Students at Seton Hall are required to purchase and use a portable case for holding electronic material. If you were to examine a graduating senior’s laptop would you find a well-organized collection of artifacts representing the student’s college work? Why not? Given the mobile computing program at SHU the answer should be Yes !
Showcase or Best Works Portfolios (Marketing) Assessment Portfolios (Summative) Learning Portfolios (Formative) From Barrett, H. C. (2001) Electronic Portfolios. Educational Technology: An Encyclopedia Types of Electronic Portfolios
The Electronic College Portfolio Self-directed, self-reliant learning - students create personalized resources, integrate material in particular courses, and carry these resources to related or advanced courses and activities (e.g., independent research). Technological literacy - develop and master information technology skills. Self-assessment of learning - maintain a permanent, easily accessible record of course work, related co- and extra-curricular materials, and reflections of their academic work and related experiences The opportunity to Showcase “Best Works” – to seek employment or entry into graduate programs, or to satisfy formal assessment processes. A personal resource that supports: Should be more than just a repository of artifacts
Example Electronic College Portfolio in Microsoft Word™ A hyperlinked index organizes electronic documents and resources from all college years on the students’ laptop. Associating courses by hyperlinking may serve as a partial antidote for the “Balkanization” of the college experience
Example Electronic College Portfolio Artifacts Personalized resources e.g My Personalized Library Resources PageMy Personalized Library Resources Page Homework assignments Traditional papers Reflections Course Portfolios
Example Course Portfolios Larkin, J. E., Pines, H. A., & Bechtel, K. M. (2002). Facilitating students’ career development in psychology courses: A portfolio project. Teaching of Psychology, 29, Rickabaugh, C. A. (1993). The psychology portfolio: Promoting writing and critical skills about psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 44, Sciutto, M. J. (2002). The methods and statistics portfolio: A resource for the introductory course and beyond. Teaching of Psychology, 29, Elena Pasquariello- Using Computers in Psychology Course e-Portfolio (this e-portfolio was saved to a CD and submitted to satisfy a course requirement) Tim Hogan- Physiological Psychology Course e-PortfolioPhysiological Psychology Course e-Portfolio
What students need to create and maintain electronic college portfolios. A Computer Microsoft Office and related applications Effective instruction in using Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office, and hypertext. Faculty encouragement, support, and nudging A electronic portfolio culture (Department-, College- or University-Wide)
Who Grades the Electronic College Portfolio? As a Learning Portfolio No one and everyone Faculty grade the portfolio content for their particular course. As an Assessment or Showcase portfolio a formal process must be developed 1.Department level- Designated Advisors and Senior Seminar Instructors? 2.College Level – e.g., SHU College of Education 3.University Wide – coordinated by an office of e- portfolio development (e.g., Kalamazoo College).
How Can Faculty Contribute to the Development of a e-Portfolio Culture? Talk about the e-portfolio idea in your classes. Include a “Electronic Course Portfolio” assignment in at least some of your classes. Suggest “Personalized Resources”. Encourage and support students’ efforts. Explore the feasibility of a departmental e-portfolio requirement.