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  1. 1. Lamar University<br />College of Education<br />Educational LeadershipBeaumont, TX<br />Cloud Computing:Using Web 2.0 for Assessment and Reflection <br />Kay Abernathy, Ed.D.Sheryl Abshire, Ph.D.Cindy Cummings, M.Ed.Diane Mason, Ph.D.Ed Tech Leadership Graduates<br />
  2. 2. Lamar University ETL Master’s <br />Implemented in 2008<br />20 cohorts - approximately 500 program participants<br />Program is anchored in the ISTE Technology Facilitator standards with emphasis on leadership<br />Research focus - Web 2.0 Tools for learning and collaboration in PK-20<br />Eportfolio for assessment and reflection<br />
  3. 3. Initial Guiding Questions<br /> What video-based and cloud computing examples did you use in your Educational Technology Leadership master’s program?<br />
  4. 4. What cloud computing tools enable cost effective means for K-12 students to interact and creatively produce project-based activities aimed at enhanced engaged learning?<br />
  5. 5. What are the best teaching and learning strategies for online learning that you used in your Lamar University master’s program?<br />
  6. 6. Cohort VI - 12 Universities - United States and Australia<br /> 3 year studies<br /> Various e-portfolios, including those embracing rich media and social software, which enact reflection and integration. <br /> Cohort VI investigating eportfolios in a systemic way for assessment and inquiring into their effectiveness.<br />
  7. 7. Research Question<br />How has the participation of an ETL master’s candidate in an eportfolio process contributed to the implementation of eportfolio practices in K-12 instruction?<br />
  8. 8. Online Survey of Graduates Findings<br />
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  12. 12. Graduate and Candidate Interview Findings<br />Evidence of transference of concepts and learnings to other settings<br />Focus is primarily on classroom teachings versus leadership.<br />Little mention of leadership when it is a primary component of the ISTE Technology Facilitator standards.<br />E-portfolios with reflections enabled faculty to critically reflect upon student progress and improvements.<br />Candidates primarily view portfolio in a linear fashion.<br />Candidates have differing interpretations of the term artifact.<br />
  13. 13. Contact Information<br />Kay Abernathy, Ed.D. - or<br />Sheryl Abshire, Ph.D. - or<br />Daryl Ann Borel, M.Ed. – or<br />Cindy Cummings, M.Ed. - or<br />Diane Mason, Ph.D. - or<br />
  14. 14. Contact Information<br />For More Information: Lamar UniversityBeaumont, TX<br /> &<br />Presentation<br />