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 http://efoliomn.com http://efoliomn.com MnSCU E-folio Help Site http://efoliomn.avenet.net http://efoliomn.avenet.net AAHE's Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices for Students, Faculty and Institutions http://aahe.ital.utexas.edu/electroni cportfolios/TOC.html http://aahe.ital.utexas.edu/electroni cportfolios/TOC.html AAHE's Electronic Portfolios Community of Practice http://aahe.ital.utexas.edu/electroni cportfolios/cop.html http://aahe.ital.utexas.edu/electroni 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 http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/las/ http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/las/ Raymond Shaw's Research Summary http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~rashaw/ http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~rashaw/ Mack Mariani's Teaching Portfolio http://student.maxwell.syr.edu/mariani/Teachin g%20Portfolio/Default.htm http://student.maxwell.syr.edu/mariani/Teachin g%20Portfolio/Default.htm Linda Baer's E-Folio http://lindabaer.efoliomn2.com http://lindabaer.efoliomn2.com
Step 2: Try some samples! Sample Student Portfolios Alverno College's Digital Diagnostic Portfolio http://www.alverno.edu/academics/ddp.html http://www.alverno.edu/academics/ddp.html Kalamazoo College Outstanding Portfolios http://www.kzoo.edu/pfolio/outstanding.html http://www.kzoo.edu/pfolio/outstanding.html MnSCU Sample Student E-Folio http://sample19.efoliomn.com http://sample19.efoliomn.com MnSCU Student http://denaefisher.efoliomn.com Valdosta State University College of Education http://126.96.36.199/coeii/portfolios/Default.asp http://188.8.131.52/coeii/portfolios/Default.asp
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 http://www.aag.org/Careers/UW/Profportfolios.html http://www.aag.org/Careers/UW/Profportfolios.html Martin Kimeldorf's Portfolio Library: Planning and Design Guide http://www.amby.com/kimeldorf/portfolio/p_mk-08.html http://www.amby.com/kimeldorf/portfolio/p_mk-08.html Student Academic Portfolios at Southern Illinois University http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/portf.html http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/portf.html The Teaching Portfolio (Brown University) http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Sheridan_Center/pubs/teacport.html http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Sheridan_Center/pubs/teacport.html University of Saskatchewan: Definitions, Links, Bibliography http://library.usask.ca/education/portfolios.html http://library.usask.ca/education/portfolios.html Warren Sandmann's Portfolios Page (Minnesota State University, Mankato) http://www.mankato.msus.edu/acadaf/Html/AAProgram_Assessment/MO MPortfolios.htm http://www.mankato.msus.edu/acadaf/Html/AAProgram_Assessment/MO MPortfolios.htm What Teachers Learn from Student Self-Assessments (Evergreen College) http://www.evergreen.edu/washcenter/resources/assess/e2johnso.htm http://www.evergreen.edu/washcenter/resources/assess/e2johnso.htm