June 29, 2017
Does Your Evidence Make You a Top Recruit? premium
Last week, the 2017 NBA Draft was held in New York and the lives of hundreds of young athletes were changed one way or another in the blink of an eye. Here’s the thing: every single player chosen was done so based on evidence. We’re not just talking about the glossy PR spin found in […]
June 28, 2017
8 Ways ePortfolios Benefit Advisors and Students premium
When it comes to ePortfolios, often the main focus is on the partnership between students and faculty/staff. Today, we’re looking at the benefits of including advisors in the pedagogical process. This is especially needed if a student is not coming from a K-12 environment where ePortfolios are the norm. He/she will need the proper guidance […]
June 22, 2017
5 Ways to Bounce Back From Job Rejection premium
Rejection. No one likes it and it never get easier. This is especially true when you’re first finding your footing in the workforce. Did you say the wrong thing? Did you not dress appropriately? The list of questions that run through your head after an initial rejection are long and varied. But instead of focusing […]
June 21, 2017
Which Assessment Works Best for Your Students’ ePortfolios? premium
An ePortfolio is an ever-evolving organic creation; providing the evidence of student’s learning and the individual’s reflection of his/her work. However, for ePortfolios to have a meaningful impact, (as opposed to being simply a requirement students meet) they must be assessed on a regular basis. Today, we will look at five types of assessment that […]
June 14, 2017
How ePortfolios Play a Key Role in Reflective Learning premium
As Ferris Bueller famously said, ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’ The same can be said for students, who are often too busy with various other school and social-related activities to spend time reflecting on what they’ve learned, or even their own […]
June 8, 2017
7 Smart Substitutions to Get Your Resume Noticed premium
In the movie Legally Blonde, the title character Elle Woods lands an internship at a prestigious law firm thanks in large part to her pink, scented resume. And while Elle thought those elements gave her resume a little ‘something extra,’ real-world employers wouldn’t be impressed. So, in an age when algorithms weed out hundreds, if […]
June 7, 2017
Why Your Students Should Have an ePortfolio premium
There is a lot of talk about the benefits of an ePortfolio at the college and university levels. Truth is, an ePortfolio can benefit students no matter their grade level. As such, faculty and administrators should be encouraging their students not only to craft an ePortfolio, but also to understand all the ways it can […]
June 1, 2017
Employers to Students: Show Us the Evidence! premium
Remember high school geometry class? Where you worked on proofs; diligently spelling out every step of your thought process so your teacher wouldn’t deduct any points. And you probably said, ‘There’s no way I’m ever going to use this in real life.’ Guess what? You are. Well, in a way. You see while potential employers […]
May 31, 2017
4 Ways an ePortfolio Can Organize and Support Continuing Professional Development premium
Just like students need to show potential employers evidence of what they have learned in the classroom and beyond, professionals (like YOU) also need a space to organize and investigate their evidence. Specifically, as it relates to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD)—the process which helps you record, review, and reflect on what you learn. How […]
May 24, 2017
How Assessment Helps Create Better Student ePortfolios premium
The popularity of ePortfolios has been steadily increasing over the years. Currently, they are being used in more than half of U.S. colleges and universities. Even high schools are beginning to see their value of being able to enhance student learning. But while most view ePortfolios as a tool to showcase the story of an […]
May 24, 2017
3 Approaches to Use in Your Next Job Search premium
New grads rejoice! Baby Boomers (ages 53 to 71) are rapidly retiring (at around 10,000 per day), demographics are in your favor, and companies are actively seeking candidates with technology skills. When you combine all those elements, the job market for new grads should be booming. And yet, some are still struggling to find that […]
May 18, 2017
Boost Your Employability with These 4 Methods premium
Whether you’re a month into your job search or on day one, there are little tweaks you can make to your skills set that have the potential to boost your employability and give you an edge over the competition. And the good news? It is easier to do than you may think! 4 Ways to […]