Assessment & Accountability


StudyBoost Brings Assessments to Text Messaging

StudyBoost has released a mobile platform that helps student learn using text- or instant messaging-based quizzes.

U Kansas Creates Online Writing Tool

The University of Kansas has created an online system that helps students learn the writing process and lets teachers evaluate, score, and offer feedback.

UConn Brings New Clickers to Classrooms

The University of Connecticut is adopting a new student response system this fall.

Oregon State Turns to Webcam for Proctoring Tests

Oregon State University has begun recommending a proctoring service that caters specifically to students who can't take tests during standard university hours may struggle to find a testing center that meets the standards set by their school.

Turnitin Integrates e-rater Grammar Checking Tool

iParadigms has integrated Educational Testing Service's e-rater grammar checking tool with its online grading solution, GradeMark.

San Diego State To Roll Out New Wave of Classroom Clickers

San Diego State University is shifting to a new classroom response system five years after standardizing on its old one. This time it will be i>clicker2 from Macmillan's i>clicker division.

IT: A Turbocharger for Mass Higher Education

We have moved away from a defining model of scarcity and can expect fundamental change in the availability and delivery of higher education in the US.

How Do You Grade a Presentation Minus Content?

Faced with presentation after presentation in dimmed classrooms, I have become bothered by one set of circumstances: A student with great intentions spends an exorbitant amount of time putting together a fantastic presentation but fails to include all of the materials I believe should be there. Based solely on content, the student receives a terrible grade and doesn't reap the reward for the hours spent creating the presentation. But there may be a way to rectify this.

Quo Vadis, LMS? Trends, Predictions, Commentary

A panel of leading technologists, educators, and vendors discusses the future of the LMS and the innovations needed to make it integral to 21st century learning.

LMS, Tear Down This Wall!

For the LMS to remain relevant in higher education, it must move beyond the classroom and integrate seamlessly with the learning opportunities presented by the Web.