Chalk & Wire Enhances its Experiential Learning Suite Helping Students Find Diverse Learning Opportunities

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Leading Higher Education Assessment Provider Helps Institutions Organize, Track and Report on Student Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom

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“Our goal was to build a tool that would facilitate broad and diverse experiential learning possibilities, while giving institutions the flexibility to manage a vast number of placements without a large overhead,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire.

Supporting students’ professional learning experiences, Chalk & Wire, the most trusted higher education assessment provider, today announced major updates to its Experiential Learning Suite including increased customization for tracking purposes, robust reporting capabilities, support for multiple stakeholders and reusable templates. The new features help students find diverse learning experiences including service learning, internships, field placements and clinical rounds, while saving administrators valuable time when placing students and tracking their progress.

The enhanced Experiential Learning Suite now includes complete customization to accommodate a wide range of field placements and internships. For example, administrators can add custom fields to precisely address local field experience data collection requirements. They can also add multiple, unique stakeholders to placement templates for different groups of learners. This enables the field experience management processes to vary significantly from program to program across a campus while at the same time adapting the solution to meet state or national requirements.

“Our goal was to build a tool that would facilitate broad and diverse experiential learning possibilities, while giving institutions the flexibility to manage a vast number of placements without a large overhead,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire. “The feedback received from employers related to students’ outside learning activities gives institutions deep insight into the success of their curriculum and mission.”

An intuitive importing user interface allows administrators to bring existing Field Placement data into the Chalk & Wire system quickly and easily. Chalk & Wire also gives institutions the ability to expand their database of placements organically. As students propose new learning opportunities, they are formally vetted by the institution and then added to Chalk & Wire’s platform for future students.

Additionally, by utilizing Bing Maps directly with the portal, Chalk & Wire helps students find learning opportunities that are within a reasonable distance and suitable with their lifestyle needs.

For more information, visit http://www.chalkandwire.com.

About Chalk & Wire
With a market-changing, research-based approach to higher education assessment, Chalk & Wire has helped institutions demonstrate student competency and improve the evaluation of learning outcomes for nearly 20 years. To increase the validity of assessment data, Chalk & Wire’s market-leading assessment platform is built on its CoreValidity process, which drives alignment between faculty and leadership through a unified assessment language and raises inter-rater reliability earlier in the process. Chalk & Wire takes a consultative approach to helping institutions prove their value and efficacy as well as their ability to prepare students for their post-graduate pursuits. For more, visit http://www.chalkandwire.com.

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