By: Wayne D’Orio
12/08/2018 on Getting Smart
…Howlett remembers how students would dispute hours and her secretary would constantly be chasing down slips of paper from forgetful teenagers. Now, she and Loew both use x2VOL, an online platform to not only mark service hours but also collect reflections. Students can pull their service transcripts and records from the site and submit the information for college applications, Howlett says…Read full article here.
11/26/2018 on Comstock
….So in 2016, CRANE seized the chance to sign on with a Texas-based tech company called Nepris that sets up these virtual classroom conversations. Since then, through CRANE’s Nepris subscription, about 100 local teachers have connected their classes with about 40 area industries, Stymeist estimates….Read full article here.
Fixing the Integration Gap Between LMS and Video Conferencing Improves the Online Instruction Experience
Dennis Pierce on The Tech Edvocate
…California’s community college system has found a solution to this problem. The state, via CCC TechConnect, has partnered with a technology provider called CirQlive to make audio and video conferences through its conferencing platform fully integrated into the LMS the college is using…Read full article here.
By Derek Newton
04/05/2018 on Forbes
…“We’ve known for some time that colleges strongly consider community service in admissions decisions,” Michele Pitman, the Founder & CEO, intelliVOL, maker of x2VOL, said. “We’ve just never really known how much of an influence it is – and so this is great news for students who now have the ability to demonstrate who they are outside of the classroom,” she said….Read full article here.
…In February this year, Turnitin announced plans to crack down on contract cheating. Its proposed solution, authorship investigation, hopes to automate a process familiar to any human marker: detecting major shifts in individual students’ writing style that may point to help from a third party…Read full article here.
By Jinal Jhaveri
10/04/2018 on Hechinger Report
…These three issues — application, language and transparency — are keys to moving the growing marketplace of school choice into one of genuine school opportunity. But opportunity and choice remain separate ideas and accomplishments, and about that we must remain clear….Read full article here.
10/03/2018 on Global and Banking Finance Review
… Under the Turnitin umbrella, Gradescopes tools combine this commitment to authenticity with efficient, unbiased, and consistent evaluations for any assignment type, including paper-based problem sets, computer code, and engineering diagrams…Read full article here.