Degreed launches crowdfunding campaign for reimagined ‘digital diploma’

San Francisco startup Degreed is challenging the traditional college diploma with an online service that tracks and scores educational achievements from established institutions as well as new online learning platforms. Ahead of a public launch in 2013, Degreed this week began a crowd funding campaign.

Digital learning platform BenchPrep adds new publishers, doubles courses

BenchPrep, a Chicago-based startup providing interactive test prep courses, is adding several new publishing partners, including Pearson Education, Inc.,O’Reilly Media, Inc., Microsoft Press. The new partnerships put the company on track to offer 200 courses by the end of September, up from 120.