeys spanning learning, skilling and career mobility. Our customers span G2000 companies to small businesses and government organizations. With EdCast’s platform, our customers are able to attract, develop and retain a high-performance and future-ready workforce. EdCast's offerings include its Talent Experience Platform, Spark for SMBs, EdCast Marketplace and MyGuide Digital Adoption Platform.
Credly is helping the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials. Credly empowers organizations to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent with enterprise-class tools that generate data-driven insights to address skills gaps and highlight opportunities through an unmatched global network of credential issuers.
prnewswire | June 02, 2020
Prodege, a leading online consumer-rewards platform, announced today that it has acquired Upromise, Inc., a leading college education-savings rewards business, from SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae). This acquisition furthers Prodege's mission to "Create Rewarding Moments" for its over 120 million registered members worldwide. Upromise provides unique opportunities for consumers to earn cash-back rewards for spending, shopping, dining out, and other activities, and then automatically deposit those rewards as contributions to any linked 529 Plan education savings account. Those contributions can be invested and will grow tax-free over the years, and then can be withdrawn tax-free for qualified education expenses, including tuition, fees, books and room, and board.