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National Student Clearinghouse and Paradigm, Inc. to Provide Students and Institutions a Secure, Portable, Certified eDiploma

Organizations Align to Fight Credential Fraud, an Estimated $2 Billion Worldwide Market HERNDON, VA—(March 26, 2018)–The National Student Clearinghouse® and Paradigm, Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., announced today a strategic alliance to provide students the CeDiploma® — a digitally signed electronic diploma, which is validated at the domains of universities and colleges. The CeDiploma provides…

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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

CIO Applications, March 12, 2018 Higher education strives to achieve Amazon’s mastery of customer data gathering and use of predictive analytics. Colleges and universities must be aware of and address the challenges of privacy and security as well as the benefits that come with access to so much personal information about students. Read the op-ed…

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New UT-Austin Online Tool Will Decrease Time to Degree

The University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 15, 2018 With a $500,000 grant from Greater Texas Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin will develop a new online tool allowing students across Texas and the nation to better understand how to transfer college credits between institutions. The tool will help solve a frustrating challenge currently…

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The emerging future of higher ed credentials

University Business, Nov. 24, 2017 So, how do we get to the next level, where schools can recognize and accept for-credit microcredentials and learning experiences? The Lumina Foundation has been pursuing this goal through the Connecting Credentials effort, which launched in 2015 (connectingcredentials.org). This framework laid the foundation for defining competencies in structured sets leading…

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Four Lessons Learned from the National Connecting Credentials Campaign

Several red flags were signaling danger in the U.S. marketplace of credentials in 2013. Long-standing credentials (degrees) were being joined by rapidly growing use of newer entrants (e.g., certificates, industry certifications, digital badges). College and university transcripts were not presenting a full picture of learning behind credentials to enable students to communicate all they’d learned…

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Agencies Need to Get Savvy About Low-Cost Program Evaluation

Government Executive, March 28, 2017 Tracking student outcomes through and after post-secondary education allows agencies and organizations to generate reliable evidence about how well their programs work and whether the results justify the costs. By embedding an evaluation into an existing program and using existing data through the National Student Clearinghouse, the researchers were able…

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Tennessee High Schools and Higher Education Institutions Can Now Send Electronic Transcripts to Each Other

National Student Clearinghouse Creates Statewide Electronic Transcript and Data Service HERNDON, VA, March 7, 2017—All Tennessee high schools are now eligible to send electronic transcript data of current or recent students among all 649 high schools, Tennessee’s higher education institutions, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) for Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, by joining the new…

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Future of credential evaluation – Digital data, networks

University World News, September 2, 2016 With nearly five million study abroad students worldwide and millions of refugees escaping conflict or in search of a better life, international credential evaluation has never been more important, says evaluation expert Margaret Wenger. Today digital data is transforming the field, speeding up evaluation and supporting student mobility –…

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Credentials fraud now a global threat for universities

University World News, June 6, 2016 “One of the big fears that schools have about jumping into the international arena is that they really are worried about the fraud,” Rick Torres, president of the National Student Clearinghouse, said in a phone conversation with University World News. The non-profit organisation handles more than 750 million requests…

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