Nuventive iWebfolio Help all of your students demonstrate lifelong learning and achievement iWebfolio is a configurable electronic portfolio solution that enables rich reflection and feedback for learners, while facilitating the collection of evidence for program improvement. With a highly flexible design that can be configured to support a wide range of purposes, iWebfolio enables adoption across diverse departments with large numbers of users. iWebfolio can help institutions capture evidence of achievement while providing learners with a feedback loop for self-improvement.
The BOLT Project During the BOLT project a number of smaller projects were completed in order to gleam learning points which would prove useful insights into the challenges faced around the embedding of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in an organisation. Each of these projects and their key learning points are detailed below: Health and safety in agriculture This project identified key issues relating to: Improving student assessment The issue Effective assessment has greater bearing on successful learning than almost any other factor. Increasing student numbers are adding to marking workloads for staff and students express more dissatisfaction with assessment and feedback than with any other aspect of their learning experience, according to the National Student Survey (2011). How technology can help Technology can enable different, new and more immediate methods of assessment, helping to reduce staff workloads whilst improving the quality of assessment and feedback for students. Resources
For Educators Symtext has built a more effective and efficient platform for schools, educators, and publishers to manage and deliver digital instructional materials to students. Institutions using the Liquid Textbook platform can help Educators create their own Liquid Textbook for each course by blending “chunks” of digital content from a variety of publishers and other sources – including chapters from textbooks, cases, articles, videos, photos, podcasts, and presentations. These resources can be combined with your own materials, and even include student generated content. Symtext’s platform
HMH Portfolio Global Education Leader, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), recently acquired SchoolChapters. As a result of the acquisition, our portfolio software service is being rebranded as HMH Portfolio, but all the key benefits our clients experience will remain the same. Over the past eight years, we have been fueling innovation for education and life-long learning with our portable, data-driven solution. Developing your digital literacies This resource set is for: students and staff in further and higher education and all those supporting their development of digital capabilities Resources from the projects to support the development of students and (mainly) teaching staff self-assessment tools/tests derived from clear definitions of digital literacy/capability/fluencyOCN accredited courses for staff (Blended Online Learning Delivery) and students (Online Skills for Learners) developed by the WORDLE project: register for free via the moodle site or request as a zip file to reuse and repurpose locallyThe Knowledge Hub at the University of Cardiff helps staff and students to identify which digital tools can support which common academic tasks ALT ocTEL (Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning) includes input from the Developing Digital Literacies programme in the module on Understanding Learners' Needs) Notes towards an open course on Digital Literacies from the DIAL project at UAL.
Case studies in social bookmarking - Empowering learners with social bookmarking Introducing social bookmarking with students Anne talks about the process for her and students to work out what new tools can provide and then how they can enrich the learning experience. Allowing ‘set up’ time initially to help students to familiarise with the tools is an important part of this process. <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="applets/audio.swf?file=applets/abartlett_t1.mp3" width="270" height="46"><param name="movie" value="applets/audio.swf? 2tor Raises $32.5 Million Series C To Make Online Education Great “One reason online education isn’t that good is I don’t think it is trying to be that good,” says John Katzman, the CEO of 2tor, an online education startup that is trying to break that mold. The company, headquartered in New York City’s Chelsea Piers, just raised a $32.5 million series C financing, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. All of its existing investors—Highland Capital, Redpoint, Novak Biddle, City Light—re-upped. Since it was founded in 2008, 2Tor has raised a total of $65 million.