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Once students move on to higher education, they generally find themselves on campuses with several thousands of students, and the transition can be difficult. This is a challenge that Princeton University is now attempting to address with an innovative adoption of Portfolium.
Oct 09, 2018
In addition to badging specific competencies, colleges are waking up to the power of digital credentials – not just of road markers, but as ways to create new roads. We're starting to see digital credentials as building blocks of digital pathways that will shape the future of higher education.
Aug 24, 2018
When students are cognizant of the relevance between their education and their desired career, 63% are more likely to agree that their education was worth the cost and 50% are more likely to agree that they received a high-quality education. Today, however, college graduates are unable to make potential employers aware of the skills they’ve developed through their coursework and co-curricular activities, leading to dissatisfaction with the quality and value of their postsecondary education.
May 10, 2018
The system is deploying Portfolium's BadgeLink digital badging and learning pathways platform as part of its Badging Essential Skills for Transitions initiative, which will award eight badges aligned with competencies developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, globalism, inter-culturalism, leadership, problem solving and professionalism.
Apr 18, 2018
Portfolium is a service provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development to help students improve their self-marketing and assist in their quest to succeed in their field. These tips and recommendations from Morrissey can help...
Feb 06, 2018
Show and tell is not just an activity reserved for elementary school children; college students also need to display their work to potential employers and explain why they should be hired. And while the show part can sometimes be a challenge, students in Slippery Rock University's College of Business have the opportunity to access Portfolium...
Feb 01, 2018
Kyle Martin, the Student Services Managing Director, said that BYU-I searched for a few years to find tools and methods that would help students represent their learning and achievements both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. "We're excited to provide this service to our students and feel that it can be an important tool in their overall preparation for future employment," Martin said.
Jan 24, 2018
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...
Jan 23, 2018
Booz Allen recently teamed up with the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and Portfolium to host its first-ever online cyber challenge and are thrilled to name the winner—Alison Wood, a student at Carthage College. "At Booz Allen, we are always on the hunt for the best talent and ideas, and we recognize those ideas can come from anywhere," says Kurt Scherer, director of Booz Allen's DC Innovation Center, who announced the winner at SVA's national conference in San Antonio earlier this month.
Jan 23, 2018
In an effort to boost the use of e-portfolios and provide an ongoing platform for student reflection, Santa Clara University is rolling out Portfolium e-portfolio and assessment software campuswide. The software will be integrated with the institution's Canvas learning management system, making it easier to link learning artifacts to coursework....
Oct 17, 2017
The University of Minnesota Rochester is tapping into technology from Portfolium to revamp its accreditation management and reporting process. The institution is implementing Portfolium Assessment, a newly launched software platform for documenting student learning outcomes that can be used both for academic accreditation and for assessment of co-curricular learning....
Aug 23, 2017
On March 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln remarked, "When one starts poor, as most do in the race of life, free society is such that he knows he can better his condition; he knows that there is no fixed condition of labor, for his whole life." Later that year, he was elected to the presidency. President Lincoln's words in that speech showcased the American value of upward mobility.....
Aug 08, 2017
Students at the University of Georgia can now highlight both academic skills and co-curricular work in a comprehensive e-portfolio. The university has partnered with Portfolium to roll out the company's e-portfolio technology at the 36,000-student institution. With Portfolium, students can share their portfolios with peers and faculty and build a post-grad job network. The technology will...
Jun 22, 2017
Let's all agree on one thing right from the onset: the ultimate goal of education — regardless of whether one is a university administrator, educator, learner, or yes, even an employer — is student success. Now, while what that might mean may differ somewhat from segment to segment, anecdotally it's safe to assume that if students fail to achieve success, none of these groups will benefit from the resulting failure.....
Jun 13, 2017
A transformational event has been unfolding behind the scenes of academia over the past year. It is an event that has caused — and will likely continue to produce — seismic ripples throughout the nation's institutions of higher education and their students for years to come. What happened? In short, the U.S. Department of Education ...
Jun 13, 2017
Let's not bury the lead: when student learning outcomes (SLOs) align with skills that employers seek from new hire candidates, recent graduates can achieve the ultimate outcome — employability. That is a massive — and arguably revolutionary — statement. So first, we will backtrack a moment to explain....
May 30, 2017
Skills, not degrees. Or, as Adam Markowitz, founder of tech startup Portfolium, put it: "Potential over pedigree. Talent, grit, and passion [are] everywhere--from Ivy Leagues to community colleges, dev boot camps, and everywhere in between...."
May 25, 2017
The "skills gap," the idea that US colleges and universities fail to prepare students with skills necessary for successful careers, has become a bogeyman of higher education, capturing the imagination of employers and haunting discussions of curricular reform. According to a 2015 survey published by the Association...
May 15, 2017
A popular narrative in the employment market today is that a "skills gap" exists between the abilities employers seek in candidates and the capabilities that new college graduates gain through postsecondary education. Beyond skills readily demonstrable from college curriculum (primarily cognitive skills and technical skills), employers complain about the lack of soft skills among college graduates: leadership, the ability to work in a team, written communication skills or problem-solving...
Apr 28, 2017
Digital credential provider Credly and Portfolium, an ePortfolio platform that makes a student’s academic and co-curricular experience searchable by employers, announced a new partnership that enables learners to demonstrate evidence of their learning and competencies to potential employers...
Mar 14, 2017
Students using Instructure's Canvas learning management system will now be able to connect their learning with career opportunities via the Portfolium e-portfolio platform. The two companies have announced a partnership that allows students' public, searchable Portfolium profiles to integrate...
Jan 17, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania has teamed with a private partner to provide students access to e-portfolios as they build and update their resumes. The university selected Portfolium's e-portfolios for their simplicity, ease of use and integration with career services such as LinkedIn. "The university has specific goals for its undergraduate...
Nov 14, 2016
A San Diego startup called Portfolium has raised $6.6 million to help college students get jobs where they are likely to succeed. Portfolium CEO Adam Markowitz said he was inspired to build what he calls the “largest student talent showcase,” after his own job-hunting success. A former rocket scientist, he was able to land a dream job working on NASA’s space shuttle program after coming to a job interview armed with a solid portfolio...
Sep 12, 2016
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"Our Provost's office had multiple committees trying to tackle 3 key strategic initiatives: Badging, Assessment and Student Engagement. We were expecting to purchase 3 different technologies for this, but Portfolium came in and solved all three in one powerful, robust solution."
"Portfolium has the most user friendly design and functionality towards career readiness and matching. It also seamlessly connects with various products our students already use."
"Portfolium enabled us to meet key needs on campus, from Student Affairs to college-wide ePortfolios connecting curricular and co-curricular achievement in a lifelong learning profile that is marketable and accessible beyond the University."
"As a Blackboard Certified trainer and Social Media expert, I have never seen a quality product that helps students and employers and faculty in such a powerful way that integrates with our LMS. I have been searching for decades for an ePortfolio product that has all the features and connections that Portfolium has."
"In the first 12 months of the use of the platform, Georgia State students posted more than 115,000 artifacts of their work to their Portfolium pages, and in the process, they are regularly thinking about the competencies that they are acquiring and why it matters to potential employers."
"The real beauty of Portfolium isn't that it allows students to display their skills and achievements. It is that it allows them to extract meaning from curricular and co-curricular learning, and aids them in developing a vernacular for talking about their skills, experience, and competencies."
"The California State University is excited about its partnership with Portfolium, which represents another tool to help our students be successful while attending the University, as well as help them find jobs after they graduate. We also see this as another way to increase the opportunities for networking among our alumni."
"Portfolium provides the university the ability to forge a common language. Meaning, faculty can track learning outcomes, employers can search and match for learned skills, while career services helps students leverage this recognition. Without Portfolium, students are usually left to bridge all this stuff themselves, while universities continue to just build bigger silos."
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