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Best Works Processes For Using E Portfolios And A Wiki To Showcase, Exchange, And Evaluate Information. Mc Haney And Williams

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ePortfolios and Wikis both allow collection of best works and information, continuous updating, and easy peer feedback. …

ePortfolios and Wikis both allow collection of best works and information, continuous updating, and easy peer feedback.
Northwestern State University adopted guidelines for ePortfolios by adult students to showcase their work. The ePortfolios, are evaluated by faculty to award credit.
Kansas State University developed the ELearning and Teaching Exchange (ELATE) Wiki to provide a platform for faculty and other interested individuals to share teaching and learning best practices and to build upon each others contributions.
This panel will demonstrate the uses of these applications and how they can enhance information sharing.


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  • 1. BEST WORKS: PROCESSES FOR USING EPORTFOLIOS AND A WIKI TO SHOWCASE, EXCHANGE, AND EVALUATE INFORMATION Moderator: Ellen Stauffer, Program Coordinator, Kansas State University Presenters: P t Roger McHaney, Professor, Kansas State University Darlene Williams, Vice President for Technology, Research, and Economic Development, Northwestern State University (LA)
  • 2. ABSTRACT  ePortfolios and Wikis both allow collection of best works and information, continuous updating, and easy peer feedback.  Northwestern State University adopted guidelines for ePortfolios by adult students to showcase their work The work. ePortfolios, are evaluated by faculty to award credit.  Kansas State University developed the ELearning and Teaching Exchange (ELATE) Wiki to provide a platform for faculty and other interested individuals to share teaching and learning best practices and to build upon each others contributions.  This panel will demonstrate the uses of these applications and how they can enhance information sharing.
  • 3. NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA Prior Learning Assessment and ePortfolios P tf li Northwestern State University adopted guidelines for ePortfolios by adult students to showcase their work. The ePortfolios, ePortfolios are evaluated by faculty to award credit. credit Darlene Williams, Vice President for Technology, Research, and Economic Development, gy p Northwestern State University (LA)
  • 4. CALL TO ACTION  The Board of Regents: New Master Plan  One Goal: Increase number of degrees and certificates by 10,000 by the year 2015 10 000  Action Strategy targets adult learners  609,789 adults - some college but no degree  944,968 adults - high school diploma or GED g
  • 5. BACKGROUND: “CALL” ESTABLISHED CALL  CALL Program  Continuum C ti for All Louisiana Learners (2006) f L i i L  Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (2008)  Partners:  Northwestern State University  Bossier Parish Community College  SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)  Louisiana Board of Regents  CERT (Consortium for Education, Research, and Technology) Expanded to include 4 additional institutions (2008) Further expansion to occur in 2009 through RFP
  • 6. NORTHWESTERN STATE PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT (PLA) PROGRAM GUIDELINES Northwestern State uses the academic guidelines developed by CAEL and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in awarding credit. dit Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of earning credit for college-level learning acquired through work, training, g g q g , g, volunteering, or personal experiences. Credit may be earned through a variety of methods to include challenge exams for NSU courses, courses credit for military experience, national exams such as experience CLEP, and portfolio assessment of prior college-level learning.
  • 7. NORTHWESTERN STATE PROGRAM COMPONENTS Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 PLA Professional Development for Faculty Initiated f f Fall 2009 – 50+ Faculty Prepared to Evaluate Portfolios Northwestern uses the portfolio assessment method to assess some college-level learning acquired through work, training college level work training, volunteering, or personal experiences for CALL students. Tool: iWebfolio (Online Portfolio System) Course: IDS 3000 (Interdisciplinary Studies) Student Support: Advisor, Course Instructor, PLA Advocates (2) (3Hr Credit Course. Included as a part of the degree program)
  • 8. NSU’S PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT PROCESS PLA Advocate Involvement Portfolio Student Contact Assessment with Advisor PLA Advocate: Essential Part of the Process and Continuouslyy Involved PLA Advocate PLA Advocate Involvement Involvement Online Course Advisor Enrolls and Electronic Student Portfolio System Reference: Handout
  • 9. PORTFOLIO APPROVAL PROCESS Form Submitted to Advisor and Dean Form Submitted to Registrar to Award Credit Approved Portfolio Approval Form Submitted to Student and PLA Advocate with Recommended Modifications Process PLA Advocate Follow-Up with Student Not Approved 2 Weeks to Complete Modifications 30-day Evaluation Period for Evaluator PLA Advocate Notifies Department Portfolio Reassessed If Approved – Follow Approval Process If Not Approved – Portfolio cannot be Submitted for Credit for this Course, but may Attempt a New Course
  • 10. IDS 3000 SAMPLE COURSE ACTIVITIES  Class Introduction  Draft Portfolio Abstract  Past and present educational experiences  Personal and professional short  Work experience and long-term goals  Career goals and plan to achieve them  PLA Essay Outline  Personal statement of educational goals  PLA essay including the four  Janet Colvin – responding to educational components of the Kolb model goals g l questions ti  Concrete Experience  Prior Learning Inventory and Rationale for PLA Abstract Conceptualization Active Experimentation  Reference significant educational or training Reflective Observation experience  Concrete Experience Essay  Credit is awarded for learning  Concrete experience  David Kolb learning style scores and  Kolb's learning model: What did reflections you do? What actions did you  Professional Autobiography take? Verbs used: worked, created,  Education prepared, implemented,  Professional experience conducted, produced  Military experience  Training experience  Teaching experience
  • 11. PORTFOLIO SYSTEM NSU chose iWebfolio for the following reasons:  Access anywhere, anytime  Individuals control and present their own content  Share content with anyone for any amount of time  Control access to content  Unlimited portfolio collections  Store any type of digital media
  • 12. PORTFOLIO SYSTEM
  • 13. LESSONS LEARNED THAT IMPACT CAMPUS ADOPTION •Initiate discussions with key constituents early Campus •Must have buy-in •Sr. Administrators Constituents •Deans, Department Heads, Faculty, Advisors •Support Units – Registrar, Veteran Affairs, IT, etc. •If partnering with 2- or 4-year institution – helpful to hold joint meetings j g Partnerships •Develop policies/procedures “together” •Establish campus departmental “partnerships” Professional •Provide ongoing opportunities for professional Development D l t development for faculty reviewers
  • 14. LESSONS LEARNED THAT IMPACT STUDENTS • Be prepared to embrace change Adult Friendly • Adult students will find out very quickly if you are “adult friendly” or not • Understand that policies and procedures may have to be amended– and it’s okay! Policies and •EEnsure th t everyone i knowledgeable about that is k l dg bl b t Procedures new policies: “Spread the Word” • Make policies and procedures readily available to students •Make an investment in support if resources are not readily available Support •Enlist PLA Advocates or Advisors that understand adult students
  • 15. STUDENT TESTIMONIAL  "Through CALL, I have been able to take classes that were offered in four and eight week formats, which really made it much easier to learn by concentrating on one course for a shorter period of time. I was also able t earn work credit h bl to k dit hours andd experiential credit hours by providing portfolios documenting previous work experience relating to specific courses." Phyllis Edwards NSU, Spring 2009 NSU Graduate
  • 16. CELEBRATE SUCCESS Fall 2009: F ll 2009 Northwestern State had the largest CALL enrollment in the state –351 adult students and now has 109 CALL graduates.
  • 17. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ELATEwiki Electronic Learning and Teaching Exchange Kansas State University developed the ELearning and Teaching Exchange (ELATE) Wiki to provide a platform for faculty and other interested individuals to share teaching and learning best practices and to build upon each others contributions. Roger McHaney, Professor Kansas State University McHaney Professor,
  • 18. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ELATEwiki, the Electronic Learning And Teaching Exchange
  • 19. WHAT IS ELATEWIKI?
  • 20. WHAT IS ELATEWIKI?  Repository, Knowledgebase, Textbook Repository Knowledgebase  Community, Sharing, Persistence CCreative, S Synergy, G Growing
  • 21. BACKGROUND  K-State’s Distance Education Leadership group wanted to L d hi t dt better support e-learning faculty members  Geographically dispersed faculty members often ‘reinvented the wheel’  No clear way of acquiring knowledge of successful practices employed by colleagues  Many felt isolated from the educational endeavors of the campus colleagues
  • 22. BACKGROUND  Late 2008, administrative support and a small budget were acquired  Early 2009, small team began to plan, create, and launch an e- learning wiki  Chose Mediawiki as platform  Envisioned as internal to K-State but broadened to anyone with interest in higher education  Web presence established Jan. 23, 2009  March 23rd 2009 opened to public  October 14, 2009, hosted 30,000 i it 30 000th visitor Pictured here are (from top left to top right): Dr. Bettie Minshall and Ron Jackson. In the front row are Ellen Stauffer, Dr. Roger McHaney, and Lynda Spire. (Not pictured are Dr. Shalin Hai-Jew and Josh Works).
  • 23. ONTOLOGY  Provides users with order  Comfortable way to tag contributions  Simple starting point that can expand as the site evolves  Enable potential users to develop initial contribution
  • 24. TEMPLATES Provide a mechanism for easy page creation and consistency. Written in Mediawiki script language.
  • 25. CATEGORIES Provide a mechanism for tagging topics
  • 26. OVERSIGHT AND QUALITY •Establish Wikikeeper (as opposed to Wikimaster) •Initial vigilance and human oversight I iti l i il dh i ht •Maintenance of academically sound contents
  • 27. SPECIAL FEATURES  Images [[Image:elatelogogreenth.PNG]]
  • 28. SPECIAL FEATURES  Images  Videos <videoflash>1oidDev9-WA</videoflash>
  • 29. SPECIAL FEATURES  Images  Videos  Li Live Websites <anyweb>http://tetcos.com/software.html</anyweb>
  • 30. SPECIAL FEATURES  Images  Videos  Li Live Websites  Scribd Documents
  • 31. SPECIAL FEATURES  Images  Videos  Li Live Websites  Scribd Documents  RECAPTCHA
  • 32. CREATING A NEW PAGE
  • 33. CREATING A NEW PAGE WIKIMEDIA SCRIPT for PROMPT
  • 34. CREATING A NEW PAGE WIKIMEDIA SCRIPT for PROMPT
  • 35. CREATING A NEW PAGE WIKIMEDIA SCRIPT for PROMPT
  • 36. INFORMATION RESOURCES Growing List of Topics
  • 37. FUTURE  ELATEWIKI: THE BOOK  PROBLEMS/SOLUTIONS PAGE  MORE CATEGORIES and TOPICS d
  • 38. JOIN ELATEWIKI! HTTP://ELATEWIKI.ORG
  • 39. THANK YOU Roger McHaney, Professor, Kansas State University Darlene Williams Vice President for Technology Research, and Economic Williams, Technology, Research Development, Northwestern State University (LA)