Click here to close now.


News Feed Item

CourseTalk Partners with Parchment to Expand College Opportunities for Students

CourseTalk, the leading search and discovery platform for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses, has announced a partnership with Parchment, a leading technology company whose digital credentials platform makes it easy for people to request, verify and share their educational and professional credentials online. In a unique collaboration, CourseTalk will integrate Parchment’s proprietary college prediction tool, College Chances, into students’ CourseTalk profiles allowing them to immediately weigh their chances of being admitted into their desired colleges and universities.

Since many college-bound students use CourseTalk to explore online courses from top universities, this value-added integration will inform their selection of online classes, and also their application strategy for colleges. For example, a student interested in applying to MIT can explore the class experience through CourseTalk’s ratings and leverage the college predictions tool to determine whether they might be admitted into their desired college. Parchment provides an innovative online solution with their college predictions tool that empowers students to know their chances of college acceptance based on data within their academic scores and records.

“Adding Parchment’s revolutionary College Chances tool is a terrific value that benefits students with an incredibly powerful resource,” said Karen Francis, CEO and Chairman of AcademixDirect, parent company to CourseTalk. “Whether it’s partnering with industry pioneers like Parchment or developing in house features like the most advanced online course search engine, we’re committed to creating the most informative and rewarding online course catalog.”

Today’s announcement marks the first step in a strategic partnership to bring innovative tools to high school students taking online courses and looking to improve their chances of advancing to higher education institutions. In the coming months, Parchment will embed CourseTalk’s leading course catalog on their academic institution profiles so students, parents and advisors can gain a deeper understanding of the variety of education options available at specific academic institutions and have a centralized place where they can store and access important information.

“CourseTalk is another like-minded technology company that focuses on empowering students to realize their education goals,” said Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment. “By integrating Parchment’s novel prediction engine, students can make even more informed decisions and control of their future by determining their best college options early on.”

About CourseTalk

Launched in 2012, CourseTalk is the leading search and discovery platform for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses. Our catalog spans across K-12, postsecondary, and professional development segments and it includes over 17,000 courses from more than 40 course provider platforms and 340 institutions. We connect students from over 210 countries with schools, professors, and resources that will help them to succeed and to find the right course from the right source. The site is also an ideal place for professors to get authentic feedback on their online courses and for universities and course providers to reach learners from around the world. For more information about partnering with CourseTalk, please contact us at [email protected].

About AcademixDirect

As the leading innovator in education marketing, AcademixDirect, is a trusted partner creating tailored solutions to improve university enrollment. AcademixDirect is the parent company to CourseTalk, the world’s most comprehensive catalog of online courses and student-powered reviews. Through utilizing advanced technologies and a focused, customer-centric approach, AcademixDirect cultivates better ways to connect students with the schools and resources that they need to grow and succeed. AcademixDirect has been recognized by LeadsCouncil for three prestigious awards over the last few years voted by its customers including Best in Class Customer Service, Best in Class Conversion and Best in Class Transparency. As a result of this business success the company also achieved Inc. 500 status, Deloitte Fastest Growing Company and Silicon Valley Business Journal Growth awards.

About Parchment

Parchment is a leading technology company allowing learners, educators and employers to request, verify and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities to exchange more than 12 million transcripts and other credentials globally. Founded in 2003, Parchment Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Roseville, CA, Denver, CO, Grand Rapids, MI, Toronto, ON and Washington, DC. Follow Parchment on Twitter and Facebook.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
The revocation of Safe Harbor has radically affected data sovereignty strategy in the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Jeff Miller, Product Management at Cavirin Systems, discussed how to assess these changes across your own cloud strategy, and how you can mitigate risks previously covered under the agreement.
Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry – resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. In his general session at 17th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, broke down what we have to work with, discussed the benefits and pitfalls and how we can best use them ...
Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, discussed the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment proces...
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...