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The Promise of ePortfolios Connecting Academic Achievement with California Workforce Development Kathleen Willbanks, Ruth Cox Friday, Aug. 9, 2008.

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1 The Promise of ePortfolios Connecting Academic Achievement with California Workforce Development Kathleen Willbanks, Ruth Cox Friday, Aug. 9, 2008

2 Presenters San Francisco State University (Academic Technology) – Ruth Cox CSU Center for Distributed Learning – Kathleen Willbanks 2 2

3 Who are you? Turning Point: I work at a: Career college Community or Junior college (2 year) Liberal arts college Technical college University college Institutes of technology (and Polytechnics) Private

4 4 4 Nation’s largest, most diverse university system 450,000 students 1,800 degree programs 47,000 faculty and staff 23 campuses $4.5 billion budget The CSU Humboldt Chico Sonoma Maritime Academy Sacramento East Bay San Francisco San Jose Stanislaus Fresno Bakersfield Northridge Pomona San Marcos Monterey Bay San Diego FullertonSan Bernardino Long Beach San Luis Obispo Channel Islands Los Angeles Dominguez Hills Chancellor’s Office

5 CSU’s Mission 5 5 To provide California’s students with accessible, affordable higher education so they can successfully enter the workforce. “Working for California”

6 The History of ePortfolios in the CSU Schools of Ed - State Requirements Continued interest & Multi-campus cooperation Disciplines expand – NCATE, ABET, AACSB WASC Accreditation & Aggregation of Assessment data Workforce Development 6 6

7 Reasons for ePortfolios Why should we use ePortfolios? Reflection Pedagogy Accreditation Workforce Development Other

8 Portfolios are not a new idea…

9 For years… Universities have used paper-based portfolios to assess student work Share work for accreditation/program review As a valuable tool for career connections 9 9

10 But today… In an ePortfolio we can collect, select, reflect, direct, build, and publish a wide range of digital artifacts using electronic technology as the container. ePortfolios can be shared worldwide.

11 11 SF State Student PortfoliosStudent Portfolios

12 ePortfolio.sfsu.edu

13 Regional Partnerships SF State Humboldt State CSUMB SJSU K CCSF SMCCCD –Cañada –Skyline –CSM De Anza more comm. colleges in Monterey Bay and Humboldt areas

14 CSU Activities 2002 – 2003 Schools of Ed 2003 – 2004 Report to the Deans, Vendor Review 2005 – 2006 Vendor Research/CoP/f2f meetings 2006 – 2007 MERLOT, Teaching Commons, National Coalition for ePortfolio Research, Campus survey 2007 – 2008 Build case studies, promising practices, Campus survey, newsletter, advisory group 14

15 CSU Activities 15

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17 What products? If you have a product or are looking for one, let us know which one: 1.LiveText 2.TaskStream 3.eFolio 4.Blackboard 5.Angel 6.Open Source 7.Other

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19 Challenges Engaging Partners and Funding –Capacity connecting to campus activity –Archiving/maintaining ePortfolios –Connecting more directly with CA workforce development –Getting outside support for ePortfolio projects –Funding in the current economy

20 Holistic Look at ePortfolios Film clip on ePortfolios: Voices of students, faculty, advisors & employers Perspectives on Teaching, Learning and Working with ePortfolios (6 minutes) 20

21 Take Away Menu In your handout: – 1. Alan’s graphic – 2. Defining ePortfolios & CDL graphic – 3. ePortfolio growth at SF State flow chart – 4. How to implement/challenges – 5. Partnership notes – 6. References to MERLOT 21


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