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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]