Assessment & Accountability

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

Angel Learning To Throttle Up Digital Media, Content Management in Updated LMS

Angel Learning this week previewed a forthcoming update to its learning management system, Angel LMS 7.4. The update, currently in an open field trial, incorporates new mashup capabilities, grading enhancements, and templates, as well as new administration, development, and content management features.

U West Alabama Online Test Takers Face Monitoring by Software Security

The University of West Alabama will be using a secure environment from Software Security to deliver testing to its 3,000 online students. Students will be able to take Web-based exams with Securexam Remote Proctor, which, according to the company, provides exam-room integrity comparable to what's found in a proctored classroom.

ePortfolios, the Harvesting Gradebook, Accountability, and Community

The classroom wall is falling: Employers are now assessing student work in progress at Washington State University... Imagine inviting colleagues in your field to help assess your students during the semester, and rating what kind of job in the field the students are ready for based on their work while still in school. And imagine how your students would see the ultimate hiring decision that used to seem so distant and vague.

Miracle on the Hudson: Don't Fall in Love With the Plan

A well-planned system for flying or for learning is only ultimately valuable if it frees those using it--pilots or teachers and learners--to invent as they go along.

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