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The Saylor Academy and Accredible Partner to Deliver Interactive Portfolio Certificates to Students

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accredible and the Saylor Academy have partnered to issue a new kind of digital portfolio certificate to students upon completion of Saylor.org courses. Accredible's certificates go beyond the standard PDF certificate, showing what a student has learned by embedding evidence and insights into a clear format optimized for glancability.

Accredible is known for promoting the credibility of online learning with portfolio based solutions, a learning community based blog, and Course Finder. "I've been a long-time admirer of the Saylor Academy, who are known for their innovation in online learning, the credibility they bring to the space, and the quality of their learning resources" said Danny King, CEO, Accredible. "We are excited to support the Saylor Academy in their efforts to make their students' learning even more visible and credible through our certificates."

An example certificate can be found at https://credential.net/10002476

"Not everyone is looking for a degree, but so many are looking for a mark of learning and experience that will carry weight with employers, clients, and schools. Hard-working individuals -- and it is hard work, without question -- are doing much to learn and advocate for themselves and are acquiring all kinds of evidence along the way. Accredible is a meaningful way to connect and articulate those learning experiences." said Nathan Thompson, Education Project Coordinator. "Just as we at Saylor Academy sought to create curated learning experiences to enable students avoid 'drinking from the firehose of the internet' and get the learning they want and need, Accredible enables student to self-curate the spectrum of their learning experiences, which would include so much more than just Saylor Academy." The Saylor Academy is a non-profit provider of free online courses.

About Accredible





Founded in 2012 and backed by Kapor Capital, the Social + Capital Partnership & Kima Ventures, Accredible is the maker of the next generation Accredible Digital Certificates. Its certificates are known for showcasing learning with credibility. The company's core value is:"It doesn't matter where or how you learned something; if you've learned it, you can demonstrate your credibility with Accredible." For more information about Accredible, visit https://www.accredible.com.

About Saylor Academy

The Saylor Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that empowers learners to set their own education goals, achieve mastery, and earn twenty-first century credentials within a rich network of peers, educators, and partners. Students engage with expertly curated learning objects aligned to robust outcomes and assessments. The Academy is committed to advancing creative models of higher education that champion access and encourage students to own their education. For more information on the Saylor Academy, visit www.saylor.org.

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CONTACT: Danny King, CEO Accredible 800 West El Camino Real, Suite 180 Mountain View, CA, USA 94040 Email: press@accredible.com Sean Connor Saylor Academy 2200 Wilson Boulevard Suite 850 Arlington, VA 22201 Email: press@saylor.org

Source:The Saylor Foundation