All the technology being applied in K-12 and higher education makes learning a richer experience but it can be difficult to manage the multimedia and digital work generated by a student. Schoology, today announced a new vision for digital portfolios for students to store and manage their own customizable, portable digital profiles, attaching research papers, certificates, endorsements, test results and other learning projects.
Portfolios in Schoology will act as an extension of a user’s profile, highlighting a user’s academic and extracurricular achievements, and following them throughout their educational career. Users will choose which content–including, but not limited to graded items, research, certificates and endorsements–and how to display it on their personal profile. Portfolios will be portable and can be private or public and sharable with peers, faculty and potential employers.
“Schoology’s new vision for portfolio tools, launching in 2015, provide additional ways to highlight and showcase material and achievements in a customized manner. This will be a giant step forward in providing the best possible e-portfolio experience,” said Jeremy Friedman, Schoology co-founder and CEO. “Schoology portfolios will greatly enhance the collaboration, engagement and user-centric resource sharing that already happens in Schoology today.”
This announcement follows recent product upgrades for Schoology’s platform including in-app native iOS mobile annotations, improved mobile grading, and numerous improvements to course management, workflow and user experience. Portfolios are planned for release to all users in early 2015.
Nearly seven million users at over 50,000 universities, colleges, and K-12 schools use Schoology to transform their institutions into dynamic digital ecosystems. With its collaborative interface to boost student engagement and streamline curriculum management, Schoology brings instructors and students from around the world together in conversation, collaborative learning and resource sharing.
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New York City-based Schoology—used by nearly seven million users in over 50,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. Schoology transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement worldwide. Available as a free stand-alone product and as a fee-based integrated enterprise-class solution deployed in schools or across districts, Schoology is a user-centric and scalable solution for any blended learning environment. More information at schoology.com