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  • Meeting with JoAnne Wednesday 11-1Thursday1-2 and 3-4
  • Journey of the newbies

    1. 1. Journey of the Newbies: A Case Study in Portfolio Pilots<br />Dr. Reba-Anna Lee, Asst. Director of Academic technology and eLearning, Marist College<br />and <br />Brian Dashew, Instructional Designer, Marist College<br />June 15,2010<br />
    2. 2. Session Overview<br />About Marist College <br />School of Education at Marist College<br />program requirements<br />Running of the pilot<br />relationship management<br />Free-form portfolio implementation<br />Current template-based implementation<br />Plans for future enhancements to Marist’s rollout of OSP<br />Lessons Learned<br />2<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />
    3. 3. About Marist College<br />Comprehensive liberal arts college <br />Located in Poughkeepsie, New York<br />5700 FTE students, 200 full-time faculty, 500 part-time faculty<br />Reputation as technology innovator<br />Strategic plan calls for growth in distance learning<br />
    4. 4. The School of Education Program<br />Serving cohorts of 15-20 students<br />Early Childhood and adolescent education<br />Masters of education and MAT offered<br />Program ends with reflective portfolio course (EPSY506)<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />4<br />
    5. 5. The Pilot<br />Three years in the process<br />Began in Summer 2008<br />Has gone through several phases <br />Ongoing meetings with the instructor is helpful to keep the pilot fresh<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Running the Pilot<br />Best practices for learning and instruction<br />Learning as a reflective process<br />Emphasis on growth and development<br />Emphasis on learning as a process<br />Transparency in the learning process<br />Incorporated content and reflection that the instructor wanted to emphasize rather than always training students on the technology<br />10th Sak Conference - Boston, MA, U.S.A.<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Before using OSP<br />Publisher and FrontPage<br />Word documents to complete reflective process<br />Burned final FrontPage portfolio to CD<br />Required design knowledge and extra time training student to use technology<br />The focus was on design rather than the reflective process<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Phase 1Free-form portfolio implementation<br />Still used word documents for reflection<br />Second semester Matrix introduced but not linked to portfolio<br />Portfolio page was created in Word and cut/pasted into the Portfolio tool<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Free form<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Pros and Cons of free form<br />Pros<br />Allowed for student flexibility<br />Required less student training on technology<br />Centralized the products/process in one place<br />Cons<br />Many bugs that student had to work through<br />Students still focused more on design than reflection<br />Automated the product but not the process<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Time for a change<br />Needed several design options for students<br />Needed to integrate with the process tools (matrix)<br />Needed to be more scalable and flexible<br />Had to have mandated pages yet students could still add own pages<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Current implementation<br />Developed by Three Canoes<br />Training conducted by Three Canoes<br />First implementation, we layered designs on top of page composer<br />Requires certain pages, yet allows students to add additional pages<br />Home<br />About Me<br />Standards<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />12<br />
    13. 13. Current<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />13<br />
    14. 14. Pros and Cons<br />Pros<br />Refocused the pilot on portfolio content<br />Allowed for flexibility of design<br />Required even less student training<br />Cons<br />Highlighted additional needs of pilot<br />Limited flexibility in other areas<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />14<br />
    15. 15. Plans for future enhancements<br />Making enhancements to 3Canoes template<br />Options for top or side navigation<br />Integrating lessons tabs<br />Making additional use of matrix and assignments<br />Beginning conversations about branding<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />15<br />
    16. 16. 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />16<br />
    17. 17. Marist branding samples<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />17<br />
    18. 18. Lessons Learned<br />Patience <br />Communication is key<br />Needs for internal definitions of "portfolio"<br />Be careful of 'buzzwords!'<br />Value of OSP community resources<br />Importance of storyboards in the design process<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />18<br />
    19. 19. Questions<br />11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />19<br />

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