Documenting Learning With Eportfolios

Author: Tracy Penny Light
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118204964
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Documenting Learning with ePortfolios Documenting Learning with ePortfolios provides higher education instructors with a theory-to-practice approach to understanding the pedagogy behind ePortfolios and to helping students use them to record and reflect on their learning in multiple contexts. The authors outline a framework of six critical iterative tasks to undertake when implementing ePortfolios for student success. Filled with real-life models of successful ePortfolio projects, the book also includes guidance for faculty development to support the use of ePortfolios and covers the place of ePortfolios in institutional assessment efforts. Finally, the authors offer considerations for deciding on which technological tools to deploy in implementing a successful ePortfolio initiative. "These authors achieve the very rare accomplishment of combining their years of practical experience, broad conceptual and research underpinnings, and incredibly useful examples and applications into a single, concise volume for enhancing student learning through an ePortfolio approach to our shared educational purpose." —TERREL L. RHODES, vice president, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, Association of American Colleges and Universities "Educators keep asking for more information about how to use electronic portfolios. This book provides answers, guidelines, examples, and scholarly insights about learning based in the wisdom of the ePortfolio community of practice—what a powerful addition to our collective knowledge! I am thankful to the authors for this boost to our field and for providing a blueprint for implementers to follow." —TRENT BATSON, executive director, The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning

Documenting Learning With Eportfolios

Author: Tracy Penny Light
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118204956
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Documenting Learning with ePortfolios Documenting Learning with ePortfolios provides higher education instructors with a theory-to-practice approach to understanding the pedagogy behind ePortfolios and to helping students use them to record and reflect on their learning in multiple contexts. The authors outline a framework of six critical iterative tasks to undertake when implementing ePortfolios for student success. Filled with real-life models of successful ePortfolio projects, the book also includes guidance for faculty development to support the use of ePortfolios and covers the place of ePortfolios in institutional assessment efforts. Finally, the authors offer considerations for deciding on which technological tools to deploy in implementing a successful ePortfolio initiative. "These authors achieve the very rare accomplishment of combining their years of practical experience, broad conceptual and research underpinnings, and incredibly useful examples and applications into a single, concise volume for enhancing student learning through an ePortfolio approach to our shared educational purpose." —TERREL L. RHODES, vice president, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, Association of American Colleges and Universities "Educators keep asking for more information about how to use electronic portfolios. This book provides answers, guidelines, examples, and scholarly insights about learning based in the wisdom of the ePortfolio community of practice—what a powerful addition to our collective knowledge! I am thankful to the authors for this boost to our field and for providing a blueprint for implementers to follow." —TRENT BATSON, executive director, The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning

Electronic Portfolios 2 0

Author: Darren Cambridge
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579223214
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"The book contains a wealth of data from schools that have been pioneers in the use of electronic portfolios. The authors identify emerging new critical questions, challenges, and opportunities for further development of this genre. A school seeking to integrate this pedagogical strategy will find this to be a helpful reference volume."--Teaching Theology and Religion Higher education institutions of all kinds--across the United States and around the world--have rapidly expanded the use of electronic portfolios in a broad range of applications including general education, the major, personal planning, freshman learning communities, advising, assessing, and career planning. Widespread use creates an urgent need to evaluate the implementation and impact of eportfolios. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, the contributors to this book--all of whom have been engaged with the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research--have undertaken research on how eportfolios influence learning and the learning environment for students, faculty members, and institutions. This book features emergent results of studies from 20 institutions that have examined effects on student reflection, integrative learning, establishing identity, organizational learning, and designs for learning supported by technology. It also describes how institutions have responded to multiple challenges in eportfolio development, from engaging faculty to going to scale. These studies exemplify how eportfolios can spark disciplinary identity, increase retention, address accountability, improve writing, and contribute to accreditation. The chapters demonstrate the applications of eportfolios at community colleges, small private colleges, comprehensive universities, research universities, and a state system.

Leveraging The Eportfolio For Integrative Learning

Author: Candyce Reynolds
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579229026
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The fruit of the authors’ more than 15 years of using and writing about ePortfolios in general education and disciplinary programs and courses, this book is a comprehensive and practical guide to the use of the ePortfolio as a pedagogy that facilitates the integrative learning that is a central goal of higher education. Faculty and administrators of programs using ePortfolios can use this guide to help their students work individually on an ePortfolio or as part of a class or program requirement. Readers will discover through examples of student portfolios and targeted exercises how to assist students in making their learning visible to themselves, their peers, their instructors and their future employers While interest in ePortfolios has exploded—because they provide an easier and more comprehensive ways to assess student learning than traditional portfolios, and because they have the potential to transformatively develop students’ ability to connect and apply their knowledge—faculty and administrators all too often are disappointed by the lackluster ePortfolios that students submit. Reynolds and Patton demonstrate how systematically embedding practices in the classroom that engage students in integrative learning practices dramatically improves outcomes. The authors describe easy to use and practical strategies for faculty to incorporate integrative ePortfolios in their courses and curricula, and create the scaffolding to develop students’ skills and metacognition. The book opens by outlining the underlying learning theory and the key concepts of integrative learning and by describing the purpose, structure and implementation of ePortfolios. Subsequent sections cover classroom practices and assignments to help students understand themselves as learners; make connections between course content, their personal lives, and to the curriculum; bridge theory to practice; and consider issues of audience and communication and presentation in developing their portfolios. The book goes on to cover technological issues and assessment, with a particular emphasis on the use of rubrics; and concludes with explicated examples of ePortfolios created in a first-year program, ePortfolios created by graduating students, career-oriented ePortfolios, and lifelong ePortfolios. For both experienced faculty and administrators, and readers just beginning to use ePortfolios, this book provides a framework and guidance to implement them to their fullest potential.

E Portfolios And Global Diffusion Solutions For Collaborative Education

Author: Cambridge, Darren
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466601442
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As information is increasingly gathered online, the issues surrounding the usefulness, organization and interaction with electronic collection have grown in number and scope. E-Portfolios and Global Diffusion: Solutions for Collaborative Education addresses the emerging requirements, concerns and applications for e-portfolios. Through innovative chapters on real-world business uses, educational experiences, ideal design, this book fills an important gap in current literature concerning Web 2.0 applications. The theoretical debate surrounding e-portfolios is also presented along with international viewpoints, providing an important contribution to the global discussion of representing knowledge in the 21st century.

E Portfolios In Higher Education

Author: Tushar Chaudhuri
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9811038031
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This book shares the collective experience of integrating electronic portfolios as assessment tools and as instruments for life-long learning in courses across various disciplines in higher education. It enables readers to trace the evolution of e-portfolios over the last ten years and to deal with the challenges faced by instructors and students when implementing e-portfolios in their respective courses. Further, the book suggests flexible ways of dealing with those challenges. It also highlights the relevance of electronic portfolios for the needs and demands of contemporary societies. As such, it speaks to a large target audience from a range of disciplines, roles and geographical contexts within the wider context of higher education in Asia and around the globe.

Online And Distance Learning

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"This comprehensive, six-volume collection addresses all aspects of online and distance learning, including information communication technologies applied to education, virtual classrooms, pedagogical systems, Web-based learning, library information systems, virtual universities, and more. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference to meet the information needs of researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and other stakeholders in online and distance learning"--Provided by publisher.

Eportfolio Technology In Higher Education

Author: Tina Trimble
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ISBN: 9780438932111
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The intention of this improvement plan was to provide a snapshot of how other institutions across the country were approaching ePortfolio on their campuses and to discover what technology has the potential to support a student-centered ePortfolio initiative at UD. There is a growing number of technology choices available to support ePortfolio initiatives. Each of these choices has strengths and weaknesses. It is a challenge to choose technology that will support the specific goals of a student-centered program, while still being effective for documentation and assessment "of learning," as well as "for learning," in an institution-wide initiative. The exploratory and descriptive nature of the questions in this improvement plan favored a design that included a qualitative perspective in a document analysis. This strategy focused on the activities and events that occurred within the time frame and context of the Catalyst for Learning initiative. Participants from the twenty-four institutions of higher education that were involved in the project meticulously documented their expectations and efforts on a shared website. This centralized website was made available to the public through a grant-funded project as a resource for the academic community to increase the usability and value of ePortfolios in education. The central focus of this study is on the technology and its role in these experiences. The narratives by the participants involved in the Catalyst for Learning project indicated that they aligned their approach to ePortfolio initiatives with their institution's own unique combination of mission and resources. The details from the narratives reported by the participants identified UD's goals for the ePortfolio. This knowledge was combined with an understanding of the activities and inputs necessary to create the process of ePortfolios. This synthesis allowed the determination of what technical requirements were needed to produce an initiative that met each of the stakeholders' goals. These findings make explicit the technology requirements that have the potential to support a student-centered learning experience, at the individual, and program levels, that supports the collection and documentation of evidence of student progress for assessment and accreditation efforts at the institutional level.

Campus Technology

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Ohio State Journal On Dispute Resolution

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Expanding Educational Opportunities Through Partnerships And Distance Learning

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Wikis

Author: Jane Klobas
Editor: Chandos Publishing
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This book covers wikis as information sources, as a form of publishing, and as tools for collaboration. The application of wikis in library and information services, education and businesses is also examined through practical guidance and real world examples. This book identifies and describes the different kinds of wikis, as well as the advantages and problems associated with their use in information work and collaboration. There is discussion of directories, search engines and other finding tools, as well as options for creating and managing wikis. The concluding chapter also includes lists of resources related to wikis.

Mahara Eportfolios

Author: Thomas W. Bell
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849517770
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Create your own e-Portfolio and Communities of Interest within an Educational or Professional Organization.

Risk Assessment And Management In Pervasive Computing

Author: Varuna Godara
Editor: IGI Global
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"This book provides extensive information about pervasive computing, its implications from operational, legal and ethical perspective so that current and future pervasive service providers can make responsible decisions about where, when and how to use this technology"--Provided by publisher.

Integrating Research Into Undergraduate Education

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This document presents the proceedings of the Reinvention Center's second major conference, "Integrating Research into Undergraduate Education: The Value Added," co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The goal of the conference was to distill the distinct characteristics of the educational experience research universities can offer and to articulate the "value added" of such an experience to undergraduates so that it is readily comprehended. The conference was organized around three plenary sessions, each of which probed an aspect of the overall theme. These sessions were followed by meetings in which small groups examined issues raised by the speakers from institutional and disciplinary perspectives. Some of the questions probed at the conference included: (1) Based on their singular assets, what is the unique educational experience research universities can offer? (2) How can universities integrate their dual missions of "knowledge creation" and "knowledge transmission" in order to enrich and give new meaning to their undergraduate programs? and (3) How can research universities communicate the value of a research-infused education to their diverse constituencies? Presenter biographies and an index are included. Individual presentation summaries contain resources/references. (Contains 43 figures, 2 photographs, and 5 tables.) [This report was produced by the Reinvention Center at Stony Brook.].

Journal Of Computing In Teacher Education

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Evaluating Electronic Portfolios In Teacher Education

Author: Pete Adamy
Editor: Information Age Pub Incorporated
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A volume in Research Methods in Educational Technology Series Editor Walter F. Heinecke, University of Virginia While Research on the effectiveness of electronic portfolios for assessment and accreditation is emerging, many who are now using, or who are beginning to use, electronic portfolios are looking to justify the cost and effort involved. The purposes of this volume are to create an in-depth portrait of ways in which electronic portfolios efforts can be evaluated effectively, and to provide examples of e-folio evaluation in the form of case studies. The intention of these chapters is to serve as models for assessment and evaluation of electronic portfolios in teacher education, as well as to spark further investigations on this tool that is becoming ubiquitous in so many SCDE's across the United States and abroad.

A Study To Understand Preservice Teachers Learning Experiences While Developing Electronic Portfolio In A Teacher Education Program

Author: Shwu-Meei Chen
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Abstract: Recently, many teacher education programs have implemented electronic portfolios in order to develop preservice teachers' technology competency and promote reflectivity. This study looked at the use of electronic portfolios in a year-long teacher education program considering how they were used and what the students learned. The participants were a cohort of M. Ed. students involved in a year-long teacher education program. The study explored the preservice teachers' perceptions of developing electronic portfolios and then whether their learning about e-portfolios was integrated into their subsequent teaching. This study used sociocultural theory as framework to understand: 1) What were these preservice teachers' perception of learning about the e-portfolio? 2) How did sociocultural context influence these preservice teachers' learning from the e-portfolio? 3) What did these preservice teachers learn from developing their e-portfolios that influenced their technology competency? 4) How was the learning experience from the e-portfolio transformed into their first year teaching? The study drew on a qualitative paradigm using multiple research methods including surveys, interviews, observations, and document analysis. Analysis of the data showed that the preservice teachers perceived the learning from developing their e-portfolio as both a process and a product for learning technology, which involved reflection and documentation as well as sharing their learning. The sociocultural context including peers, mentor teachers, the M. Ed. program and the school contexts had significant influence on these preservice teachers' learning. The study revealed that these preservice teachers increased their learning about technology knowledge and skills. There was also evidence that some of these preservice teachers transformed their learning from the e-portfolio into their future teaching. This study identified the complexity of the learning process that teacher educators have to recognize in order to engage and arrange teacher learning through e-portfolios in a meaningful way. There were strengthens as well as weaknesses in this particular teacher education program related to the implementation of the e-portfolio. As such, this study contributes to the literature on using e-portfolios to enhance learning, reflection, and professional growth for preservice and beginning teachers. Recommendations for further research are provided.