Assessing Experiential Learning Through E-portfolios

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Assessing Experiential Learning Through E-portfolios

  1. 1. University Honors Program<br />Assessing Experiential Learning Through E-Portfolios<br />7th Ohio First-Year Summit<br />October 16,009<br />Jen Lile | Rich Robles | Raj Mehta<br />
  2. 2. University Honors <br />Program<br />An academically challenging environment where <br />passionate professors and peers inspire one another <br />to learn more, do more and be more. Students <br />are given freedom to explore interests and <br />support to achieve goals and dreams. <br />
  3. 3. University Honors Program<br />Top 5% of UC undergraduate students, from across colleges and disciplines are challenged through honors seminars and experiential learning projects focused on:<br /><ul><li>Community Engagement
  4. 4. Global Studies
  5. 5. Leadership
  6. 6. Research and Creative Arts</li></li></ul><li>Framework <br />
  7. 7. First-Year Experience<br /><ul><li>Gateway to University Honors
  8. 8. E-Portfolio
  9. 9. Honors English - 101H,102H
  10. 10. Retreat</li></li></ul><li>Mid-Career & Finale<br /><ul><li>English 289H
  11. 11. Six Honors Experiences
  12. 12. Honors seminars and other approved courses
  13. 13. Experiential learning projects
  14. 14. 3.4 cumulative University GPA
  15. 15. Continued development of e-portfolio</li></li></ul><li>E-Portfolios<br /><ul><li>iWebfolio
  16. 16. Dynamic showcase of learning
  17. 17. Integration and reflection
  18. 18. Artifacts from
  19. 19. Honors seminars
  20. 20. Experiential learning projects
  21. 21. Any other course approved as an honors experience
  22. 22. Honors English courses</li></li></ul><li>Gateway to University Honors<br /><ul><li>Build an electronic portfolio (e-portfolio) to showcase and integrate learning
  23. 23. Develop an honors experiential learning project
  24. 24. Learn about opportunities to become engaged the University Honors Thematic areas
  25. 25. Think critically about themselves as citizens of larger communities
  26. 26. Strengthen sense of curiosity and interest in lifelong learning</li></li></ul><li>Experiential Learning <br />Projects<br /><ul><li>Any significant learning experience that is outside of the classroom
  27. 27. Related to the thematic areas (Community Engagement, Global Studies, Leadership, Research/Creative Arts)
  28. 28. Proposed at any time in the student’s participation in the University Honors Program</li></li></ul><li>Experiential Learning Rubric Development<br /><ul><li>Rubrics developed in collaboration with Honors Faculty and University staff
  29. 29. Referenced resources available from the AACU
  30. 30. Developed proposals, rubrics and reflective essay prompts for all four thematic areas (Community Engagement, Global Studies, Leadership, Research/Creative Arts)
  31. 31. Feedback and communication conducted through the e-portfolio system</li></ul>Experience proposal & rubric<br />
  32. 32. Experiential Learning <br />Projects<br />Global Studies Examples<br /><ul><li>Study abroad and study tours
  33. 33. International co-op
  34. 34. Involvement with organizations like Engineers Without Borders
  35. 35. Serve Beyond Cincinnati
  36. 36. Interdisciplinary Capstones – India and Galapagos
  37. 37. Self-designed study tours</li></li></ul><li>Implement e-Portfolio<br />Show Ben Ko’s portfolio<br />Show portoflio and end with his global experience china<br />Transition to discussion of honors exp learning projects<br />
  38. 38. Thank you! <br />University Honors Program<br />www.uc.edu/honors honors@uc.edu513-556-6254<br />

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