Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) has selected Portfolium’s course-level and program assessment to support the university’s Essential Studies Student Learning Pathways initiative and ePortfolios campus-wide for 5,000+ students and faculty.
"We chose Portfolium because our faculty found LiveText frustrating and we needed an easy-to-use and flexible assessment tool that also provided benefit to students by giving them the opportunity to showcase their work into an ePortfolio," said Seth Anthony, Interim Director, Office of Academic Excellence at Oregon Institute of Technology. "Our migration and implementation of Portfolium was easy. The student-centered technology will ultimately help our faculty better see how students are performing and help students connect what they are learning and doing in the classroom with career opportunities."
Portfolium’s assessment software and ePortfolios will allow faculty to validate students’ real-world skills demonstrated in curricular and co-curricular learning environments, while simultaneously connecting those artifacts to Essential Studies program learning outcomes. By populating digital portfolios with robust evidence of experiential learning, students will be able to creatively develop their own unified learning profile, which can be showcased to faculty, peers, and alumni. Those learning experiences and competencies will also be directly searchable by employers via Portfolium’s unique TalentMatch platform.
The Essential Studies Student Learning Pathways program will support all Oregon Tech graduates in developing the habits of mind and behaviors of professionals and lifelong learners. After completion of the each pathway, Oregon Tech students will be able to:
communicate effectively orally and in writing;
engage in a process of inquiry and analysis;
make and defend reasonable ethical judgments;
collaborate effectively in teams or groups;
demonstrate quantitative literacy;
explore diverse perspectives.
“At Portfolium, student success is our highest priority, and we know that in order to achieve it, we need an intuitive technology that is accessible to faculty as much as it is to students,” said Troy Markowitz, Vice President of Academic Partnerships at Portfolium, “This is why we’re excited to provide our solution to Oregon Tech, and of course, create more school-wide solutions together as partners.”
ABOUT OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:
The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is the only public polytechnic university established in the Northwestern United States. Oregon Tech has a residential campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon and an urban campus in Wilsonville, Oregon with sites in Salem, La Grande, and Seattle, as well as online degree offerings. Oregon Tech provides a total of 32 degree programs in engineering, health technologies, management, communication, psychology and applied sciences with a total of 37 majors. Oregon Tech is known for hands-on education across all majors. Almost all students complete externships, co-ops, or other hands on training inside and outside the classroom. For more info, please visit: http://www.oit.edu
Portfolium is the world’s fastest growing Student Success Network. 3,600+ 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 4.5M+ 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