Investigating Changes in Integrative and Lifelong Learning: Students’ Use of ePortfolios

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For the past two academic years, the ePortfolio team at the University of Michigan has administered pre and post surveys to students that were using ePortfolios for the purpose of fostering integrative, lifelong, and lifewide learning. This session will present results from this longitudinal research, focusing on specific trends, significant findings and implications of this research for conducting integrative assessments of students' academic and co-curricular learning.

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Investigating Changes in Integrative and Lifelong Learning: Students’ Use of ePortfolios

  1. 1. Investigating Changes inIntegrative and Lifelong Learning: Students’ Use of ePortfolios Steven Lonn Research Specialist USE Lab • Digital Media Commons • University of Michigan
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  4. 4. Reflective Integrative Real-World Evidence-Based USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  5. 5. Pre & Post Surveys Twelve learning outcome categories: USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  6. 6. Pre & Post Surveys And... activities, opinions, and perspectives about the portfolio process USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
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  10. 10. Capacity to demonstrate and apply knowledge of various sorts 11 Items USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  11. 11. Recognition & understanding of intercultural and collaborative situations 6 Items USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  12. 12. Self-awareness of learning across settings 7 Items USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  13. 13. Insight into the process of working with others 6 Items USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  14. 14. Engagement with factors that influence my perspectives and decisions 4 Items USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  15. 15. Developing a professional identity 3 Items USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  16. 16. 620 Pre-Post Surveys Over Two Years USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  17. 17. Factor Pre-Survey Post-Survey Gaindemonstrate and apply 3.88 4.26 0.38knowledgeintercultural & collaborative 4.42 4.49 0.07situationsself-awareness of learning 4.25 4.42 0.17process of working with 4.12 4.31 0.19othersfactors that influence my 4.30 4.45 0.15perspectives & decisionsdeveloping a professional 3.49 4.09 0.60identity USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  18. 18. PortfolioProcess Process PortfolioProcess Process PortfolioProcess PortfolioProcess Portfolio Portfolio0.75 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.40.25 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0 0.1 factors thatintercultural & process of demonstrate developing a influence my self-awareness collaborative working with and apply professional perspectives & of learning situations others knowledge identity decisions USE Lab Multiple Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab Single University of Michigan
  19. 19. # of Students Humanities 60 Natural Sciences 108 Social Sciences 310 USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
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  21. 21. Context Matters... Michigan Research Community / Women in Science & Enginering (MRC / WISE) USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  22. 22. Context Matters... School of Education Commuter Campus USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  23. 23. Context Matters... Residential Housing Staff USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  24. 24. Context Matters... Writing Center Program Courses USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  25. 25. MRC/WISE Education Res Staff Writing 0.9 demonstrate 0.3 and apply 0.4 knowledge 0.3 0.6 developing a 0.6 professional 0.6 identity 0.5 0.5self-awareness 0.1 of learning 0.2 0.2 factors that 0.4 influence my 0.1perspectives & 0.2 decisions 0.1 0.4 process of 0.1 working with 0.2 others 0.2 0.3intercultural & 0.0 collaborative 0.1 situations 0.0 0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1 USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  26. 26. 5 4.5 -Survey Pre 4 3.5 3 developing a demonstrate process of self-awareness factors that intercultural & professional and apply working with of learning influence my collaborative identity knowledge others perspectives & situations decisions USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  27. 27. 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 developing a demonstrate process of self-awareness factors that intercultural & professional and apply working with of learning influence my collaborative identity knowledge others perspectives & situations decisions USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
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  33. 33. What do you think was the purpose of creating an electronic portfolio as part of your course or program? USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  34. 34. Who (which groups of students) do you think would most benefit from the process of creating an electronic portfolio? USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  35. 35. USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  36. 36. Perceptions Qualitative Content Measurable Outcomes Contexts USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  37. 37. Contexts Perceptions Measurable Outcomes Qualitative Content USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  38. 38. Survey Power Analysis at Scale Ot her Idea s.. . USE Lab Digital Media Commonshttp://umich.edu/~uselab University of Michigan
  39. 39. THANK YOU! Steven Lonn slonn@umich.edu http://umich.edu/~uselab USE Lab • Digital Media Commons • University of Michigan

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