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Feb 25, 2016
Denise GardnerE-Portfolios: The Way to Engage, Empower, and Connect Students
E-portfolios truly the way to engage, empower and connect students
How do you compete for your students time? Learn how our students became engaged and empowered with a willingness to share and critique their learning and reflections with online e-portfolios.
Eileen DeCourcy, Lenore Duquette and Denise GardnerHumber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
1Engage, empower and connect
Do our assessments and instructional strategies inspire our students?
E-Portfolios definitionAn ePortfolio is a purposeful collection of information and digital artifacts that demonstrates development or evidences learning outcomes, skills or competencies.Cotterill SJ. What is an ePortfolio? ePortfolios 2007, Maastricht.
Teaching portfolioIs a collection of materials aimed at describing your teaching accomplishments and documenting your teaching effectiveness.Your portfolio should be focused on reflection and analysis of your teaching performance and you students learning.
Ideas for content in student portfoliosReese and Levy, (2009) Assessing the Future: Eportfolio Trends, Uses and Options in Higher EducationWhat to include in your portfolio?Faculty CVStatement of your Teaching Approach and Philosophy ( could be text, pictures or a video)Professional Development Plans
E-Portfolios definitionThe process of producing an ePortfolio (writing, typing, recording etc.) requires the: synthesis of ideas, reflection on achievements, self-awareness and forward planning; with the potential for educational, developmental or other benefits.Cotterill SJ. What is an ePortfolio? ePortfolios 2007, Maastricht.
Winter 2011110 students1 programExpansive adoption
Spring 2012778 students9 programsHRT Programs using e-portfolios Student samplesHow they began their journey at humber
Reflections during challenging times
Reflection via pictures
3rd attempt Getting tighter on presentationStrengths quest
Faculty portfoliosAnne Cramer, Business FacultyAnne CramerProfessor, Fashion Arts HomeDone with Weebly.comAlso google sites, wix.comBenefits to faculty of having students make a portfolioSupports assessment and critical thinking development in students.Assists in writing recommendation letters.Facilitates student advising.Supports internal and external departmental review.
Reese and Levy, (2009) Assessing the Future: Eportfolio Trends, Uses and Options in Higher Education
Benefits to student learning:
Increases critical thinking in terms of abilities and personal growth.Connects theory and practice.Increases opportunities for scholarly writing.Showcase for employers when they graduate.Provide ongoing experience with reflective practice.
E-portfolios are a fantastic tool to us understand "where we are in our teaching, where they need to go and how best to get there" (Barrett, 2005)