Radford University Partners with Portfolium to Bridge the Gap Between Curriculum and Students’ Professional and Personal Lives

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Radford University Selects Portfolium

Radford University Selects Portfolium

Portfolium is a great tool for driving our school’s mission, and to enhance civic and community engagement learning outcomes while prioritizing competency-based education

San Diego, CA January 29, 2018

Portfolium will provide ePortfolios and assessment to 9,400+ Radford University students and faculty to help students reflect on curricular and co-curricular experiences and help faculty better track and assess student learning outcomes.

Portfolium, a leading cloud-based ePortfolio platform that enables students to capture, showcase, and convert skills into attractive job offers, announced today that they are partnering with Virginia’s Radford University to provide Portfolium’s ePortfolio and Assessment solution to its more than 9,400 students.

Portfolium allows students to showcase their academic and creative work, connect with peers and potential employers, and launch successful careers while simultaneously providing flexible assessment management with customizable rubrics, curriculum mapping, and reporting for faculty and administrators. Even after students graduate, they will be able to use their lifelong learning ePortfolio profiles free and continue to curate these profiles as they advance their education and ultimately enter the workforce.

Radford University needed an ePortfolio and Assessment solution because traditional artifacts were no longer sufficient for both faculty and students. They realized that authentic evidence and assessment of learning and credentials are needed and valued by their institutional stakeholders. Several program directors, department chairs, academic leadership, and faculty members collaborated to select Portfolium in order to build a student-centered technology culture on campus and have already seen enthusiasm around the new technology both from students and faculty. Portfolium will directly impact two key initiatives including the realization of the Strategic Plan and the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

“Portfolium is a great tool for driving our school’s mission, and to enhance civic and community engagement learning outcomes while prioritizing competency-based education,� said Charles Cosmato, Director of Radford University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. “In both students and faculty, Portfolium will increase understanding of how academic credentials relate to career destinations while also showcasing tangible evidence of academic progress.�

“Portfolium will be an essential instrument in supporting Radford University’s commitment to continuous review, evaluation, and improvement in the curriculum and all aspects of the university,� said Troy Markowitz, VP Partnerships at Portfolium. “The platform exponentially enhances the connection between classroom and profession while providing faculty and administrators with a modern tool they need to assess student learning and support accreditation.�

On campus, Portfolium will help to strengthen and promote utilization of Radford University’s student service structure by leading students from their transition into Radford University, through their graduation, and toward their unique personal and professional path in life. Portfolium will also enable students to build multi-dimensional ePortfolios, making them more attractive to potential employers.

Portfolium and Radford University are hosting a live webinar on 1/30/18 at 11 AM PST to discuss with attendees how to successfully break down institutional silos in order to focus key academic leadership members on systemically building a student-centered technology culture on campus. You can register for the webinar here: https://info.portfolium.com/bridging-silos-webinar-radford-university

ABOUT PORTFOLIUM:
Portfolium is the world’s fastest growing learning and career development network. 2,000+ colleges, universities and high schools use Portfolium to manage and align competency assessment, student success, and career readiness programs. Portfolium’s academic solutions plug students into an open ecosystem of employers, mentors, educators, and peers around the world. Our 3.5M+ users are linked to internships, jobs, and lifelong learning opportunities via ePortfolios that showcase their proven competencies. To learn more about Portfolium's network for learners and solutions for educators, visit: https://portfolium.com

ABOUT RADFORD UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1910, Radford University is a public institution serving the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Situated on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford is known for its strong faculty/student bonds and innovative use of technology in the learning environment to support undergraduate and graduate students success in and out of the classroom.

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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