Campus Projects  presented by Borough of Manhattan Community College LaGuardia Community College City College of New York
Reflection on the Journey:  Looking Back and Forward at ePortfolio in Teacher Education at BMCC Dr. Alyse C. Hachey, Dr. J...
Looking Back on the Past Year <ul><li>As of November 24th, 1232 were listed as ePortfolios users at BMCC. </li></ul><ul><l...
Initial Goals for the Project <ul><li>Overall Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct an assessment of the current ePortfolio ...
Challenges along the Way <ul><li>Issues with Data collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The data collection for the 300 and 400...
Adjustment from Initial Goals <ul><li>Analyzing data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are shifting from quantitative analysis to q...
Highlights of Achievement <ul><li>Our proposal was accepted to join the Making Connections Cohort A during year 2 </li></u...
Lessons Learned <ul><li>We learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have much more to learn about and think about ePortfolios </l...
Looking Forward <ul><li>General refinement based on Feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the results of our study project to...
Acknowledgements <ul><li>The BMCC team wishes to thank the following individuals for supporting its participation and effo...
Campus Projects  presented by City College of New York LaGuardia Community College Borough of Manhattan Community College
Reflection on our Journey The City College of New York Jeffrey Clapp Doris Grasserbauer Ethan Ham Geraldine Murphy Ana Vas...
Our Goals <ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase and Reflection  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art/Digi...
Benchmarks & Progress <ul><li>ePortfolio committee for implementation strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>include faculty, admi...
Benchmarks & Progress  continued <ul><li>Training workshops for Faculty  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to ePortfolios...
Challenges along the Way <ul><li>Different needs from different departments (General Education, Art, English, Education) <...
Statistics on Implementation <ul><li>General Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three  freshmen composition courses </li></ul...
ePortfolio Examples <ul><li>General Education   http://www.epsilen.com/dstephe02   </li></ul><ul><li>Art http://www.epsile...
Lessons Learned / Recommendations <ul><li>Define goals  </li></ul><ul><li>Engage stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Seek upper...
Plans for the Future <ul><li>Continue small scale General Education assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Continue with Epsilen and...
Campus Projects  presented by LaGuardia Community College Borough of Manhattan Community College City College of New York
Department of Education and Language Acquisition Making Connections 2009 Natalie Linton and Carolyn Sterling-Deer 1/16  La...
Contents <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights of  Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Statis...
Vision <ul><li>Infuse ePortfolio technology in Education courses and integrate ePortfolio into the major. </li></ul><ul><l...
Our 3-Year Journey <ul><li>Year One: Create a Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  What should  an Education portfolio look like...
How we got there <ul><li>Year One   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: Develop cogent design for Education portfolio.  </li></ul>...
Challenges <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Can academic majors create their own templates to meet their needs or must the...
Achievement Highlights  <ul><li>Created Education ePortfolio design to suit major </li></ul><ul><li>Created Ed major ePort...
Statistics on Implementation <ul><li>Spring 2007, 1 section, N= 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2008, 7 sections, N= 175 </li>...
Student ePortfolio Samples 9/16  LaGuardia CC
Cont’d … 10/16  LaGuardia CC
Cont’d … 11/16  LaGuardia CC
12/16  LaGuardia CC
13/16  LaGuardia CC
Lessons Learned/ Recommendations <ul><li>Start small and expand: used one section as pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Adjunct train...
What’s Next? Plans for Next Year <ul><li>Linking college-wide and program assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Student presentatio...
Student Responses <ul><li>It [ePortfolio] is a great way of showcasing our work as a (future) educator.  We learned a lot ...
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  1. 1. Campus Projects presented by Borough of Manhattan Community College LaGuardia Community College City College of New York
  2. 2. Reflection on the Journey: Looking Back and Forward at ePortfolio in Teacher Education at BMCC Dr. Alyse C. Hachey, Dr. Jean Plaisir & Dr. Rachel Theilheimer 1/9
  3. 3. Looking Back on the Past Year <ul><li>As of November 24th, 1232 were listed as ePortfolios users at BMCC. </li></ul><ul><li>Focused attention on ECE ePortfolios prompted an overall assessment of the ECE program, generating new learning outcomes for all ECE classes that align with the standards addressed in the ePortfolios. </li></ul><ul><li>The team conducted a multi-phase research study to assess key aspects of the current ePortfolio implementation in order to help refine the program. </li></ul><ul><li>The team has begun disseminating ePortfolio information to other department colleagues at the College and at national conferences. </li></ul><ul><li>The Making Connections seminar series was beneficial in helping the team focus on areas of the current ePortfolio program that need further consideration. </li></ul>2/9
  4. 4. Initial Goals for the Project <ul><li>Overall Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct an assessment of the current ePortfolio program to help generate much-needed feedback in order to advance student learning and engagement through ePortfolio creation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain feedback from current 300 and 400-level students on: perceived connections between ePortfolios and class content, usefulness as a reflection tool, platform usability and perception of value at graduation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain feedback from recent graduates on: usefulness at senior college level, usefulness in employment seeking situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain feedback from senior colleges on: expectations of first two year portfolio development, how BMCC ePortfolios are being utilized, how the current program can become more useful at the senior college level. </li></ul></ul>3/9
  5. 5. Challenges along the Way <ul><li>Issues with Data collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The data collection for the 300 and 400-level students took longer than planned, delaying coding and analysis. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We received a very low response rates from graduates on the mailed survey. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have had difficulty scheduling interviews with senior colleges due to the busy schedules of all of the stake- holders. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysis of data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are behind on this part of the project, although it is progressing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are still working on how best to analyze the data. </li></ul></ul>4/9
  6. 6. Adjustment from Initial Goals <ul><li>Analyzing data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are shifting from quantitative analysis to qualitative analysis for the graduate surveys due to the low response rate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have lengthened the initial proposed timeline of the project as the IRB approval and data collection took longer than expected. </li></ul></ul>5/9
  7. 7. Highlights of Achievement <ul><li>Our proposal was accepted to join the Making Connections Cohort A during year 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Positive aspects of our study: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Received institutional IRB approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created two survey instruments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a 40% return rate on the 300 and 400-level surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1232 people have created ePortfolios as of November 24th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ePortfolios are implemented in all ECE courses (approximately 25 sections per semester) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Outcomes for all ECE courses have been re-designed to align with standards in the ePortfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>85% of Teacher Education faculty have received ePortfolio Training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three presentations were made by the team or team members on ePortfolios to BMCC colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Two national conferences presentations were made on the BMCC ePortfolio program by a team member. </li></ul>6/9
  8. 8. Lessons Learned <ul><li>We learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have much more to learn about and think about ePortfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming together with colleagues who share a similar interest is both professionally and personally rewarding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have many positives in our current program, particularly: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High student ownership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our use of parallel pedagogy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have room for program improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Especially related to transfer </li></ul></ul></ul>7/9
  9. 9. Looking Forward <ul><li>General refinement based on Feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the results of our study project to refine the current program (faculty training, student handouts, platform issues, etc.) to increase student learning and engagement. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ePortfolios and Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The current emphasis of our ePortfolio program is on student ownership and self-assessment. Part of the next phase of program refinement will include discussions on the possibility of using ePortfolios for other, more formal types of assessment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-examining Articulation and Transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the next phase of program refinement will include more discussions with the senior colleges to better align our program and ePortfolios with senior college needs. </li></ul></ul>8/9
  10. 10. Acknowledgements <ul><li>The BMCC team wishes to thank the following individuals for supporting its participation and efforts in the Making Connections project: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Bret Eynon— Making Connections @ LaGuardia </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Judit Török — Making Connections @ LaGuardia </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Sadie Bragg—Provost Office @ BMCC </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Mabel Chee—Grant Office @ BMCC </li></ul>9/9
  11. 11. Campus Projects presented by City College of New York LaGuardia Community College Borough of Manhattan Community College
  12. 12. Reflection on our Journey The City College of New York Jeffrey Clapp Doris Grasserbauer Ethan Ham Geraldine Murphy Ana Vasovic Friday, December 18, 2009 1/9
  13. 13. Our Goals <ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase and Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art/Digital Media, English, Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data collection and storage for longitudinal analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Education, Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One-step-ahead in a digital world with career ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish and/or replace existing portfolios in the digital world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art/Digital Media, Education </li></ul></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday Dec 18, 2009 2/9
  14. 14. Benchmarks & Progress <ul><li>ePortfolio committee for implementation strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>include faculty, administration, IT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Techy subcommittee for platform selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider three platforms (Digication, ExpoLX, Epsilen) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demo each on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Epsilen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment backbone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define proficiencies/learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop rubrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify target courses </li></ul></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday December 18, 2009 3/9
  15. 15. Benchmarks & Progress continued <ul><li>Training workshops for Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to ePortfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies available (Digication, ExpoLX, Epsilen) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training sessions on Epsilen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How-to guides, online resources </li></ul><ul><li>IT support for faculty and students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trained technical support staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pilot in Fall 09 </li></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday December 18, 2009 4/9
  16. 16. Challenges along the Way <ul><li>Different needs from different departments (General Education, Art, English, Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Occasional technology malfunction (Blackboard/ExpoLX) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of technology infrastructure influenced the platform choice </li></ul><ul><li>(only no-maintenance platform an option) </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder turnover </li></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday December 18, 2009 5/9
  17. 17. Statistics on Implementation <ul><li>General Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three freshmen composition courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One graduate course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous courses (TaskStream and other platforms) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For this project with Epsilen: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One graduate course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>13 students </li></ul></ul></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday December 18, 2009 6/9
  18. 18. ePortfolio Examples <ul><li>General Education http://www.epsilen.com/dstephe02 </li></ul><ul><li>Art http://www.epsilen.com/MyPortal/Public/ViewEntry.aspx?blogID=51924&hostUserAccountID=79371&prefix=nhtun00 http://www.epsilen.com/MyPortal/Public/ViewEntry.aspx?blogID=51272&hostUserAccountID=79371&prefix=nhtun00 </li></ul><ul><li>Education http://csauth.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/education/mmcenter/ePortfolio_examples.cfm </li></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday December 18, 2009 7/9
  19. 19. Lessons Learned / Recommendations <ul><li>Define goals </li></ul><ul><li>Engage stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Seek upper level administration support </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing faculty development </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate infrastructure for possible limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure staff support </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot your project </li></ul><ul><li>Build partnerships </li></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday December 18, 2009 8/9
  20. 20. Plans for the Future <ul><li>Continue small scale General Education assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Continue with Epsilen and other platforms within the School of Education </li></ul>Making Connections Seminar - Friday December 18, 2009 9/9
  21. 21. Campus Projects presented by LaGuardia Community College Borough of Manhattan Community College City College of New York
  22. 22. Department of Education and Language Acquisition Making Connections 2009 Natalie Linton and Carolyn Sterling-Deer 1/16 LaGuardia CC
  23. 23. Contents <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights of Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics on Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Student ePortfolio Samples </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned/ Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for Next Year </li></ul>2/16 LaGuardia CC
  24. 24. Vision <ul><li>Infuse ePortfolio technology in Education courses and integrate ePortfolio into the major. </li></ul><ul><li>Guiding Question: How can we use ePortfolio to demonstrate student learning in professional majors? </li></ul>3/16 LaGuardia CC
  25. 25. Our 3-Year Journey <ul><li>Year One: Create a Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li> What should an Education portfolio look like? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year Two: Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How will ePortfolios be delivered to students? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At which points will students deposit to ePortfolio? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Year Three: Refine and Assess </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does ePortfolio articulate program core values, and professional competencies? </li></ul></ul></ul>4/16 LaGuardia CC
  26. 26. How we got there <ul><li>Year One </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: Develop cogent design for Education portfolio. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action: Identify target categories for use in Teacher portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action: Design Education-Appropriate Template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year Two </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: Increase the number of students creating ePortfolios to all sections of Education internship courses as well as New Student Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action: Designate points at which students will deposit work from Education courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action: Strengthen collaborations with technology and fieldwork departments to coordinate ePortfolio implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action: Run pilot course with ‘Studio Hour’ for portfolio development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year Three </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: Train education faculty in ePortfolio development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action: Hold year-long workshops </li></ul></ul>5/16 LaGuardia CC
  27. 27. Challenges <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Can academic majors create their own templates to meet their needs or must they follow an established College design? </li></ul><ul><li>Student Support </li></ul><ul><li>How will students be guided? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will be responsible for development? for assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>How much time will be devoted to ePortfolio development inside and outside of class? </li></ul><ul><li>What resources are available? </li></ul><ul><li>Large-scale implementation </li></ul><ul><li>What resources (lab, etc) are necessary to run ePortfolio in required courses each semester? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there enough labs/technicians to support students and faculty? </li></ul>6/16 LaGuardia CC
  28. 28. Achievement Highlights <ul><li>Created Education ePortfolio design to suit major </li></ul><ul><li>Created Ed major ePortfolio assessment grids for faculty and peer evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Increased student engagement with major through portfolio development </li></ul><ul><li>All education majors create ePortfolios prior to graduation </li></ul>7/16 LaGuardia CC
  29. 29. Statistics on Implementation <ul><li>Spring 2007, 1 section, N= 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2008, 7 sections, N= 175 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2009, 7 sections, N= 200 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2010 (projected), 9 sections, N= 225 </li></ul>8/16 LaGuardia CC
  30. 30. Student ePortfolio Samples 9/16 LaGuardia CC
  31. 31. Cont’d … 10/16 LaGuardia CC
  32. 32. Cont’d … 11/16 LaGuardia CC
  33. 33. 12/16 LaGuardia CC
  34. 34. 13/16 LaGuardia CC
  35. 35. Lessons Learned/ Recommendations <ul><li>Start small and expand: used one section as pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Adjunct training is necessary and ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce students early -> greater commitment to the major </li></ul>14/16 LaGuardia CC
  36. 36. What’s Next? Plans for Next Year <ul><li>Linking college-wide and program assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Student presentations for graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Using ePortfolio for transfer </li></ul>15/16 LaGuardia CC
  37. 37. Student Responses <ul><li>It [ePortfolio] is a great way of showcasing our work as a (future) educator. We learned a lot from it, technology wise and education wise. </li></ul><ul><li>My general feelings about creating an e-portfolio can be described as confident and useful for my future. The E-Portfolio has helped me learn important factors </li></ul><ul><li>of becoming an effective teacher. It has helped me gain confidence in technology use. </li></ul>16/16 LaGuardia CC

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