Assessment & Accountability


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.

ePortfolio: There's No 'There' There

Many educators and administrators have caught the ePortfolio bug. But where does this bug lead them? It leads, seemingly, in many different directions. And here's why: ePortfolios mean differing things to different people.

ePortfolio's Democratizing Potential May Be Quashed by IT Dark Side

Despite years of implementations in United States colleges, universities, and K-12 systems, ePortfolios are still generally in an identity crisis. The battle still rages over such issues as: Will personal ownership of learning be expanded and defined by personal portfolios, or will portfolio systems evolve into a set of technologies that further control and define learning from the institutional perspective?

California State University 'ePortfolio-Day of Dialogue' To Be Held in SF

The California State University's "ePortfolio-Day of Dialogue" Feb. 25 is designed to bring together K-20 and workforce development professionals to focus on the use of ePortfolios.