Assessment & Accountability


U Chicago Project Aims to Dispel 'Misguided Notions and Outdated Assumptions' about College Readiness

Policymakers and education leaders are often working with "misguided" ideas about student success and college readiness, and researchers at the University of Chicago are looking to do something about that.

MacBook Pro Touch Bar Use Barred from North Carolina Bar Exam

Prospective attorneys in North Carolina taking the Bar Examination on Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro devices are required to disable the Touch Bar feature, according to notice from the state's Board of Law Examiners.

ePortfolios that Make Learning Visible: Education Values in Product Design

Digication CEO Jeffrey Yan reflects on how his own experiences both as a student and teacher in higher education have influenced the design of his company's ePortfolio product.

Panopto Updates Video Platform With Interactive Quizzing Tool

Panopto has introduced a number of updates to its enterprise video platform, including a quizzing tool that allows users to create multiple choice, checkbox and true/false quizzes within instructional videos.

Online Learning Consortium Adds Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Offerings

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) yesterday released three additional scorecards to help faculty and administrators evaluate digital course offerings. More than 400 higher ed institutions use OLC’s Quality Scorecard Suite to assess their online and blended learning programs and initiate planning efforts.

MAGIC at RIT: Engineering the 'Happy Accident'

What happens when you mix a high-end technology sandbox loaded with ample, cutting-edge digital media tools and production facilities with some of the world's brightest students and most innovative faculty? Andy Phelps talks about MAGIC at RIT.

Lumina-Backed Contest Seeks Crowdsourced Digital Credential Concepts

Experts in digital credentials are turning to members of the public to come up with new ideas for getting colleges and universities and industry to work better together in tighten the skills gap.

Echo360 Acquires Assessment and Credentialing Platform

Echo360 is adding new tools to assess learning and measure student engagement in continuing education programs, thanks to the acquisition of online learning company Astute Technology.

A Return to Best Practices for Teaching Online

Is the distinction between online learning and campus-based instruction disappearing? Asking faculty to move their courses online may be deceptively simple. That's why co-authors Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad have refined a list of 14 best practices based on core learning principles to help faculty succeed in creating effective online courses.

Turnitin Releases New iPad App

Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.

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