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  • 1. E-Portfolios: Educational Policy, Prospects, & Issues Raj Mehta, PhD Richard Robles, MS, MBA Jennifer Colley, LEED AP BD+C Nathan Hammitt, LEED GA National Association of Schools of Art & Design Annual Conference October 14, 2010 Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 2. About the University of Cincinnatis Honors Program An academically challenging environment where passionate professors and peers inspire one another to learn more, do more and be more. Students are given freedom to explore interests and support to achieve goals and dreams. Top 5% of UC undergraduate students, from across colleges and disciplines are challenged through honors seminars and experiential learning projects focused on community engagement, global studies, leadership, and research & creative arts Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 3. What is a Learning Portfolio The Learning Portfolio is a exible, evidence-based tool that engages students in a process of continuous reection and collaborative analysis of learning. As written text, electronic display or other creative project, the portfolio captures the scope, richness, and relevance of students learning. The portfolio focuses on purposefully and collaboratively selected reections and evidence for both improvement and assessment of students learning - John Zubizarreta Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 4. Electronic Portfolios (E-Portfolios) Purposeful collection of student work that exhibits student effort, progress, and achievement of competency(ies) Through a course or over time The portfolio includes An established purpose Criteria for selection and assessment Evidence of work Student reections In the end, the portfolio provides a richer picture of student performance Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 5. Impact on the Learning Process Capturing and storing evidence, encouraging planning and reecting Scaffolds learning until students are condent to work independently Possibility to support faculty and peer feedback and collaboration Potential connection in using social software tools Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 6. Impact on Learning Outcomes Support curriculum outcomes Learners develop technical skills through purposeful activity Progress and attainment are more obvious Allows for experimentation for creativity when scaffolded with faculty expertise Institution capable of efciently viewing results Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 7. Benets Within Integrative Learning Portfolios can be used to foster integration: Within and across disciplines Between curriculum & co-curriculum Between academic and professional knowledge practice At individual and institutional levels - AAC&U, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 8. Evolution of the E-Portfolio Presentation Working Portfolio Portfolio Formative assessment Summative Assessment FOR assessment learning Assessment OF Portfolio as PROCESS learning A developing, reective Portfolio as Product story A reective story for an audience Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 9. E-Portfolio Model for Learning Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 10. Student Insights & Portfolios Thursday, October 14, 2010
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  • 13. Impact & Implications of Practice Functionality, appearance and assessment carry equal weight Students question benets and uses Value is demonstrated through frequent, thoughtful and creative use Multiple e-portfolio systems within one university is a continuing challenge Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 14. Propositions on E-Portfolio Assessment & Evaluation For meaningful assessment, interaction of pieces of evidence within an e- portfolio is more important than single pieces of evidence Reection on pieces of evidence within an e-portfolio (and on the e-portfolio as a whole) provides information for assessment that does not pull apart from other means E-portfolios enable meaningful comparison of student learning across institutions without standardization The material practice of e-portfolio composition generates distinctive knowledge about learning Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 15. Resources www.iwebfolio.com/public/roblesra www.iwebfolio.com/public/colleyja www.iwebfolio.com/public/hammerhammitt Inter/National Coalition for E-Portfolio Research- www.ncepr.org The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning- www.aaeebl.org Becta (UK Government Agency)- becta.org.uk Electronic Portfolio Action & Communication- epac.pbworks.com Association of American Colleges & Universities- www.aacu.org/peerreview/ pr-wi09/pr-wi09_index.cfm Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 16. E-Portfolios: Educational Policy, Prospects, & Issues Raj Mehta, PhD Richard Robles, MS, MBA Jennifer Colley, LEED AP BD+C Nathan Hammitt, LEED GA National Association of Schools of Art & Design Annual Conference October 14, 2010 Thursday, October 14, 2010