eCollege(R) Launches Adaptive Portfolio Management System to Give Customers Powerful and Reliable Online Portfolio Solution.
Integrated Online Portfolios Provide a Powerful Tool for Driving Educational Quality and Student Satisfaction
DENVER, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eCollege(R) , a leading provider of value-added information services See Information Systems. to the post-secondary education industry, today announced a partnership with LANIT LANIT Laboratory of New Information Technologies (Moscow, Russia) Consulting, Inc. to integrate Foliotek, LANIT's industry leading electronic portfolio technology, with the eCollege System. The integration gives eCollege customers a powerful and reliable tool for creating, evaluating and analyzing online portfolios.
"Our customers are looking for ways to efficiently assess student work across multiple courses in one central location," said Oakleigh Thorne, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of eCollege. "Our implementation of online portfolios will give administrators improved functionality to prove mastery of learning outcomes, resulting in improved student satisfaction and retention, which ultimately drive program growth and success."
The eCollege online portfolio solution enables institutions to define portfolio templates and align align (līn),
v to move the teeth into their proper positions to conform to the line of occlusion. those templates to desired learning outcomes. Students align digital files from their personal storage repository (1) A database of information about applications software that includes author, data elements, inputs, processes, outputs and interrelationships. A repository is used in a CASE or application development system in order to identify objects and business rules for reuse. to the defined templates and use convenient communication tools to reflect on their learning and personal development. Students also can share their personal portfolio, either internally to constituencies within the institution, such as career counselors, advisors or classmates Classmates can refer to either:
The eCollege online portfolio solution adds another module to eCollege's eLearning solution, delivered from a mission critical IT infrastructure with unparalleled support. By providing its customers the option to add on fully integrated, industry leading tools, eCollege simplifies the technology adoption process. The eCollege System supports seamless integration An addition of a new application, routine or device that works smoothly with the existing system. It implies that the new feature or program can be installed and used without problems. Contrast with "transparent," which implies that there is no discernible change after installation. with third party applications such as Foliotek's Portfolio Management System so eCollege customers get integrated extensions without the technical headaches associated with managing unsupported software deployments.
Online portfolios are also a critical piece of the eCollege Learning Outcome Manager, the comprehensive toolset that will provide an evidence-based approach to measuring student achievement of learning outcomes in the eCollege System. By leveraging the full power of an adaptive portfolio system, Learning Outcome Manager will enable institutions to measure student mastery at different levels and across different rubrics, including across all students in a course, across course sections in a single term, and across terms over time. Institutions also will be able to analyze the impact of improvements from term to term.
The adoption of the industry learning portfolio management system from Foliotek further demonstrates eCollege's leadership in developing and deploying the best technologies to support online education and delivering those technologies in the highly available, scaleable and supportive manner that the world's most successful online education programs demand.
eCollege is a leading provider of value-added information services to the post-secondary and K-12 education industries. The Company's eLearning Division designs, builds and supports some of the most successful, fully online degree, certificate/diploma and professional development programs in the country. The Company's Enrollment Division, Datamark, Inc., helps institutions build new enrollments and increase student retention. Customers include publicly traded for-profit institutions, community colleges, public and private universities, school districts and state departments of education. eCollege was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Chicago, with the eLearning Division headquartered in Denver. Datamark was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit http://www.ecollege.com/ and http://www.datamark.com/.
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CONTACT: Dana Haskins of eCollege, +1-312-706-1710, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.ecollege.com/ http://www.datamark.com/