August 9, 2017
Career Services Rebranding at The University of Tennessee premium
While career services have long been part of college campuses, getting students to grace their threshold has been a little trickier. And it is not that students don’t care about their academic career or what happens after they graduate. Rather, it’s a misunderstanding about what is available and how it can play an important role […]
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August 2, 2017
Career Services Rebranding at Stanford University premium
As we discussed last week, career services departments on college and university campuses across the country are looking for tangible ways to connect with current students to help them develop academically and also maintain a connection as they become alumni in the workforce. For most, it starts with rebranding the overall image of career services. […]
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July 26, 2017
Career Services Rebranding at Miami University premium
Often there is a disconnect between students and career services. Students complain career services aren’t doing enough to help them prepare for life beyond college. At the same time, career services point out that most students aren’t doing their part and putting in the effort needed to get the most of what’s being offered. The […]
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July 19, 2017
Why Digital Beats Paper When It Comes to Portfolios premium
There is something appealing about a paper portfolio—from being able to feel the texture and quality of the paper used, to having a tangible product to hold. And while a well-designed paper portfolio is certainly a work of art, it begs the questions: in this digital age, is it practical? Like many facets of academia, […]
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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 […]
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July 13, 2017
Scale Alumni Engagement & Advancement Success with Portfolium [Webinar] premium
[Webinar] Scale Alumni Engagement & Advancement Success with Portfolium Thursday, July 20th at 2pm ET / 11am PT Today’s students are tomorrow’s alumni, so smart advancement leaders are creating digital connections with students that stay strong even after graduation. Learn how some of the nation’s largest institutions are creating self-engaging student and alumni networks that […]
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July 12, 2017
6 Essential Components Every ePortfolio Needs premium
When deciding what type of ePortfolio you want your students to create and maintain, it’s best to first decide what its function will be. Much like resumes, they should be tailored and include pertinent information for the desired outcome. However, there are still certain components that are deemed essential to incorporate. Building a Better ePortfolio […]
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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 […]
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July 5, 2017
Including ePortfolios in Students’ First-Year Experience premium
Last week we delved into the benefits of looping advising into the ePortfolio process. Today, we’ll look at how schools are addressing the difficult transition for students from high school to higher ed as they face the unknown of the first year. Many have begun (or even retooled) offering first-year experience curricula to integrate their […]
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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 […]
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June 29, 2017
Student Success: A New Blueprint for Engagement & Measurement [Webinar] premium
[Webinar] Student Success: A New Blueprint for Engagement & Measurement Thursday, July 13th at 2pm ET / 11am PT Learn how Salve Regina University is taking a holistic, digital approach to motivating and equipping students to adapt to college life, stay the course, and thrive in their transition to the workforce. In this 60 minute […]
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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 […]
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