Press Release: ACKTEC announces partnership with Accredify to authenticate accredited courses on learning platform
SINGAPORE, 16 June 2021 – Edtech startup ACKTEC has announced that it is partnering with Accredify — a Singapore-based firm which helps companies create, issue and verify digital credentials. Under this partnership, Accredify will help to provide authentication for accredited courses held on ACKTEC’s online learning platform.
Even as the labor crunch in Singapore is forcing workers to seek out courses to reskill and upskill, the rising instances of degree fraud and degree mills have left both employers and knowledge-seeking employees in a quandary.
“With the digital learning economy picking up speed, the number of online courses available will grow — but not all of them are legitimate. As a platform provider, ACKTEC has a crucial responsibility in the educational ecosystem to safeguard learners using our platforms and their prospective employees from fraud, as well as to protect the reputations of our partner education providers,” shared Rayvan Ho, CEO of ACKTEC.
With its integration into ACKTEC’s learning platform, Accredify ensures that credentialled courses on the ACKTEC platform are tamper proof and verifiable — protecting students, employers and education providers from fraud. Students have the assurance that their certificates will be recognised as legitimate, while employers will be easily able to verify authenticity, even with third-party verifiers. These individualised digital certificates can be prepared and issued at the click of a button, allowing students and education providers to focus on what is most important: teaching and learning.
“Our partnership with ACKTEC underscores the important role that platform providers play in the larger educational framework. This collaboration will support the growing network of education providers in Singapore and the rest of the world by offering a solution to digitalise their administrative processes whilst providing assurance to students, institutions, and employers. We are proud to be working with ACKTEC to build a more robust and trustworthy educational ecosystem, beginning with Singapore,” said Quah Zheng Wei, Co-founder and CEO of Accredify.
The programme is currently being rolled out in Singapore, beginning with courses provided by ITEES and UnUsUaL Productions, and with plans for expansion overseas in the future.
About ACKTEC Technologies
ACKTEC Technologies is a fast-growing global edtech company focused on innovation in the field of immersive learning. Founded in 2016, ACKTEC has grown rapidly to serve over 705,000 active users across 16 countries on its ACKTEC Learn platform. Its flagship artificial intelligence (AI) smart learning platform, ACKTEC Learn, delivers personalized, adaptive learning experiences with AI virtual assistance and 360 AI predictive analytics.
Founded in 2019, Accredify is pioneering the adoption of verifiable data by providing organisations with an end-to-end solution to create and issue verifiable documents. With a presence in more than eight markets globally, documents issued by Accredify have been verified close to 6 million times. With a dedicated team that embraces the highest standards of customer service, security, legal compliance, Accredify’s objective is to be the trusted solution for managing and verifying documents anywhere and anytime.
SYNC PR on behalf of ACKTEC