ePortfolios          to Build, Demonstrate and             Maintain Professional                 Competence              C...
The Burning Platform Outcomes Based Learning by 2014CEAB Graduate Attributes1.    A knowledge base for engineering2.    Pr...
Issues to Resolve•   Perception of graduates•   Reality of graduates•   Changing world, changing needs•   The Internet, We...
The Global EngineerEngineers Without BordersA. Understanding of the big picture contextB. Field specific and interdiscipli...
What is ePortfolio?    http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
VideoePortfolio at LaGuardia
ePortfolios & EngineeringPoints of Convergence• Program admission• Undergraduate  – Course specific/program wide  – Work e...
Selected ExamplesSee others at bit.ly/ep4engineering• Rebecca Samuelson   – Virginia Tech• Michael Kopera   – Warwick Univ...
Benefits• Supports undergraduate learning  – Embedded learning activities• Holistic view of the graduate  – Diverse eviden...
But do it right…Recent tales from the trenches
Success FactorsStudent perspective• Watch the frame of reference   – Emphasize “internal” (personal values & interests) ov...
Success FactorsOrganizational perspective• Burning platform  – Program outcomes, impact on accreditation• Principles of ch...
Link to the support page      for this presentation:bit.ly/ep4engineering                Don Presant       don@learningage...
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ePortfolios to Build, Demonstrate and Maintain Professional Competence

  1. 1. ePortfolios to Build, Demonstrate and Maintain Professional Competence Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference June 19, 2012Don Presant
  2. 2. The Burning Platform Outcomes Based Learning by 2014CEAB Graduate Attributes1. A knowledge base for engineering2. Problem Analysis3. Investigation4. Design5. Use of engineering tools6. Individual and team work7. Communication skills8. Professionalism9. Impact of engineering on society & the environment10. Ethics and equity11. Economics and project management12. Life-long learning
  3. 3. Issues to Resolve• Perception of graduates• Reality of graduates• Changing world, changing needs• The Internet, Web 2.0 (“read/write web”)
  4. 4. The Global EngineerEngineers Without BordersA. Understanding of the big picture contextB. Field specific and interdisciplinary expertiseC. Creative problem solvingD. CollaborationE. CommunicationF. Understanding of sustainabilityG. Awareness of current world issues and trendsH. Social responsibility and ethicsI. Entrepreneurial adaptabilityhttp://www.cden2009.org/Docs/All-CDEN-C2E2-papers.pdf
  5. 5. What is ePortfolio? http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios
  6. 6. VideoePortfolio at LaGuardia
  7. 7. ePortfolios & EngineeringPoints of Convergence• Program admission• Undergraduate – Course specific/program wide – Work experience, internships• Capstone – Preparedness Portfolios• Professional admission• Continuing Professional Development• Personal Learning Environment
  8. 8. Selected ExamplesSee others at bit.ly/ep4engineering• Rebecca Samuelson – Virginia Tech• Michael Kopera – Warwick University, UK• Michelle Fuhrman – Notre Dame - Google site, well organized - PDFs• Noahs Humanitarian Engineering ePortfolio – Penn State graduate• Engineer Edgar – Curtin University fictional exemplar - incomplete• Rommuel Paragas – Career Portfolio Manitoba - fictional exemplar
  9. 9. Benefits• Supports undergraduate learning – Embedded learning activities• Holistic view of the graduate – Diverse evidence aligned to graduate outcomes – Interdisciplinary, lifewide• Supports professional identity development – Scaffolded reflection• Ongoing professional development tool – Personal Learning Environment
  10. 10. But do it right…Recent tales from the trenches
  11. 11. Success FactorsStudent perspective• Watch the frame of reference – Emphasize “internal” (personal values & interests) over “external” (expectations of employers & recruiters)• Focus on learning, not just assessment – PLE, lifelong companion – Private, shared and public space• Start early and monitor progress• Emphasize content over technology• Opportunities for peer interaction – Peer review, brainstorming, portfolio buddies, presenting portfolios• Take small steps with lots of scaffolding – Simple tasks to begin, provide examples – Provide technical and content support and feedback• Eat your own dog food (i.e. build your own eportfolio)
  12. 12. Success FactorsOrganizational perspective• Burning platform – Program outcomes, impact on accreditation• Principles of change management – Accelerating vs. accepting the maxim: “change happens one retirement at a time”• Faculty portfolios (“eportfolio is good for you”) – Graduate portfolios – Hiring Portfolios – Continuing Professional Development• Department portfolio to support accreditation
  13. 13. Link to the support page for this presentation:bit.ly/ep4engineering Don Presant don@learningagents.ca careerportfolio.mb.ca

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