Assessment & Accountability


Community Colleges Leverage Predictive Analytics

With today's emphasis on student success and retention, along with more restrictive funding that's increasingly performance-based, community colleges are sharpening their strategic decision making and gearing up their toolboxes with predictive analytics.

i>clicker+ Student Response Device Adds Braille Buttons

i>clicker has started shipping an enhanced version of its student response device, the i>clicker+.

PAR Framework Project Eyes Student Data Through a 'Multi-Institutional Lens'

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded $2.56 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to validate and extend the PAR Framework Project, ongoing research into the use of predictive analytics on a large-scale federated database to support decision making that removes barriers to student success.

Testing Tool Adds Integration with Blackboard LMS

The collaboration tool automatically syncs data between ExamSoft and BlackBoard Learn.

What Can Competency-Based Assessment and Degree Qualification Mean for the National Degree Completion Agenda?

As institutions are increasingly pressed to graduate more students and to do so more efficiently, says AAC&U Fellow Gary Brown, understanding how quality is defined will be critical--and building consensus around competency is an emerging strategy for ensuring quality.

Turnitin Improves Plagiarism Detection Integration with D2L Learning Suite 10

Turnitin and Desire2Learn have announced enhancements to the integration of OriginalityCheck and GradeMark with Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10.

Desire2Learn Mobile Platform Adds ePortfolio Module

Desire2Learn has released updates to three of its mobile solutions: Desire2Learn Campus Life, Capture, and Assignment Grader. The updates were announced the this week at FUSION 2012, the company's ninth annual users' conference.

ExamSoft To Deliver Offline Testing Through iPads

ExamSoft, which offers a Web-based service for secure exam administration, will be launching a mobile application for offline test-taking on iPads later this year.

Seeking Systemic Change: Higher Education in a Digital, Networked Age

Campus Technology 2012 keynote George Siemens says, "The changing way we create and share knowledge is at the core of what's driving education. It's not the fact that we have mobiles and the Web that requires education to change, but rather that we are using these technologies to begin circumventing existing knowledge processes. And what we do with knowledge determines the types of institutions we need." Here, Campus Technology asked Siemens for his perspectives on the groundswell of change apparent in higher education.

eInstruction Updates Insight 360

eInstruction's new release offers improved testing and assessment capabilities as well as integration with new technologies.