Assessment & Accountability


U Minnesota Rochester Centralizes Assessment Data for Accreditation Reporting

The University of Minnesota Rochester is tapping into technology from Portfolium to revamp its accreditation management and reporting process.

Kent State U to Combat Cheating with Proctorio

Kent State University is teaming up with Proctorio to protect the academic integrity of online exams in its undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

Chalk & Wire Rebrand Seeks to Boost Experiential Learning

Chalk & Wire has rebranded its assessment platform. Now known as “CWPro,” the higher education platform supports experiential learning for college students, while offering increased scalability for administrators.

Evidence of ROI for Alternative Credentials 'Weak'

While alternative pathways and credentials have gained momentum (and headlines) in recent years, evidence of their return to students is scant and quality assurance is "weak." So concluded a report that examined these options that exist outside of or alongside traditional undergraduate degree programs.

Requiring College Exams Boosts Enrollment

New research suggests a way to reverse some of the impact of the enrollment drop higher ed has experienced for the last five years: Require and pay for all public high school students to take a college entrance exam.

Nobody's Watching: Proctoring in Online Learning

There is no single best way to handle proctoring for digital courses, as this community college system pilot discovered.

Examity to Provide Online Proctoring for Open edX Platform

This fall, courses delivered on the Open edX platform will be able to incorporate live, recorded or fully automated proctoring from online proctoring and identify verification company Examity.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.

Top Hat Launches Courseware Online Marketplace for Higher Ed

The marketplace aims to take on textbook publishers by offering students a more affordable and engaging option for courseware than traditional textbooks. Higher ed instructors can utilize the marketplace to flip their classrooms, launch hybrid courses, gamify lessons and amplify student comprehension and engagement with digital, dynamic educational content created by other educators.

Higher Ed Framework Places Emphasis on Placement, Earnings

Education agency Entangled Solutions released a new framework of quality assurance standards around student outcomes and are now seeking public comment through July 31.

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