• Gartners: Top 5 Cool Education Vendors 2014

    Watch Degreed as a potentially disruptive innovation that provides legitimatization, microcredentialing and learning pathways in support of digital learning moments.

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  • The Wall Street Journal: Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?

    There are a growing number of related ventures that present users with more choice in the market for online learning. Degreed, which launched in January 2013, aims to track and measure all types of learning, such as degrees, conferences and magazine subscriptions, and create one score, similar to a credit score.

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  • Harvard Business Review: The Degree Is Doomed

    Higher education, is in the midst of dramatic, disruptive change. It is, to use the language of innovation theorists and practitioners, being unbundled. And with that unbundling, the traditional credential is rapidly losing relevance.

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  • Getting Smart: Jail Breaking the College Degree

    Degreed.com is a new web app that feeds right into to what our Generation Zers will be looking for as they leave the world of formal education and transition into finding a career. The job market revolution has transformed the types of careers available as well as the skill set needed to land them, and a four-year college degree doesn't always perfectly align.

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  • Philly.com: More than a resume: These websites showcase your talent

    Websites such as Degreed.com provide a complete view of the courses someone has completed, their professional credentials, samples of their work, and even the books they've read recently.

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  • Gigaom: Microsoft joins Degreed's crusade to "jailbreak the degree"

    As the conversation around online education increasingly turns toward credentialing, Microsoft Virtual Academy is partnering with startup Degreed to recognize those who complete their online training programs.

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  • Gigaom: LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction"

    LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman wants upgrade the college diploma, but he's not the only one thinking of new ways to approach credentialing.

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  • Fortune: Degreed wants to make online courses count

    "The only language we have to communicate our educational accomplishments to each other is all baked into the formal degree," says David Blake, co-founder of San Francisco-based startup Degreed, which bills itself as "The New Degree for the New World." But a certificate you received in your early twenties isn't necessarily the best indicator of what you actually know.

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  • Information Week: From Jobs Movie To Jobs Case Study

    Ashton Kutcher playing the billionaire dropout gives Degreed an opportunity to showcase educational achievements that take place outside the classroom.

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  • AlleyWatch: Degreed — The Hottest EdTech Startup in NYC Today

    As educational opportunities explode with new online learning options, San Francisco-based Degreed wants to rethink what it means to earn credit. The startup, which aims to "jailbreak" the degree, provides an online service that tracks, scores and validates all of a user's educational experiences. Get credit for your education—all of it.

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  • Inc.: Kaplan and TechStars Announce Education-Focused Accelerator

    Since learning does not stop with a college degree, Degreed has come up with a system to validate your lifelong education. Users can input their learning from accredited and non–accredited sources and build their overall degree score through credit hours and mastery levels.

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  • Gigaom: Meet the first startups in Kaplan's TechStars-powered ed tech accelerator

    Degreed will be participating in the inaugural cohort of the Kaplan TechStars EdTech Accelerator in New York City. "The new classes in the Kaplan EdTech program run the gamut from an online learning program for military veterans to a startup aiming to "jailbreak" the college degree."

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  • Delta Sky Mag: The New Classroom

    Found in thousands of airplanes across the globe, Degreed was recently mentioned in the Delta Sky Mag in a conversation about the bright spots in the future of education. "[Education] needs to encourage nonacademic options such as Degreed, UnCollege and Codecademy, in addition to formal, degreed schooling"

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  • Chronicle: College Graduates Deserve Much More Than Transcripts

    Kevin Carey recently wrote of the need for better data to improve student outcomes and to promote lifelong learning. "People don't stop learning the day they graduate from college. Their credentials of learning shouldn't stop, either. [...] Degreed, a technology company based in San Francisco, uses algorithms to standardize and score different kinds of higher-education information, including where people went to college and their degree programs."

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  • Harvard Tech Review: Interview with David Blake - The Future of the Degree

    The Harvard College Tech Review recently featured Degreed Founder David Blake in an interview on the future of education. "Degreed allows you to build on the foundation of your Harvard diploma–to signal better detail around your Harvard experience, capture the things you learned outside of your formal experience, and to continue having your learning validated once you graduate."

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  • TechCrunch: Degreed Wants To Jailbreak The College Degree

    Techcrunch writer Rip Empson recently wrote "One new San Francisco startup, Degreed, is on a mission to "jailbreak the degree" and give learners a new form of academic credentialing. The startup's free service scores and validates a host of different learning inputs, whether they be from formal institutions, like the University of California, or informal platforms like Khan, Lynda.com, iTunesU, Coursera and so on."

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  • GigaOm: Degreed Reimagines the "Digital Diploma"

    Gigaom recently featured Degreed's "Jailbreaking the Degree" campaign and wrote, "Degreed provides an online service that tracks, scores and validates all of a user's educational experiences — from formal degree programs at universities like Harvard to non–accredited courses from online sources like iTunesU and Coursera. On Thursday, the company launched a crowd–funding campaign on its site to raise $100,000 by mid–December and by the end of the first day it had already reached $15,000."

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  • EducationDive: The death of degrees? 9 alternative credentialing approaches

    EducationDive writes, "If you've taken a few courses at a traditional university, but you also have a few MOOCs under your belt, Degreed will provide you with an overall score, as well as scores for each academic discipline, based on your total academic experience."

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  • TechCrunch: Jailbreaking the Degree

    Degreed Co-founder, David Blake, published in TechCrunch on 'Jailbreaking the Degree': "Education isn't all-or-nothing. College and its primary credential, the degree, needn't be either. The benefit of modern, online education is that the burden of logistics and infrastructure are greatly reduced, allowing for the potential of a fluid, lifelong education model. The problem, to date, is that formal, online education is still being packaged in all-or-nothing degree programs.'"

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  • Degreed Wins the Digital Media and Learning Competition

    Degreed has been chosen as a $150,000 grant winner of the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Competition supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Degreed has partnered with The Manufacturing Institute, Brigham Young University, SkillsUSA and Project Lead the Way, to build the National Manufacturing Badges System, designed to recognize and credential critical manufacturing skills learned outside of educational institutions.

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  • Columbia University's New Learning Times: Degreed

    Columbia's New Learning Times recently featured Degreed when they wrote, "Degreed is an online service that tallies up learning, whether through traditional schools or online courses, and gives the user a full breakdown of what they have learned from wherever they've learned it. Degreed's mission is to allow users to get validation for all of their learning experiences, online or offline, so that users can have more professional and educational opportunities."

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  • Jailbreaking My Transcript: Hands on with Degreed

    EdTech writer Audrey Waters documents her first hand experience as a degreed beta tester working to "jailbreak her transcript". She states, "Degreed is addressing a particularly important issue at a particularly important time: the cost of obtaining a college degree is skyrocketing just as having a college degree become more important. [...] Degreed wants to offer a different way to get "credit" for what you've learned."

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  • White House: Education Datapalooza

    The White House and the U.S. Department of Education have invited Degreed to present on its work with Mozilla Badges in partnership with the Manufacturing Institute at the Education Datapalooza, which is "highlighting innovators and entrepreneurs who are using freely available data to build products, services, and apps with the potential to advance educational achievement."

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  • Washington Monthly: The Siege of Academe

  • Business Insider: These Two Charts Prove A College Education Just Isn't Worth The Money Anymore

    Business Insider recently featured Degreed in an article about the future of education and the diminishing returns to a traditional college education. "We have now reached a tipping point. The ROI of education has diminished for all and become negative for many. We have lost the ubiquitous positive financial return on education... With the advent of new ways to learn, a new form of credentialing is emerging."

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  • Edutopia: Why Open Education Matters

    Edutopia highlights Degreed's entry in the Department of Education's Why Open Education Matters video competition. "Education is fundamentally about sharing. OER are so critically important because they unlock the full technological power of the internet. Everything the internet enables, OER allows. With OER, for the first time in history mankind has the potential to truly democratize access to education."

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  • Huffington Post: Online Dating v. Online Education

    The Huffington Post recently featured an article by Degreed Co-founder, David Blake, about the maturation of online education into a mainstream option for even the most academically qualified individuals. "The most eligible bachelors are making their way online. Harvard and MITx recently announced edX, a joint venture to bring their courses online. And education credentials are evolving to keep pace with this burgeoning world of open, online education."

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  • Degreed Chosen as a Finalist in the Milken-PennGSE Education Competition

    Degree has been chosen as a finalist at the 2012 Milken-PennGSE Education Business Plan Competition: "Judged by a panel of industry leaders, the competition finals will be held June 19th on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and will feature the best and most promising new ventures our field has to offer. Competing against over 200 applicants from more than 20 different countries, these eleven finalists have risen to the top.

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  • The New York Times: Beyond the College Degree

    Degreed Co-founder, David Wiley, featured in the New York Times on the future of the degree: "What's so special about a diploma…the race is on for alternative forms of certification that would be widely accepted by employers. ‘Employers look at degrees because it1s a quick way to evaluate all 300 people who apply for a job. But as soon as there's some other mechanism that can play that role as well as a degree, the jig is up on the monopoly of degrees.‘"

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  • Degreed Chosen as a Finalist in the Oracle iTalent Competition

    The Oracle iTalent Competition is part of the HRO Today Forum & Workforce Congress in Washington, D.C. in cooperation with StartUp America. It focuses on HR, recruiting and talent management technology startups that are creating job growth and helping businesses recruit, hire and develop employees. Degreed was chosen as one of five startups to compete.

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  • Forbes: Making Education Innovation Come to Life

    Michael Horn, Co-founder of the Innosight Institute, linked to Degreed in Forbes. "The disruption of higher education may come from completely outside our current system and obliterate the notion of a 'degree' as we have known it altogether. [I]f edX and others like it create a new ecosystem that, for many, renders a 'degree' as we've known it irrelevant, they may end up solving the spiraling costs of higher education better than those efforts that take direct aim at the problem"

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  • MindShift: Informal Learning vs. the College Degree

    Degreed Co-founder, David Wiley, featured in MindShift on the informal learning and credentials. From the article, “Having some way to highlight other skills, competencies, and experiences is important in setting one potential hire apart from another… As informal learning opportunities grow, gaining employers' recognition and acceptance may well be one of the most important challenges of the coming years.”

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  • Inside Higher Ed: Impossible Yesterday, Accepted Tomorrow?

    Inside Higher Ed highlights Degreed as the venture with the greatest potential to disrupt higher ed: "Things are moving quickly in higher ed. Ideas that seemed impossible in January are suddenly possible — making it exciting to think about which of today's "impossibilities" might exist in the near future. [...] I wonder which new businesses might have the greatest potential for higher ed disruption? From that perspective, one caught my eye, Degreed."

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