Presentation on theme: "Electronic Portfolios in the Classroom Paul Wasko, Assistant Director for e-Learning Services Brenda Lyseng, Faculty Development Coordinator, CTL."— Presentation transcript:
Electronic Portfolios in the Classroom Paul Wasko, Assistant Director for e-Learning Services Brenda Lyseng, Faculty Development Coordinator, CTL
The Menu for Today: What are portfolios and their uses? What do electronic portfolios look like? How can I set up my portfolio? How can I benefit from a Professional Portfolio? How can my students use portfolios? How can I use portfolios in a course?
Ingredients and Tools Knowledge about yourself is all you need! MnSCU E-folio MnSCU E-folio Help Site AAHE's Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices for Students, Faculty and Institutions cportfolios/TOC.html cportfolios/TOC.html AAHE's Electronic Portfolios Community of Practice cportfolios/cop.html cportfolios/cop.html
Step 1: Find out what a portfolio is and how you can use it A portfolio is a systemic and organized collection of work and assessments that documents a persons efforts, progress and achievements. They are used for education, career, and personal goals. They can be both formative or developmental and summative in nature.
Step 1: Find out what a portfolio is and how you can use it Key feature of a portfolio is reflection.
Step 1: Find out what a portfolio is and how you can use it Uses for faculty: Job hunting Faculty evaluation Legacy project For student use Instructional
Step 1: Find out what a portfolio is and how you can use it Uses for students: Job hunting Program capstone – assessment of skills Program progress
Step 2: Try some samples! Sample Faculty Portfolios Lynn Andrea Stein's Portfolio Raymond Shaw's Research Summary Mack Mariani's Teaching Portfolio g%20Portfolio/Default.htm g%20Portfolio/Default.htm Linda Baer's E-Folio
Step 2: Try some samples! Sample Student Portfolios Alverno College's Digital Diagnostic Portfolio Kalamazoo College Outstanding Portfolios MnSCU Sample Student E-Folio MnSCU Student Valdosta State University College of Education
Step 3: Test a new tool – Minnesotas Electronic Portfolio! Pauls turn!
Step 4: Make a professional portfolio for yourself Professional portfolio is a comprehensive description of your professional life and achievements Reflective, purposeful, analytic, and developmental More than a resume – includes narrative Use your narrative to summarize and state your claims. These should be supported by evidence.
Step 4: Make a professional portfolio for yourself Items to include in a professional portfolio: professional goals and interests expertise, knowledge, scholarship professional competence college and community service selective personal data
Step 4: Make a professional portfolio for yourself Questions to ask for a teaching portfolio: How do you teach? Why do you teach as you do? How do you know its working?
Step 4: Make a professional portfolio for yourself Items to include in a teaching portfolio: Advising/counseling, Classes Syllabi Student work Exams Peer reviews Student evaluations Development activities Awards and recognition Work samples
Step 4: Make a professional portfolio for yourself What are the possibilities with MnSCU E-folio? Time to play!
Step 5: Student Portfolios Uses for students: Job hunting Show completion of a field of study Show completion of campus-wide competencies Use as an advising tool during college career
Step 6: For Dessert – Electronic Portfolios for your Course Portfolios have been used by many within individual courses or for a series of courses. What tools would be useful for both you and the students? We would love to hear your ideas!
Step 6: For Dessert – Electronic Portfolios for your Course Faculty post items for students to review Students post their work on their website and faculty could post reactions or edit Students make a portfolio for a course that allows them to reflect on their thinking and their work, show their understanding of key concepts in the course, show the development of a project over time
Guides Assocation of American Geographers: Professional Portfolios Martin Kimeldorf's Portfolio Library: Planning and Design Guide Student Academic Portfolios at Southern Illinois University The Teaching Portfolio (Brown University) University of Saskatchewan: Definitions, Links, Bibliography Warren Sandmann's Portfolios Page (Minnesota State University, Mankato) MPortfolios.htm MPortfolios.htm What Teachers Learn from Student Self-Assessments (Evergreen College)