Motivis Revs Competency Ed Platform
Motivis Learning is unveiling
the second iteration of Unity, its learning relationship management
designed strictly for competency-based education, Unity 2.0.
Motivis Learning, a spinoff
first developed at the University of Southern New Hampshire in
2014, is an
online social networking tool and software platform that allows
K-12 and higher education — to create private branded communities that
students, faculty and administrators can use to connect and collaborate.
To students, Unity appears to
be more like a social network than a traditional learning management
After logging in, students immediately see an activity feed showing
current status of their projects, goals and feedback from instructors.
on the right side lists connections and a to-do list. A bar along the
tracks progress toward mastering competencies.
In the system's "back office,"
faculty members and administrators have access to a stream of data
students do inside the system — everything from assignments they have
to surveys they have answered and the amount of time spent with
In addition to that, Unity
2.0 will now:
- Have an integrated case
management system that allows users to create, edit comment on and
- Integrate an institution's
style guide to customize every page with logos, images and colors; and
- Keep users up to date on
campus activities on a new homepage that, along with the pre-existing
feed, will provide upcoming events, current news and a Twitter feed.
"We have redesigned Unity
from the student's perspective so that institutions can deliver an
community that matches that of an on-campus community," said Motivis
CEO and Founder Brian Peddle. "Unity helps students stay connected to
from the time they apply all the way through to becoming an alumnus."
Institutions can download
Unity 2.0 for free on Salesforce AppExchange or consult with Motivis
service team about implementation and configuration.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.