Rockland Community College (RCC) has chosen Portfolium’s Student Success Network to provide students with the ability to showcase competencies gained through their co-curricular and curricular experiences in a lifelong ePortfolio which is searchable by employers. Students will be able to display their learning artifacts backed by evidence-based assessment, earn digital badges and micro-credentials, and use their portfolio to connect with employers.
Portfolium’s ePortfolio platform and assessment software will initially be utilized to support RCC career programs, including automotive, graphic design, culinary arts, and more, in an effort to promote career skills and professional development. Utilizing Portfolium’s Badgelink technology, RCC students will be able to automatically earn digital badges for skills learned in the classroom and display them in their ePortfolio.
Sue Deer, Provost and Executive Vice President of Rockland Community College, says the reason for choosing Portfolium was because, “not only can students take it with them when they leave Rockland Community College, but they can also illustrate all their learned skills through artifacts and digital badges, as well as keep everything they accomplish and learn all in one place. It will help students become real world ready when it comes to career readiness.”
Faculty and staff will also benefit from the partnership through Portfolium’s full-integration with RCC’s current learning management system, Blackboard Learn. This integration will allow the assessment of course assignments to count towards digital badging pathways in Portfolium. In the future, this integration will also allow RCC to perform course, program, and institution-wide learning outcome assessment for all students once expanded campus-wide.
“As a student success platform, we value our ability to scale across campuses, especially when it can be used to target specific career preparation programs,” said Troy Markowitz, Vice President of Academic Partnerships, “If our service can help any college student turn a dream into a career, then we know we’ve done our job.”
ABOUT ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Rockland Community College is a community college in Ramapo, New York. It is part of the State University of New York. The college, established in 1959, became the 18th community college to join the SUNY system. The college offers 51 programs and offers associate degrees and certificates. Rockland has the third highest transfer rate in the SUNY system. For more info, please visit: http://www.sunyrockland.edu/
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