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Purdue University Calumet Announces Partnership with Seelio

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Career-minded Purdue University Calumet students intent on impressing prospective employers with the fruits of their Purdue education will be able to do so in a more revealing and accessible manner, thanks to a new high tech resource that goes beyond the traditional résumé.

Purdue Calumet announced this morning that it has contracted with Seelio to enable students to showcase their academic accomplishments and provide immediate access to projects and publications via multi-media online portfolios. Essentially, students will be able to use their portfolio to readily demonstrate successful hands-on learning.

With experiential learning a requirement of all Purdue Calumet undergraduates, the opportunity for students to present evidence of related learning they have applied effectively in a real world environment is important, according to Peggy Gerard, Purdue Calumet vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost.

Portfolio of successful learning

“Students who develop an online portfolio can distinguish themselves by capturing evidence of their successful learning,” she said. “Within a competitive job market, students can use such a portfolio effectively during an interview to show employers in an easy to access manner real examples of their educational achievements and application.”

Since September 2014, students in experiential learning courses have been using Seelio to document learning and bring their skills to life with rich, digital portfolios. More than 300 students in disciplines from nursing to engineering have created 1,400+ pieces of content on Seelio, showcasing the unique aspects of experiential learning at Purdue Calumet.

In addition to making it easier for students to capture in-class learning, Purdue Calumet also has leveraged Seelio to connect students with regional industry partners at university events like Technology Day and gatherings of academic and industry leaders.

Presenting to prospective employers

Junior Matthew Dombrowski was offered the opportunity to present his portfolio to 14 industry leaders at the College of Technology’s Dean’s Executive Council meeting last fall.

“The opportunity to actually show future employers my work instead of trying to explain it to them on a résumé is truly amazing,” Dombrowski said. “It really gives people in fields like mine the chance to showcase their best work and actually show people what they are capable of doing.”

Going forward, students in Purdue Calumet’s College of Business; College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science; College of Technology; College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Honors College will have access to Seelio’s technology and services. Opportunities are expected to expand to additional students over the next four years.

Connecting learning experiences with learning objectives

Purdue Calumet also will be able to collect students’ learning experiences and map them against learning objectives to better understand how curricula of various programs are preparing students to be successful.

Seelio CEO and Cofounder Moses Lee said, “We know how important it is to prepare students for success. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Purdue Calumet so students across campus can prepare for their careers from day one and graduate with the ability to present and showcase their important experiential learning.”


Note: This post was originally released via Purdue University Calumet’s Campus News.

To see Purdue Calumet on Seelio, visit www.seelio.com/g/purduecal. To learn more, please contact Emily Keller-Logan, Seelio’s director of marketing and communications, at emily(at)seelio(dot)com, or Wes Lukoshus, Purdue Calumet’s assistant vice chancellor of marketing and communications, at lukoshus(at)purduecal(dot)edu.

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Seelio Now Available to All Students at The University of Toledo

We’re excited to announce that The University of Toledo (UT) has launched Seelio campus-wide!

Last year, the University of Toledo partnered with Seelio to bring its technology and services to the Jesup Scott Honors College and College of Communication and the Arts for faculty members to incorporate portfolios into their classrooms and for students to have a place to document their experiential learning. Deans, students, and faculty members embraced it, leading to this month’s enterprise agreement. See some of their feedback along the way:

Quote from Dr. Lakeesha Ransom, Dean of the Jesup Scott Honors College

 

Quote from UT student, Abigail Dudek

 

Quote from Debra Davis, Dean of College of Communication and the Arts

 

Quote from UT student, Caroline Jardine

 

 

As an enterprise campus with Seelio, The University of Toledo gains access to data visualization tools, learning management and student information system integrations, a dedicated UT community on Seelio, as well as dedicated service support for portfolio implementation across all colleges.

Now, every student at The University of Toledo can access special community features and faculty across colleges can work with Seelio’s Educational Service Team to integrate Seelio into their courses. UT students and faculty can get started by visiting utoledo.seelio.com.

To learn more about how The University of Toledo expanded Seelio’s student lifecycle portfolios from two colleges to an entire campus, request a copy of our case study.

 

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