ePortfolios as part of the Pace Life Cycle “E-Portfolios provide a stronger assessment of 21st Century learning and carry the potential to transform higher education” -Trent Batson, Executive Director- The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence- Based Learning (AAEBL)
What is an e-Portfolio? It’s a personal online space for students to collect, select and reflect on their academic, extra-COLLECT curricular and professional experiences. In other words, it’s theirSELECT “academic passport,” providing educators and potential employers a glimpse at a student’s educational and professional journey through higher education and beyond!REFLECT
How It’s DoneThrough multimedia and filestorage, students can displaypapers, presentations, resumes,videos, blogs and more.Students are able to showcasetheir academic and professionalwork and projects, honors andachievements, travel experiencesand more!
Michelle’s “Showcase” Page: Videos linked to YouTube showcase Michelle’s work as an aspiring producer Text boxes and images also help students convey these achievements in a vibrant and organized way
Breanna’s “Academic Materials” Page: Breanna proudly showcases her involvement on the Model United Nations team Breanna has placed files to download which include research papers and speeches
Andrew’s “Co- Curricular/Extra-Curricular Activities” Page: Andrew conveys his campus involvement as a student leader Andrew also showcases an annual leadership conference he attends
Why Should Students Use ePortfolios? 10% 90% of employers surveyed said Yes No they would look at a student’s 90% ePortfolio if made available *41 participants “E-Portfolios portend the future, because they are a way for students to own their own learning and to carry around evidence of their experiences in all fields of study” -Trent Batson, Executive Director- The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEBL)
Blended Learning is the wave of the future!• Web 2.0 and social networking technologies enable easier access to increasingly available education content and online expertise, offering a venue for contributing and sharing knowledge regardless of location• College-aged students are rapid adopters of new technologies, devices, and applications -Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education
How Linda is Using ePortfolio• Course: ENG 201—Writing in the Disciplines• Level: Undergraduate• Students develop their ePortfolio throughout the semester: Create a personal vision statement in sentence and WORDLE form Write reflective blogs about their drafts and essays Upload papers and projects with descriptions Upload updated resume (Career Services Workshop) Include co-curricular, extracurricular activities and creative work Share their ePortfolios with peers and get feedback
What is a Wordle?A wordle, also known as a “word collage” is a creative way for students to express their:• Skills• Personality• Interests• Personal Mission/Vision Statement• And even resume!Pace student leaders have used wordles toexpress their personal mission statements.
Dana’s Personal Mission via Wordle“My mission is to improve my leadership skills while helping others at the sametime. I hope that my work at the Center for Community & Research incombination with an undergraduate degree in marketing at PaceUniversity, and upon graduation, going to Graduate School and earning an MPAwill help me launch a career working for a Non-Profit organization. My ultimatemission in life is to create my own Non-Profit organization.”
How Michelle is Using ePortfolio• Course: MCA 601: Industry Theory and Practice• Level: Graduate (eportfolios are a requirement in the program)• Students build and maintain a professional eportfolio throughout the semester:• Add artifacts to eportfolio including course materials• Give/Receive peer feedback• Present their eportfolios to classmates• Reflect on the eportfolio process + peer comments
How Hillary is using ePortfolio• Course: PAA 601; PAA 650; PAA 665, PAA 695 • MPASA- The student• Level: Graduate association has a group on• Purpose: To integrate course eportfolio materials, reflection, current • Abstracts- Capstone events, and employment to abstracts are available and create a professional digital help students to learn from presence that seamlessly links research conducted by education and career. previous students• Students build upon their eportfolio & post reflective blogs • Study Group- Available and administrative journals across the• Peer feedback on reflective posts program, regardless of the engages the students outside of course in which a student is the classroom and builds enrolled community
The PACE ImpactThis semester alone (spring 2012)nearly 900 students acrosscampuses have been exposed toe-Portfolios through classroomdemonstrations as well asleadership programsPace faculty have shown aninterest in e-Portfolios byscheduling demonstrations andby becoming involved in“Teaching Circle” seminars
Contacts Beth Gordon KlingnerExecutive Director, Academic Technology Co-Director, ePortfolio firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Anstendig Department of English Co-Director, ePortfolio email@example.com Michelle Pulaski-Behling Media and Communication Arts firstname.lastname@example.org Hillary Knepper Public Administration email@example.com