Don’t miss Helen Chen, Monday, August 18, 2014 at 12:30 in the Peters Building. She will be giving the keynote at the Technology, Pedagogy, and Innovations Conference. (register here)
ePortfolios are more than just a technology: they imply a process of planning, keeping track of, making sense of, and sharing evidence of learning and performance. Using ePortfolios well requires embracing a set of practices and an understanding of learning called Folio Thinking. This session will make the case for "why ePortfolios? why now?" by introducing a framework for exploring and designing an ePortfolio approach to meet specific learning outcomes and objectives. Drawing upon emerging research findings and case studies from a range of students, disciplines, and institutions, this session will engage participants in exploring the practical considerations of implementing and sustaining an ePortfolio initiative.
Helen and her colleagues Tracy Penny Light and John Ittelson are the authors of Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors (2011, Wiley). She is a co-founder and co-facilitator of EPAC, a community of practice focusing on pedagogical and technological issues related to ePortfolios. Dr. Chen works closely with the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a faculty member for the Institute on General Education and Assessment and has served as an advisory board member for the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education project and Quality Collaboratives: Assessing and Reporting Degree Qualifications Profile Competencies in the Context of Transfer.