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Digication provides a web-based learning management system and e-Portfolio and assessment management system to colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and professional organizations. The web-based course management software allows faculty members to create and manage course content, as well as share and view student contributions. Digication was first launched in 2004 at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for the sharing of rich media works by the students.
Digication began as a research project in the founders' own classrooms in 2001 and was commercially released in 2004. Digication e-Portfolios were used for collaborative learning, sharing work, and showing future employers student creations.
Digication has evolved significantly since its release in 2004. Digication now includes Assessment Management. It has also notably expanded its client base and is used by faculty and students in several thousand schools in both the U.S. and abroad, including Boston University, Otis College of Art and Design, and Yale School of Music.
Founder Jeffrey Yan states that using a Digication e-Portfolio can be used for "the metacognitive process of...learning," in addition to a "career showcase tool." Digication also features a "snapshot," or a static saved copy of an e-Portfolio submission, so that a student's progress throughout a course can be archived and assessed over time.