E-Portfolios and Assesment: Introduction to iWebfolioPresentation Transcript
An Introduction to iWebfolio
Assessment Issues for HLC
How do institutions ensure they are capturing all the knowledge they instill in students for assessment purposes?
Two Broad Categories of Knowledge
Knowledge expressed through words, numbers or other written forms.
Easier to capture, easy to communicate and record.
Knowledge gained through experience and observation.
Very difficult to capture and express.
How do we convert tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge in an organized way for archiving and assessment?
Capturing Tacit Knowledge
E-Portfolios and Knowledge Capture
E-Portfolios : a multimedia format that allows both explicit and tacit knowledge to be recorded, archived and assessed.
Gives students a deliverable
Makes them the performer, not the audience
Can help develop critical thinking skills
Moves the student from memorization to learning
Helps students recognize the wealth of open educational resources (OER) available to assist the learning process
AAEEBL CollabTech 2010
A record of most forms of knowledge instilled by the program
Ease of use
Little additional faculty work
Students own and are responsible for content
Development of templates
Review of portfolios
Built-in report generation that assists in assessment, and future planning
What Are the Benefits to the Institution?
Additional methods of assessment for accreditation
Potential for increased retention of students
Potential for increased student satisfaction
“ LaGuardia has created one of the country’s largest ePortfolio initiatives. Since 2002, more than 17,000 LaGuardia students have built ePortfolios. The LaGuardia ePortfolio project speaks directly to … the power and importance of embodied pedagogy, pedagogy that links the cognitive to the affective, the academic to the personal.”
Engagement and Critical Thinking
How much has your coursework emphasized synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences in new ways?
Engagement, Reflection & Self-Understanding
How much has your experience in this course contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in understanding yourself?
Semester Retention and Cumulative 2 year Retention
What are the other uses of an E-Portfolio for students?
Student Career Development (career portfolio)
Graduate School Applications
What an E-Portfolio is Not…
An E-Portfolio is not a Course Management System.
It is not a system to be used short term and then abandoned.