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Cloud Computing & FERPA – Chief Privacy Officer at DE Weighs In

There is a real nice interview posted on Linkedin with Kathleen Styles, the Chief Privacy Officer at the Department of Education: Interview with Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education The interview covers storing student data in cloud based services and issues related to FERPA.

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Mentor Components

In addition to having the only fully integrated assessment, course management and portfolio system, Mentor provides several additional components to support academic reporting needs. First, Mentor has a full faculty activity reporting system. Built on a full bibliographic database, the faculty activity reporting system handles publications of all kinds, conference presentations, invited lectures and seminars, artistic expressions, grants, honors, awards and educational...

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Mentor Project Manager

Here is a unique idea and I bet your course management system doesn't have this: a full project manager. Here is the problem. Students are often assigned to work in groups but it is very difficult for an instructor to see what is going on inside the group and who in the group is doing what and carrying their load. The Mentor Project Manager is a sub-system that can be attached to any assignment in the Mentor course management system. The instructor defines the student groups and adds...

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Mentor is all about Integration

When we developed Mentor, we set out to build a platform for education that integrates pedagogy and assessment into one seamless package.   The history of assessment management tools is based on the failure of course management systems to recognize that the teaching and learning environment they create is the central place for assessment work to take place.  As a result of the failure of course management systems to recognize this, two things happened.  Assessment data management systems...

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