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2 The Chronicle of Higher Education: “If students can't present information about their college learning to employers, educators, and the wider world, that learning is devalued…”

3 Employers’ Thoughts on Work Experience: 1.Team Work (79.8%) 2.Written Communication (75.6%) 3.Problem Solving (74.1%) 4.Analytical Skills (72.1%) 5.Communication Skills (67.4%) Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Market:

4 Integrating ideas from various sources Connecting concepts from different courses Using electronic media to complete an assignment Synthesizing and organizing ideas Preparing a Portfolio that collects written work from more than one class NSSE Data:

5 Project Goals: 1.Effective Communication 2.Critical Thinking through Reflection 3.Technical Competence 4.Visual Literacy

6 WHAT IS AN EPORTFOLIO? IS IT A WEBSITE? IS IT A RESUME? IS IT A BLOG?

7 An ePortfolio is a personalwebsite that:  Communicates/showcases skills &experiences  Contains documents & media called“artifacts” contextualized with reflection

8 More Examples…

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10 What are artifacts? Different Genres Multi-modal Flexible

11 Artifact examples:

12 A blog Social networking A resume It’s not…

13 electronic reflectionartifacts LinkedIn Paper Portfolios Blogs ePortfolios What are ePortfolios?

14  Reflective  Online  Proof It is…

15 It’s not…

16 HOW DO I GET STARTED? I WANT TO DO THIS RIGHT NOW!!!

17 ARCHIVE WORK COLLECT SELECT REFLECT MAKE VISUAL REVISE, REVIST, REARRANGE The process:

18 Artifacts act as proof if: COLLECTORGANIZEARRANGESELECT! REFLECTION Artifacts

19 HARDEST PART? REFLECTION.

20 What is reflection? Ask questions Imagine possibilities Provide context Apply & evaluate Knowledge Make connections Think about experiences

21 Questions Like These: 1.Identify one important concept you’ve learned from this activity. 2.Why do you believe what you’ve learned is important? 3.Apply what you learned to some aspect of your life or future career. 4.Write down a question or something you are still wondering about from this activity.

22 WIXWEEBLYWORDPRESSGOOGLESITES ePortfolio Platforms:

23 WHY EPORTFOLIOS: Synthesize Experiences: ePortfolios are strongly linked to engaged and enhanced learning because they provide an opportunity to synthesize and reconsider experiences Why ePortfolios?

24 Showcase Skills : Students have expressed interest in showcasing their skills at graduation Why ePortfolios?

25 WHY PROFESSIONAL EPORTFOLIOS? Provides a Real Audience: Programs have expressed interest in expanding existing capstone or senior projects, involving industry advisors, and responding to expectations of their disciplines Why ePortfolios?

26 Get involved! Student Workshop Series Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. 1.Introduction to ePortfolios 2.Building ePortfolio Structure and Organization 3.Writing in ePortfolios 4.Technology Help 5.Feedback Session

27 CHECK IT OUT!

28 LET’S TALK! Heather Stuart Program Assistant ePortfolio Project


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