Here's a fun exercise: Put yourself in the mindset of students who want to order their credentials: ie. transcripts and diplomas, online, possibly to send to college or an employer. Head to your school's homepage, then navigate to the part of the site ...

 

Make Parchment a Priority for Your Web and Marketing Teams

Here’s a fun exercise: Put yourself in the mindset of students who want to order their credentials: ie. transcripts and diplomas, online, possibly to send to college or an employer. Head to your school’s homepage, then navigate to the part of the site where you can order transcripts.

Was it easy? If so, congratulations! Your school knows how important digital transcripts are and makes them easy for students to order. If you struggled, don’t worry.

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Using Digital Credentials to Make Your Mark as a Thought Leader Amongst Employers

Think of some of the world’s biggest digital companies: Google, Cisco, Red Hat, even Hubspot. They’re all pioneers within their specific industries –  thought leaders that constantly impart new insights and strategies on their audiences. Yet, these companies have something else in common – something many people don’t think of when the term “thought leadership” comes to mind. They each have their own training or certification programs.

The benefits of these programs are twofold.

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The Right to Student Records – Understanding FERPA & Dual-Enrollment Programs

Between Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (a law responsible for all of the updated privacy policy notifications you’ve gotten lately), data privacy has been all over the news these past few months. While the concept of privacy seems simple, it always turns out to be complicated, especially when it comes to students. Who has the right to their educational records – individual students? Their parents? The schools? The answers to these questions dictate who is and isn’t allow to disclose such information to third parties, which is vital to know considering the importance of student transcripts in college decisions.

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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 – namely homework, grades and standard curriculums. 

These schools – which include Acton Academy, Heroes Academy, QuantumCamp, Ad Astra and others – vary in their specific approaches but often have similar methods.

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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 around electronic versus paper delivery not only affects applicants from the thousands of high schools that use Parchment Send, and many other document delivery services that deliver to admissions offices through Parchment Receive.

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