E-Portfolios

Purdue Initiative Taps Portfolium to Boost Students' Career Readiness

Purdue University is rolling out e-portfolio technology from Portfolium to its 40,000 students and 3,055 faculty members. The institution selected the platform to allow students to track, share and reflect on their learning and translate those achievements into better job placement and advancement opportunities.

The rollout is part of the university's Leadership and Professional Development Initiative, a campuswide framework that tracks learning outcomes for a variety of curricular and co-curricular activities in order to develop students' leadership and career-oriented skills. Portfolium's assessment, e-portfolio and TalentMatch tools will be integrated with existing systems such as Blackboard, Simplicity and Passport to "create a digital ecosystem intuitive to every student and improve the way they reflect on their learning," according to a news announcement.

"We chose Portfolium because it had the most user friendly design and functionality towards career readiness," said James Hintz, director of the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative at Purdue, in a statement, "along with its capability to connect with various other products our students use."

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