August 23, 2017
Measuring the Unmeasurable with Digital Portfolios premium
There are not many experiences that compare to commencement speeches, not only for students but faculty as well. An undoubted air of hope and expectation fills the room as speakers pass along advice for how to trudge forward in the world outside of college. Using their newly-earned college degree as a stepping-stone for a career […]
July 18, 2017
5 Reasons to Redefine your ePortfolio Strategy premium
The use of ePortfolios in academic settings has proven beneficial for educators, students, and employers alike, but not every ePortfolio strategy lives up to the hype. That’s because ePortfolios have shifted in functionality, ease of use, and integration with other education and learning platforms over time, creating legacy systems that simply don’t get the job […]
July 11, 2017
What is an Open Badge? premium
Digital badges are a significant component of the new wave of competency-based learning in today’s education landscape, and part of the evolution of showing evidence of skills mastery and achievement both in and outside the classroom has been the development of open badges. In 2011, the MacArthur Foundation funded a project taken on by Mozilla […]
July 4, 2017
What is Competency-based Education? premium
In search of actionable methods to make higher education more affordable and more aligned with the needs of students today, competency-based education, or CBE, has come on the scene as a viable solution. Like other new concepts in college and university settings, however, several different definitions of CBE exist which make sit challenging to truly […]
June 27, 2017
What is a Micro-Credential? premium
  In today’s higher education environment, there seems to be a new term or buzz word swirling around each and every day. Some may not be worth a second look, but others, like micro-credentials, deserve a little extra attention. In a recent survey of human resource managers spanning multiple industries, 95% said they were interested […]
June 20, 2017
Using ePortfolios and Canvas premium
Several tools exist to help students and educators create and sustain a competency-based education environment, not the least of which are Canvas and ePortfolios. As a powerful learning management system, Canvas is designed as a platform focused on the needs of educators today, with simple to use software, adaptable configuration, and countless reliable features that […]
June 14, 2017
How ePortfolios Complement NACE Competencies premium
In the last decade or so, defining the extent to which graduating students are prepared to enter the workforce has become an important discussion shared by the students themselves, educators, and legislators. Career readiness was quickly coined as a term used to quantify the value of one’s education, but little had been done to break […]
June 6, 2017
How to Make an ePortfolio premium
Having a digital highlight reel with the help of an ePortfolio is an important component of presenting a well-rounded view of a student’s accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. With the help of Portfolium, students have a simple way to create an online presence that clearly showcases their skills and competencies. It can […]
May 30, 2017
What is in an ePortfolio? premium
The use of ePortfolios in the education setting has risen significantly in the last few years. As a way to showcase skills, competencies, and completed work, ePortfolios offer a deeper look into an individual’s education and work history than a traditional resume ever could. The electronic format of an ePorfolio not only makes it simple […]
May 23, 2017
5 Steps for Creating a Digital Badging Program (Infographic) premium
Digital badges are fast becoming a foundational piece of the new wave of highlighting the unique education students receive.
May 18, 2017
What is a Digital Badge? premium
Showcasing students’ skills and achievements by way of resume line items and transcripts no longer serves as powerful a purpose as it once did. Instead, many colleges and universities have gone the way of ePortfolios to help students create a digital history and presentation of their accomplishments, both inside the classroom and elsewhere. While ePortfolios […]
May 16, 2017
6 Tips for Switching ePortfolio Platforms premium
Over the last few years, electronic portfolios have become a staple in the education arena. They work as powerful tools to provide students an opportunity to create an identity through work projects and proven skill sets in an easy-to-use and easier-to-share platform. While educators have increased their use of ePortfolios across the campuses of universities […]