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.
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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 […]
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May 17, 2017
5 Ways to Streamline Assessment Using ePortfolios premium
ePortfolios offer a cool way for students to capture and showcase their work, and Portfolium provides millions of students with free, unlimited, lifetime storage of work samples. Did you know ePortfolios can also make assessment faster and more effective for faculty while also giving them the ability to archive artifacts? Consider applying some of these […]
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May 17, 2017
The Truth About New Grads and Unemployment premium
Every year, right about this time, stories start flooding websites and articles start appearing in newspapers spouting off about how bleak the employment future looks for young college grads. Once again schools find themselves defending to the public that a college education is still worth the price. The question everyone should be asking is whether […]
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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 […]
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May 10, 2017
5 Factors for CBE and CBL Implementation premium
Asking ‘Are education and learning the same thing?’ sounds like a trick question, but that’s what educators are being tasked with discerning as more K-12 schools invest in competency-based education (CBE) and higher education institutions add more competency-based programs. Dr. Deborah Everhart, a Strategist and Innovator analyzing trends and designing holistic solutions for learning and […]
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May 3, 2017
Why CBE Programs Need to Focus on Measurable Competencies and Communication premium
Adult learners comprise much of the post-secondary student population in the United States. As such, colleges and universities have begun to respond to the need by implementing more competency-based education (CBE) programs. Drilling down to the K-12 level, CBE is crucial to help make learning more accessible to students, while giving them much needed support […]
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April 26, 2017
Why Companies are Ignoring Students’ GPAs When Hiring premium
There is a shift happening in the way recruiters and companies hire. The old steadfast system of trying to quantify a potential candidate’s success based on school reputation and GPA, no longer carries the weight it once did. In fact, there are some companies that are abandoning GPAs as a qualifier altogether. Instead they are […]
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April 19, 2017
How to Help Businesses Look Beyond Four-Year Degrees to Find the Best Job Candidates premium
Within the last two years, the U.K. divisions of publishing company Penguin Random House and consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) announced having a university degree was no longer a requirement when applying for a job. For EY, the decision came after an internal 18-month study of 400 employees that uncovered little evidence academic success […]
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April 12, 2017
What New England is Teaching Educators About Advancing K-12 Competency-Based Education premium
Currently, over 40 states have legislation that addresses competency-based-education (CBE) in some fashion. And while CBE looks different from state-to-state, what remains constant is the goal of focusing on the students and giving them a personalized education that will prepare them for higher education or the workforce. While many states are still finding their footing […]
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March 27, 2017
Educating Employers on the Value of Online Competency-Based Education Degrees premium
While many employers are becoming more accepting of online degrees, there still seems to be uncertainty about what CBE is and how potential employees with CBE backgrounds will be assets to their company. Joy Henrich, regional dean at the for-profit Rasmussen College conducted a study and discovered that over 50 percent of employers were somewhat […]
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March 27, 2017
3 Ways Competency-Based Education Programs Give Your Students an Advantage in their Job Hunt premium
Let’s take a moment to be honest. Even though competency-based education (CBE) programs are becoming more common, not everyone is sold on their value. Some educators, employers, and even students are still stuck on the traditional model where a set number of required credit hours are accrued and neatly bundled together to add up to […]
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