Implementing ePortfolios in 6 Months Through an
Open Source Solution
NERCOMP SIG
Ravi Ravishanker
Beth Gordon Klingner
Sam...
Reminder: SIG Evaluation
• bit.ly/nercomp_eport
A Year of Progress For ePortfolios!
08.0908.09 09.0909.09 10.0910.09 11.0911.09 12.0912.09 1.101.10 2.102.10 3.103.10 4.10...
Previous Experiences With ePortfolios
• Isolated courses using various products &
home-grown solutions
• Not enough techni...
Turning Point
• New IT leadership
• Creation of University-wide template
• Advisory Board: bringing together
staff/faculty...
Why ?
• Other tools considered
• How we discovered Mahara
• Why Mahara is different from other
platforms
• Advantages of M...
Customizing Mahara
• template vs. need for flexibility
Mahara Feedback
• Faculty feedback
– More customization
• Student feedback
– More creative flexibility
Published Feedback
• “ePortfolios [have] become an assessment
tool and can be used in lieu of a final exam
or as a capston...
Introducing ePortfolios to the Pace
Community
• Spring 2010 pilot (20 Sections, 230 students)
• Faculty Development Day-Tr...
ePortfolio Resources For The Pace
Community
• ePortfolio Webpage
– www.pace.edu/eportfolio
– Tutorials, news, student samp...
Keeping the Momentum
• Contributing to Accepted Students Blog
• Increased outreach to major stakeholders—
including Making...
2010-2011 Timeline
SeptemberSeptember OctoberOctober NovemberNovember DecemberDecember JanuaryJanuary FebruaryFebruary Mar...
Student Showcase
• Samantha Egan: Recent Graduate,
ePortfolio intern through AmeriCorps
Student Showcase
• Chiara Travia, Graduate Student, Media &
Communication Arts
Reminder: SIG Evaluation
• bit.ly/nercomp_eport
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Implementing ePortfolio in 6 Months Through an Open Source Solution

  1. 1. Implementing ePortfolios in 6 Months Through an Open Source Solution NERCOMP SIG Ravi Ravishanker Beth Gordon Klingner Samantha Egan September 20, 2010
  2. 2. Reminder: SIG Evaluation • bit.ly/nercomp_eport
  3. 3. A Year of Progress For ePortfolios! 08.0908.09 09.0909.09 10.0910.09 11.0911.09 12.0912.09 1.101.10 2.102.10 3.103.10 4.104.10 5.105.10 6.106.10 7.107.10 8.108.10 Advisory Board established Template created Launch Pilot Program All faculty, students and staff get accounts Develop webpage Train faculty & staff
  4. 4. Previous Experiences With ePortfolios • Isolated courses using various products & home-grown solutions • Not enough technical support or faculty/student buy-in • Searching for the perfect platform
  5. 5. Turning Point • New IT leadership • Creation of University-wide template • Advisory Board: bringing together staff/faculty across disciplines and support areas • Grants: Making Connections and internal Thinkfinity grant
  6. 6. Why ? • Other tools considered • How we discovered Mahara • Why Mahara is different from other platforms • Advantages of Mahara: masquerade feature • Challenges of Mahara: upgrading process
  7. 7. Customizing Mahara • template vs. need for flexibility
  8. 8. Mahara Feedback • Faculty feedback – More customization • Student feedback – More creative flexibility
  9. 9. Published Feedback • “ePortfolios [have] become an assessment tool and can be used in lieu of a final exam or as a capstone experience…”- Opportunitas April ‘10 • “The final result [of an ePortfolio] is a comprehensive online showcase of a student’s academic experience.”- Pace Magazine Spring ‘10
  10. 10. Introducing ePortfolios to the Pace Community • Spring 2010 pilot (20 Sections, 230 students) • Faculty Development Day-Trent Batson, keynote speaker • Student focus groups • Training staff/faculty/student groups—focus on pedagogy and reflection in addition to technology • Coordinated with Career Services on resume section
  11. 11. ePortfolio Resources For The Pace Community • ePortfolio Webpage – www.pace.edu/eportfolio – Tutorials, news, student samples • ePortfolio Resource/Information Group on eportfolio.pace.edu – Troubleshooting, feedback, forums – Useful files (tips, guides, news)
  12. 12. Keeping the Momentum • Contributing to Accepted Students Blog • Increased outreach to major stakeholders— including Making Connections summer workshop • Upgrading and maintaining Mahara • Presenting at faculty workshops • Teaching circles for Fall 2010
  13. 13. 2010-2011 Timeline SeptemberSeptember OctoberOctober NovemberNovember DecemberDecember JanuaryJanuary FebruaryFebruary MarchMarch AprilApril MayMay Reach out to UNV101 classes Train library staff and advisors Expand Pilot Program Redesign Theme Create Rubrics Student Showcase
  14. 14. Student Showcase • Samantha Egan: Recent Graduate, ePortfolio intern through AmeriCorps
  15. 15. Student Showcase • Chiara Travia, Graduate Student, Media & Communication Arts
  16. 16. Reminder: SIG Evaluation • bit.ly/nercomp_eport

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