UALR is pleased to host this live Web event:
ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS: ENHANCING TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT, A WEB CONFERENCE by ACADEMIC IMPRESSIONS.
DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2005
TIME: 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. CST
ROOM: DICKINSON 106
SPONSORS: STaR, Project PACE and Office of the Provost
Electronic portfolios enable the collection of, reflection on, and presentation of any type of digital file. As such, they can serve as a powerful tool to enhance teaching and learning, providing authentic evidence of achievement for assessment purposes, and supporting advising and job search activities. Join us for the Electronic Portfolios: Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment web conference to explore why and how a variety of institutions are implementing ePortfolios and examine specific benefits being realized and challenges being faced by each institution.
Specifics on the process of selecting and deploying an ePortfolio system on your campus will also be covered.
Successfully implementing ePortfolios requires a commitment to rethinking issues of teaching and learning in the classroom, programmatic and institutional assessment, and student support services. To be successful, administrators, faculty, and staff across the institution must be involved in this process. We encourage you to invite key constituents from all interested areas to attend this event.
- Types of ePortfolios
- Why implement ePortfolios?
- - For teaching and learning
- - For assessment
- - For support services
- Institutional Examples
- - How are institutions using ePortfolios?
- - Examples of ePortfolios
- Selecting a Platform
- - How do you choose?
- - Build or buy?
- - What's out there?
- - Matching a platform to your needs and infrastructure
- Challenges of Implementation
- - Leadership
- - Managing change
- - Technical and pedagogical support for faculty and students
- - Timelines
Diane J. Goldsmith, Dean of Planning, Research and Assessment at the CT Distance Learning Consortium has a Ph.D. in Evaluation and Measurement and over 20 years experience in higher education in a variety of roles, including teaching, student affairs, planning, research, evaluation and distance education. She has led the research and assessment effort of the Consortium since its inception and has published and presented nationally on the findings of this research. As part of this work, she directed a FIPSE-funded project involving 14 institutional partners (two and four year, public and private institutions) which created a unique collaborative tutoring project (www.etutoring.org), a shared ePortfolio platform (www.ePortfolio.org), a technology-assessment tool and remediation units. In 2005, she was awarded a three-year Davis Educational Foundation grant to continue the work of helping institutions incorporate ePortfolios into their student service, academic, planning, and assessment efforts.
Added by chota on November 8, 2005