July 19, 2017
Why Playing Capture the Flag Will Make You a Better Hacker premium
The goals of Capture the Flag are simple: outthink, outwit, outhack. If you run in cyber circles you already know how to play: Apply real-world hacking tools to infiltrate a computer system, find intentionally placed vulnerabilities, and exploit them to capture a “flag”—a string of code that proves you discovered the flaw. “There’s a whole […]
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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 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 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 […]
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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 […]
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June 16, 2017
2017 San Diego Startup Crawl premium
Portfolium will be participating in the San Diego Startup Crawl again this year! The Crawl is an evening trek around downtown for attendees to check out different startups and their offices. This is a great view into the startup world in San Diego. Come say “Hi” at our offices on Wednesday, June 21st from 6-9pm […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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April 26, 2017
7 Myths about Entry Level Hiring premium
Hiring managers have one of the most crucial roles in a company. Not only are they tasked with defining and filling open positions, but they also must ensure the hires they bring on are the best fit for the organization. The ability to do so is even more impactful when it comes to entry level […]
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November 30, 2016
Creating Portable, Reportable Learning premium
The intersection of competency based education and competency based hiring is an increasingly important facet of the total learning experience. Students want to retain and ultimately showcase what they learn in a meaningful way, and educators need tools that allow them to provide the highest quality of teaching available in and outside the classroom. Both […]
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