Assessment & Accountability


Why ePortfolio is the Tool of the Time and Who is Enaaeebling It

ePortfolios today are largely institutional reporting tools--assessment management applications. A new professional organization, called AAEEBL, aims to address two additional areas with ePortfolios.

Dominican U Couples Course Evaluations with LMS

Dominican University of California has increased response rates for its course evaluations by implementing Scantron's Class Climate course evaluation software as a Blackboard Building Block.

U Michigan Rolls Out Laptop-Based Interactive Teaching Tool

The University of Michigan will soon make a new interactive classroom response system available to faculty--one that was developed in house and uses laptops in place of classroom clickers.

Desire2Learn Rolls Out New Learning Environment, Repository, ePortfolio

Desire2Learn has released new versions of its Learning Environment, Learning Repository, and ePortfolio software, as well as Desire2Learn 2GO, a new mobile application for Blackberry.

Loyola U Chicago Points to iclicker for Class Response

Following an 18-month evaluation of classroom response systems, Loyola University Chicago has begun using iclickers to increase student participation in classes.

Can We Gauge Technology's Impact on Learning Outcomes?

Recently, some universities have decided to end their laptop programs for students because of the economic challenges facing those institutions. But what has been the effect on students? There's no clear or consistent answer.

Acxiom Teams with PupilCity To Authenticate Test Takers

PupilCity and Acxiom have teamed up to address authentication needs of distance learners. Students completing online work proctored by PupilCity's ProctorU service will be able to verify--via Acxiom's identity services--that they are the ones enrolled in the course.

BCIT Pilots Desire2Learn LMS, Repository, ePortfolio

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Canada is piloting Desire2Learn's learning management system. The rollout began this winter, and a campus-wide deployment is expected to be completed in fall 2009.

Standards to Take ePortfolios Outside the Institution and into the Future

Your students have created ePortfolios that reflect their academic progress and offer samples of their work. But how can you be sure a potential employer will be able to access the ePortfolios, and will the information survive future technology changes?

ACU and Embanet Develop Moodle ePortfolio

Abilene Christian University and its online learning services integrator, Embanet, have developed a new ePortfolio system for use with ACU's Moodle learning management system.