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When Considering Innovative Learning Strategies, Don’t Forget About Digital Credentials

People have tried to revolutionize the field of education for centuries. Even within the past decade, several entrepreneurs launched new education models with the idea of revitalizing the current school system, often using derivatives of Montessori methods to help students direct their own education. Many of these models lack the typical markers of normal schools – … Keep Reading

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Sending Admissions Documents to Parchment Receivers

If you’re someone who helps to facilitate the delivery of academic records during pivotal times in students’ lives, it is of utmost importance to have clarity about admissions office preferences and how they affect record processing through Parchment. Undergraduate and graduate admissions offices continually make decisions about their processes and document delivery preferences. The decision … Keep Reading

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Using Digital Diplomas to Set Online Degree Programs Up for Success

Online degree programs open the possibility of a college education to a wider pool of students, which is why schools have pushed them heavily in recent years. After all, online courses allow professionals to earn an advanced degree without sacrificing their careers. That ability to work while enrolled means younger students, who may not have … Keep Reading

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Using Career Development as a Retention Tool

Unless your idol is Dwight from “The Office,” chances are you don’t want to get stuck in a dead-end job for the rest of your life. Millennials are the same way, and that’s one of the reasons they have a job-hopping reputation. According to Gallup research, the ability to learn and grow is their top … Keep Reading

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Celebrating Parchment’s First Annual Awards of Excellence!

So many Parchment members are pushing the envelope, doing new projects and revolutionizing their offices. It’s time to shine a light on those who are making a difference. That’s why we established Parchment Awards of Excellence to recognize those innovators in our community for the work they’re doing in education. Peer nominated, peer-selected, those chosen … Keep Reading

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We’re Less Than 1 Month from National College Decision Day; Are Your High School Students Prepared?

The waiting comes to an end on May 1: National College Decision Day. For most schools, this is the last day high school seniors can submit their initial payments in order to enroll in the upcoming fall semester. Are your students ready? We all hope so, but many may still be undecided, while others are fretting … Keep Reading

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How Sharing Verified Credentials Helps Your Learners Compete For Jobs On Social Media

Social media is quickly becoming one of the top tools of choice for hiring managers looking to connect with job seekers. According to a report from the Society of Human Resource Management, a whopping 84 percent of employers use websites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to find and attract candidates – up from a mere 56 percent … Keep Reading

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Preparing K-12 Students For Future Opportunities

Theoretically, the available options for secondary school graduates are the same as they’ve ever been. Students have the choice of going to college or entering the workforce. In reality, however, the steps involved have become much more complicated. Businesses want more skilled workers, and schools want more robust students. Both institutions ask for proof that … Keep Reading

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[Infographic] Student Survey On Their Digital Diploma Experience

Digital credentials are the tools of the future, and Parchment is leading the way. Our online diplomas are delighting students and helping them find success – whether that’s getting the job of their dreams or heading to grad school. Since 2003, Parchment has handled over 36 million requests from nearly 8.7 million learners looking to … Keep Reading

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3 Quick Ways To Personalize Employee Development Efforts

What drives a business? The product and mission are certainly important, but it’s employees who make the wheels turn. That’s why, in a world where companies compete fiercely to attract and retain top talent, understanding what employees want from their employer is incredibly crucial. Do you know what your employees want? If they’re like most, then … Keep Reading

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