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E-Portfolios for Student Veterans: A Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Approach Within the Library SUNYLA 2014 Krista Gruber, Co-Principal Investigator.

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1 E-Portfolios for Student Veterans: A Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Approach Within the Library SUNYLA 2014 Krista Gruber, Co-Principal Investigator Susan Lieberthal, Principal Investigator

2 Student Veterans’ E-Portfolio Project Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 To create e-portfolios with student veterans through the Student Veterans Association (SVA)club Funding obtained through SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG) awarded Spring 2013

3 Goals of the Project Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Work with veterans Strengthen their academic engagement Teach them about new technologies Help them create e-portfolios to present a professional public self portrait Improve information literacy skills Give them an assigned room in the library

4 IITG Grant Principal Investigators Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Paul Basileo, Coordinator of Educational Technology Unit Krista Gruber, Faculty, Library Meridith Leo, Faculty, English Department Susan P. Lieberthal, Campus Head Librarian (PI) Danna Prather Davis, Faculty, Communications and SVA Advisor

5 A Collaborative Effort Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Educational technology, Library, English and Communications faculty Consultants

6 Planned Elements of the E-Portfolio Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 E-portfolio using SCCC Google Sites Template Writing Sample Video Annotated Bibliography

7 Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Created guidelines to distribute to student veterans Met with student veterans at project’s beginning to discuss the annotated bibliography Returned mid-project to reiterate the details and my availability

8 Space and Equipment Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Grant funded: 2 desktops, 4 laptops, videotaping and audiotaping equipment Association funded: 2 additional laptops College contribution: SVA room in library Additional desktops Editing room in media Faculty hours dedicated to project

9 Google Sites as E-Portfolio Platform Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Advantages:  Free  Portable  Reasonably user friendly  Linked to , YouTube, Android phone, etc. Disadvantages:  Not specifically geared to e-portfolios  No automatic administration rights

10 Laying the Groundwork for Google Sites Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring2014 Created a Google Sites template

11 Groundwork Cont. Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Shared template and rendered it searchable Designed an instruction booklet Provided instruction sessions Invited consultant and Stony Brook student to address group and inspire them

12 Students’ Templates Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014

13 Students’ Templates Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014

14 Students’ Templates Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014

15 Students’ Templates Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014

16 Final Shared E-Portfolio Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014

17 Assessing the Project Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Administered a survey at the beginning of project Administered a mid project survey Final survey at reception using clickers Anecdotal evidence/video answers

18 Data Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring students signed up for an e-portfolio 9 students took the first survey 10 students took the second survey  5 respondents had an e-portfolio  5 respondents had not created an e-portfolio 14 students used clickers 4 students shared their e-portfolio

19 Barriers to Completion Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG Grant Spring 2014 “No time” “Child rearing responsibilities” “Too much class work” “A little difficult” The team did not have enough time with the group

20 What the Students Thought (Beginning and Mid-year results very similar) Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 E-portfolio is a good thing to have It’s good to know about technology It’s good to be part of the group The project did/will help to learn new technologies The project did/will help to have fun with technology

21 Final Thoughts from Students (Using Clickers at Reception) Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 What did you like most about the SVA e-portfolio project? (Multiple Choice)

22 Final Thoughts from Students (Using Clickers at Reception) Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 What were some problems with the project? (Multiple Choice)

23 Final Thoughts from Students (Using Clickers at Reception) Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 After studying at SCCC, I plan to: (Multiple Choice)

24 Final Thoughts from Students (Using Clickers at Reception) Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG GrantSpring 2014 Please provide 2-3 short technology programs to be presented to SVA next year and rank them

25 What we Thought Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG Grant Spring 2014 Attentive group Not enough time Project not tied to curriculum Access to computers, designated room, laptops and smart phones did not guarantee completion of e-portfolios “Veterans have a hard time expressing themselves in writing” Google sites has its limitations

26 E-Portfolio Options Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG Grant Spring 2014 Digication (Stony Brook, LaGuardia Community College) Mahara (SUNY Purchase) WordPress (Temple Fox School) “Don’t get discouraged, it takes 5 years to get e-portfolio embedded”

27 Fun Reception! Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG Grant Spring 2014

28 Positive Outcomes for Investigators Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG Grant Spring 2014 Faculty collaboration Relationships forged between faculty and veterans Increased familiarity with e-portfolios and new technology Expansion of interest in e-portfolios beyond the project

29 Future Plans Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG Grant Spring 2014 Librarian (Krista Gruber) teaching e-portfolios per faculty requests (part of info. lit. session) 2-3 technology related programs for SVA club planned for academic year Career Services will partner with us for tech. programs SVA room in library available every day instead of 2X week

30 Questions? Lieberthal et al. Funded by SUNY IITG Grant Spring 2014 Krista Gruber, Reference Librarian Huntington Library, Ammerman Campus (631) Susan P. Lieberthal, Campus Head Librarian Huntington Library, Ammerman Campus (631)


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