Shrinking the Distance in Distance Learning:Using ePortfolios to Closethe Gap in Online Courses   Beth Gordon Klingner    ...
Tweet about this session!       #aln2011
A familiar conversation?
“Critics say online education is really driven by a   desire to spend less on teachers and buildings,   especially as stat...
Obstacles of the Online Classroom• Verifying authenticity of student work• Building a community between  instructors and s...
How can we ensure a qualityonline learning experience for          students?
The Solution? ePortfolios!
What is an ePortfolio?• online collection of work designed for an  audience• Incorporates various forms of media: files,  ...
The ePortfolio Solution• Provide a way to get to  know a student’s  “voice”, thus enabling  the instructor to better  dete...
Case Study 1Course Goals:  – To increase technological literacy in terms    of applications to the counseling    professio...
Counseling 2.0 ePortfolio      Application   Students posted their technology plans   on ePortfolio as part of their final...
Case Study 2: Homeland               Security Masters Project• An assessment of the student learning  experience• Consists...
Homeland Security ePortfolio                  Application• Created customized  template for students to  post their chapte...
Why Should Faculty Develop                ePortfolios• Collect their own Artifacts to share with selected  audiences – stu...
Faculty ePortfolios
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Shrinking the Distance in Online Learning:Using ePortfolios to Close the Gap in Online Courses

  1. 1. Shrinking the Distance in Distance Learning:Using ePortfolios to Closethe Gap in Online Courses Beth Gordon Klingner Samantha Egan
  2. 2. Tweet about this session! #aln2011
  3. 3. A familiar conversation?
  4. 4. “Critics say online education is really driven by a desire to spend less on teachers and buildings, especially as state and local budget crises force deep cuts to education.”Gabriel, Trip. "More Pupils Are Learning Online, Fueling Debate on Quality”. The New YorkTimes. 5 April 2011. Web
  5. 5. Obstacles of the Online Classroom• Verifying authenticity of student work• Building a community between instructors and students, and among other students
  6. 6. How can we ensure a qualityonline learning experience for students?
  7. 7. The Solution? ePortfolios!
  8. 8. What is an ePortfolio?• online collection of work designed for an audience• Incorporates various forms of media: files, images, videos, RSS feeds, blogs and more!• Collect, select, reflect
  9. 9. The ePortfolio Solution• Provide a way to get to know a student’s “voice”, thus enabling the instructor to better detect plagiarism• Reflections and artifacts give a deeper look into the student as a whole
  10. 10. Case Study 1Course Goals: – To increase technological literacy in terms of applications to the counseling profession. – To learn about emerging technologies and the usefulness to counseling clients, as well as potential ethical and legal challenges such as privacy and identity. – To create a technology plan for a counseling practice in the students area of interest.
  11. 11. Counseling 2.0 ePortfolio Application Students posted their technology plans on ePortfolio as part of their final grades (20% of overall grade)
  12. 12. Case Study 2: Homeland Security Masters Project• An assessment of the student learning experience• Consists of 12 chapters, one for each course• Collection of lessons learned during the program• Reflects new knowledge as it relates to leading/managing
  13. 13. Homeland Security ePortfolio Application• Created customized template for students to post their chapters, and ultimately, their final thesis
  14. 14. Why Should Faculty Develop ePortfolios• Collect their own Artifacts to share with selected audiences – students, peers, etc.• Allow students to learn and appreciate their background, research and/or professional practices
  15. 15. Faculty ePortfolios
  16. 16. Questions?

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