Assessment & Accountability


SmarterMeasure Assessment Platform Adds Competency Ed Tools

SmarterServices is updating its content-agnostic assessment platform, SmarterMeasure, to include a competency-based education readiness indicator.

Department of Education Launches Federal Student Aid Feedback System

The ED’s new online portal enables federal student aid recipients to submit complaints and feedback, among other features.

ePortfolio: Changing the Rhetoric of Technology Adoption

Trent Batson explores how a reframing of the notion of 'ePortfolio adoption' may help promote the technology.

Technology at The Starting Line: VCU's Great Bike Race Book

Earlier this academic year, Virginia Commonwealth University was faced with a huge logistical challenge — an international, world-class bike race would disrupt local traffic patterns and supply lines. But the university saw the event as an opportunity to offer students a week of mini-courses, using the race environment as a giant learning lab and tapping a range of technologies to support student work.

FLEXspace: Sharing the Best of Learning Space Design

After only about five years since its inception, a free, open education resource called FLEXspace is already demonstrating its potential to improve both the process of creating campus learning spaces and the science of using them.

Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Ed, Taskstream Partner on Assessment Research, Resources

The nonprofit Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education has partnered with assessment management and portfolio provider Taskstream in an effort to improve assessment in higher education.

Turnitin Intros Feedback Studio

A revamped version of Turnitin’s flagship product focuses on feedback over plagiarism.

Digital Badging

A Digital Badge Initiative: Two Years Later

The founders of Coastal Carolina University’s digital badge program report on their progress, the response from students and faculty, and what lies ahead.

Higher Education and K12 — Partnerships for Success

K12 gets students first — long before they reach higher education. What kinds of partnerships can better serve the overall trajectory of IT services, from K12 through higher education?

SAT Essay Losing Steam Among Admissions Officers

University admissions officers are ho-hum about the essay question. According to a survey of 300 colleges and universities, only a handful of them will expect applicants to submit their score from the new SAT's essay section.

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