Ten tips for safe and effective learning analytics

A Google search for ‘improving student experience’ brings up around 30,000 hits. When I did one recently, the front page showed items in scholarly journals […]

The Evolution of SmartEvidence in Mahara

The last code update (15.01) I applied to my Mahara eportfolio site (folioz.ca) I noticed a new annotation block and wondered what the function was. It […]

Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

Today, CompetencyWorks released Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders. It is a comprehensive look at how districts across the country from […]

Exploring the “E” in ePortfolio

In graduate school, I serendipitously learned about ePortfolios and everything came unstuck. I realized that ePortfolios – if designed and implemented in an intentional, integrative […]

Learning Analytics: The good, the bad, or perhaps ugly?

Learning analytics provide institutions with opportunities to support student progression and to enable personalised, rich learning. With the increased availability of large datasets, powerful analytics […]

Are Digital Badges a New Measurement of Mastery?

Across the globe, higher ed institutions and professional organizations are harnessing the power of digital badges to motivate, demonstrate, and validate learning and development (L&D). […]

First I Discovered Fire and then I Discovered ePortfolios

One important aspect of eportfolio that is often overlooked and rarely used well is showing change over time.  An eportfolio can produce a website to […]

IMS Global Announces Initiative to Create a Highly Interoperable Assessment Ecosystem to Accelerate Transition to e-Assessment

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, announces the formation of the Executive Board on Assessment (EBA). The […]

IMS Global Announces K-12 Open EdTech Ecosystem Initiative

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global / IMS) today announced the formation of a new initiative aimed at communicating the benefits and availability of open […]

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

According to the Office of Research Consumer Guide, portfolios are “a collection of student work representing a selection of performance.” While artists have kept them […]

Report: 4 Scenarios for Future Credentialing Systems

Methods of documenting the knowledge and skills of students and employees could change dramatically over the next 10 years, according to a new report from […]

Students want better digital credentials

As it stands, diplomas represent degree completion and achievement, while transcripts provide a deeper level of detail as to how someone earned their degree. However, […]

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