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Building a team_ts

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Building a team_ts

  1. 1. BUILDING A TEAMTraining and Capacity Building in Faculty, Staff, & Students
  2. 2. Overview: Training in its many forms• Institutional effort: large-scale communication of information and understanding of pedagogy• Faculty / staff / students – Pedagogy • Best practices • Examples – Nuts & bolts Communication of information
  3. 3. Training & Capacity Building: Institutional Effort• Understanding “What is an ePortfolio”• At VT, several ways to address and communicate: – ePortfolio Inquiry Committee (EPIC) – Faculty Development Institute – Grass roots/top down messages – Student groups – Local conferences
  4. 4. 8 Issues Central to Implementation(Chen & Light, 2010) 1. Defining learning 5. Including multiple forms of outcomes evidence 2. Understanding your 6. Using rubrics to evaluate learners ePortfolios 3. Identifying stakeholders 7. Anticipating external uses 4. Designing learning of evidence activities 8. Evaluating the impact of ePortfolios
  5. 5. Conditions for Success(Knight, Hakel, & Gromko, 2008)• eP-based curriculum• Feedback• Include engagement and personalization• Examples• Time for development• Faculty promote value of eP• Technical assistance
  6. 6. Technical Assistance: Faculty• Knowledge of best practices• How eP fits into existing curriculum• How eP fits within larger curriculum• Conditions for Success• Integrating class activities with programmatic assessment• Ability to help students push buttons (or have someone else on hand to do technical training)
  7. 7. Technical Assistance: Staff• Can be helpful to have staff in early discussions and also very important to get lots of staff feedback• Staff we have worked with at VT – Often do laborious data entry – Often large quantities of uploads – The people that actually use some of the more tedious tools – good to get feedback and plenty of training to make sure they are comfortable with the technology
  8. 8. Technical Assistance: Students• Peer Mentors! (get involved early and often)• Lots of examples• User guides• Video tutorials• In-class trainings• Follow-up in-person meetings• Open office hours• Other offices on campus (i.e., Innovation Space)
  9. 9. Most Important Thing to Remember with the Students:• It’s not as much about the technology, it’s about understanding a clear purpose behind the ePortfolio…• It needs to be *pedagogically meaningful*• If you build a pedagogically meaningful eP experience, the rest will fall into place
  10. 10. Some helpful VT links• https://eportfolio.vt.edu/index.html• https://eportfolio.vt.edu/training.html• https://eportfolio.vt.edu/videoTutorials.html• https://eportfolio.vt.edu/gallery/Gallery_Pres entation/presentationgallery.html
  11. 11. Points to Ponder• Where are you in terms of your eP implementation?• What are the current institutional efforts within your organization? How might you leverage them?• What are current training options and how might you leverage them?• What sorts of training efforts do you still need? (institution, faculty/staff/students, etc)
  12. 12. Contact Information• Teggin Summers• teggin@vt.edu• 540-231-0982

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