There is a lot of activity around the Online Learning, MOOC, Hybrid Learning space in India. A number of leading universities have started their own MOOC’s (IITBX, IIMB) and are offering open access to their content to students.
Learning portfolio platform Pathbrite has raised a $3.7 million Series B led by Cengage Learning with participation of existing investors ACT and Serious Change.
This latest round brings the total funding raised by Pathbrite to $11.7 million. Pathbrite will use the funding to expand its sales and customer care team and plans to offer its platform in other markets including Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
After raising an additional $10 million in March Parchment is now expanding the service beyond delivering and sharing verified credentials, transcripts, certifications and diplomas.
The company now launched a new tool named Parchment College Match that allows students to personalize the application process and discover the colleges most appropriate to them.
Digital transcript and credential platform Parchment raised a $10 million follow-on investment led by global merchant bank The Raine Group with participation of all of Parchment’s existing institutional investors.
This latest round brings the total funding raised by Parchment to $45 million.
Today LinkedIn adds another piece of the puzzle to its user profiles in order to make them the definite online resume with the Direct-to-Profile Certifications pilot program. As you might remember, back in August the professional network opened itself to students and universities, adding the prelude to your professional resume so to speak.
The partnerships that LinkedIn announced today on its company blog will fill in the blanks that currently exist on the lifelong learning and vocational levels. If you now complete a course on Coursera, edX, Udacity, Lynda.com, Pearson, Skillsoft and Udemy you are going to receive an email that lets you add this accomplishment under your certifications category on LinkedIn.