In a Q&A with Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University's Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems, we explore how big data is increasingly flourishing all around us, and what that means for instruction, for the academic disciplines, and for IT in higher education.
A two-year independent commission studying the future of education and especially the effective use of assessment to measure student learning has issued a public policy statement calling for policymakers to turn their attention on the use of assessments to providing timely information to students and teachers rather than school and teacher accountability.
Pearson VUE, the assessment services wing of Pearson, has acquired examination software development company Exam Design.
Removing the test from class time to a dedicated testing center frees up time for more instruction, plus allows for more frequent testing. But what are the challenges of on-campus testing centers--and how can institutions successfully tackle these issues?
At the American Public University System, creating an online library course guide for every course the university offers (now numbering over 1,800) is just a first step. It's the application of metrics and data analysis for a higher level of quality assurance that will sustain the program into the future.
Education software company Kno has debuted Advance, a new platform that can convert PDFs and other flat document files into interactive electronic textbooks at no cost.
A Pennsylvania college gives classroom polling a second shot after an earlier, failed attempt to equip teachers with an alternate assessment tool.
This week, WCET announced that the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR) project data definitions are now to be offered under Creative Commons licensing. CT asked Russ Little, who serves as project director for the student success plan at Sinclair Community College what this means not only for PAR member institutions like his, but for other community colleges and the higher education community in general.
eInstruction has released a new version of Insight 360, integrating the platform with a range of mobile technologies intended to give classroom teachers more immediate access to formative and summative assessments.
How ePortfolios can help "tame" the flood of openness and educational opportunity arising with MOOCs and other new modalities.