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CIS Presentation on Eportfolios (by Walter's Angels)

CIS Presentation on Eportfolios (by Walter's Angels)

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  • 1. Eportfolios Joyce Tse, Jessica Yin, Walter Zielkowski, Katie Alarcon, Sharon Song
  • 2.
    • An online collection of your academic work based on Wordpress
      • Essays
      • Photography
      • Videos
      • Blogs
      • Short stories
      • Poetry
    What is it?
  • 3. Let’s take a look at what it is…
  • 4. What is it?
    • Blogs
      • Interdisciplinary Class Blog
    • Forums
      • Friendly discussion and networking
    • Groups
      • Stay connected to your peers in special interest groups
        • e.x. through clubs, societies, class groups
  • 5. Role in the Classroom
    • Used as an overall assessment for students, teachers, and institution
    • An alternative to paper-based classroom portfolios
    • Main instrument used in an online class environment
  • 6. Role in the Classroom: Students
    • Collect and reflect on self work
      • Manage work in an organized setting
    • Showcase achievements
    • Interact with other students and professors: effective communication and networking tool
    • Allow assessments and comments from outside classroom
  • 7. Role in the Classroom: Instructor
    • Ability to review individual student work in an organized manner
    • Comment and score students’ work outline
    • Better communication with students and more precise assessment
    • Create joint projects with other instructors
    • Effective way to show the outside world what the class was doing
  • 8. Role in the Classroom: Overall Institution
    • Collect students’ work for outcome assessments
    • Generate reports based on overall progress found in various ePortfolios used in the institutional setting
      • Export raw data for further analysis on both students and teachers
    • Improve institution's reputation
    • Create a network for its students
  • 9. Role in the Classroom: Examples
    • Cultural Encounters:
      • Professor Roslyn’s Bernstein’s course blog for the “Arts in NYC” seminar, with art reviews, student projects, class discussion, and lots of comments
    • Honors Thesis Colloquium
      • Professor Lee Quinby’s course blog for the Honors Thesis Colloquium.
    • Online Course: Alternate Worlds
    • Possible CIS Course
  • 10. Role in Other Settings: Continuing Professional Development
    • Use to document ongoing professional growth in a field and support in continuing education
    • Network with past colleagues and create new connections with updates
  • 11. Role in Other Settings: Within an Organization
    • Blog updates among colleagues within a business
      • Allow management to keep track of ongoings within the organization
    • Announce news and updates to the public
    • Examples to be used in educational settings in other ways:
      • Student Life
      • Career Service
  • 12. Role in Other Settings: Resume/Job Search
    • Used as an online portfolio to showcase work, skills, experience, background information to future potential employers through:
      • Resume
      • Art portfolio
      • Writing samples
    • Used as a record of self-accomplishment
  • 13. Role in Other Settings: Personal Blog
    • Personal blog with the Wordpress platform
      • Every day life blogging
        • Special events
        • Study Abroad
      • Classroom-related updates
      • Job-related issues
    • Network with people with similar interests
    • Express personal opinions within an own personal online space with privacy settings
  • 14. A Word with Dr. Ugoretz
    • Director of technology at Macaulay Honors College
      • Monitors eportfolio system
      • Researches new pug-ins to allow students to upload various media
      • Compared to other similar platforms (OSPI, Digication, John Hopkins eportfolios, Epsilen)
    • Future developments
      • Addition of live “newsfeed”
      • New default theme
    • Introduced ITFs (Information Technology Fellows)
    “ Eportfolios went beyond my expectations. Professors started to use them in the classroom as well! ” – Dr. Joseph Ugoretz
  • 15. Advantages vs. Disadvantages
    • Advantages
    • Paperless = environmentally friendly
    • No worries of losing or misplacing files
    • Better interface than Blackboard
    • Can have additional plug-ins for further enhancements
    • Simple platform = easily accessible
    • Allow for privacy settings
    • Disadvantages
    • Restricted to Internet
      • - Reliance on computers
    • Learning curve, requires more technical knowledge in order to start running smoothly
      • - Additional plug-ins are required
    • Information is exposed to the world if no privacy settings are set
    • Compatibility issues with different browsers & operating systems
    • Expense of online storage
  • 16. Suggestions/Improvements
    • Better marketing in educational settings (more word-of-mouth)
    • Better and more prominent interface
      • Attractive design
      • User-friendly (plug-ins)
    • Add and promote more features
      • Specifically for educational purposes
      • Linking to email updates and other sites, i.e. Facebook
        • New online campus
  • 17. Future Outlook
    • An alternative to Blackboard
    • Communication between students outside of classroom setting
      • Student Life, student clubs
    • Use for administrative purposes
      • Career Offices
    • Online community expanding beyond college years
      • More professional way of networking
  • 18. End.
    • Thank you!