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Credly and Pathbrite Partner to Bring Verified Digital Badges and Credentials to Academic and Professional Portfolios


Learners Easily Add Badges and Achievements to their Portfolios, Giving Educators and Employers a Holistic View of Students and Job Applicants


PathbriteNew York, NY – August 19, 2014 -- Credly, the leading platform for recognizing achievement with digital badges and credentials, today announced a partnership with Pathbrite, the world’s leading Portfolio Learning Platform. The partnership enables learners to easily add badges they earn, share and store on Credly to their academic and professional Pathbrite portfolios.

With Pathbrite’s integration of Credly, learners can display digital badges and credentials with the other important artifacts in their personal portfolio. Pathbrite lets users showcase a holistic view of their skills and achievements by importing evidence from popular web services, such as YouTube and Vimeo videos, LinkedIn recommendations, Google Drive files, Facebook photos, Khan Academy achievements and -- through the new partnership -- Credly badges.

Portfolios are reviewed by instructors as part of an evidence and competency-based approach to learning, as well as by colleges and universities considering candidates for admission and employers evaluating individuals for job opportunities.

With thousands of organizations issuing digital credentials and Open Badges through Credly, learners using Pathbrite now have a wealth of new sources of evidence of achievement they can make visible to those reviewing their portfolios. Credly is used by groups like the New York City Department of Education, Georgia Department of Education, University of Central Florida, University of Alaska, Dallas Museum of Art, EDUCAUSE, Yale University, and the YMCA of Greater New York.

“It’s important that learners and job applicants be able to show the full breadth of their cognition, accomplishment and competency,” said Heather Hiles, founder and CEO of Pathbrite. “We are excited about our partnership with Credly, as it gives users of Pathbrite a simple way to incorporate verified credentials, badges and evidence directly into their portfolios from a large and diverse array of learning channels.”

“Credly and Pathbrite share a common vision of helping people get credit and find new opportunities by making their authentic, real-world achievements more visible,” said Jonathan Finkelstein, founder and CEO of Credly. “Through our integration, the many organizations and individuals using Credly to issue, verify, manage and share credentials and badges now have an easy -- and beautiful -- new way to tell their story and get the accomplishments they value in front of the right people.”

For more information visit the Credly web site at:
https://credly.com/apps/pathbrite

See the Credly blog post about the partnership:
http://blog.credly.com/pathbrite-badges

Create a Pathbrite portfolio and add Credly badges:
https://pathbrite.com/register
Create or edit a portfolio, choose Add Work and select Credly Badges.

About Credly
Credly helps the world recognize lifelong achievement by offering the leading platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital badges and credentials. Groups like the New York City Department of Education, SUNY, Event Leadership Institute, University of Central Florida, Dallas Museum of Art, EDUCAUSE, Training Magazine, Yale University, the YMCA of Greater New York, Smithsonian, NMC and the American Alliance of Museums all use Credly to make achievements visible. Visit Credly.com.

About Pathbrite
Launched in 2012, Pathbrite is the world’s leading Portfolio Learning Platform. Pathbrite currently supports more than 500 schools, colleges, universities, and organizations in the United States. Headquartered in San Francisco, with an increasingly global footprint, Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe. Educators and students at institutions like Fresno State University, Laureate International Universities, Stanford University, and University of Illinois use Pathbrite to enhance learning outcomes, program completion rates and job placement rates of students. For more information, visit Pathbrite.com.

Contact:
John Walber
Credly
john@credly.com
800.841.5890 x805

Diana Ripple
Pathbrite
diana@pathbrite.com
415.766.4505

Learners can easily import all or select badges from Credly into their Pathbrite portfolio. Credly joins other popular places where learners toe evidence of their achievement, such as LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo Khan Academy, and Google Drive.