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August 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Eportfolios for Learning: Faculty Discussion and Workshops, Sept. 19 and 20

Faculty and instructors are invited to a discussion and workshop series on electronic portfolios, Sept. 19-20

“Eportfolios offer a number of potential benefits for teaching, learning, and professional development. They can be used, for example, to promote students’ reflections on their learning, to document students’ accomplishment of learning outcomes in a course or program of study, and to showcase students’ accomplishments to share with prospective employers and others. Electronic portfolios also can be used to support professional development needs of students and faculty,” says Dr. Laurie Hatch, Associate Dean for Students, Instruction and Curriculum and Professor of Sociology.

On Sept. 19 and 20, the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a visit from Professor Wayne Hall, who has worked extensively with student and faculty eportfolios at the University of Cincinnati, and who will be offering sessions on this topic for Ohio University faculty and instructors. Hall’s website includes some sample student and faculty eportfolios.

The sessions are described below. To RSVP, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSNQ95N. The link will be active until the available seats are filled (approximately 20 per session). Portions of the sessions will be available via video following the event. For more information, contact Laurie Hatch at hatchl@ohio.edu or 740-593-2848.

Eportfolios for Learning: Faculty Discussion and Workshop Series, Sept. 19 and 20

Thursday, Sept 19

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. EPORTFOLIOS AND THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

Baker Center 235

This session sketches out a broad overview of eportfolios as they could benefit undergraduate education, whether within a single course or throughout an entire program of study, whether curricular or co-curricular. In addition to benefits and challenges, we will also consider strategies towards implementing eportfolios.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. EPORTFOLIOS AND THEIR ROLE IN ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Baker Center 235

This session reviews a wide range of professional-development needs that eportfolios can support, whether for faculty or for graduate students, whether in teaching, research/scholarship, or service. We will also consider the role of eportfolios in the job search; in dossiers for reappointment, promotion, or tenure; and in dossiers for teaching awards. In addition to benefits and challenges, we will also consider strategies towards implementing eportfolios.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. IMPLEMENTING EPORTFOLIOS IN A CLASS

Wilson Hall 303 (same as Friday 9:30 – 11:30 am sessions)

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eportfolios and Teaching: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies

This session reviews a variety of roles that eportfolios can play as both learning tools (for students) and as teaching tools (for instructors). We will consider the broader pedagogy implications of eportfolios as well as specific concerns such as time management and types of assignments. This session will also allow considerable time for discussion.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eportfolios and Teaching: A Workshop Towards a Successful Launch

While this session builds upon the previous session, attendees might also participate here who were unable to attend the first hour. The session will be structured around a range of prompts designed to focus planning towards the successful implementation of eportfolios in the classroom. We will rely upon a workshop structure designed to put some foundational pieces in place, with suggestions also provided towards follow-up activities.

Friday, Sept 20

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. IMPLEMENTING EPORTFOLIOS IN A CLASS

Wilson Hall 303 (same as Thursday 1:30 – 3:30 pm sessions)

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Eportfolios and Teaching: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies

This session reviews a variety of roles that eportfolios can play as both learning tools (for students) and as teaching tools (for instructors). We will consider the broader pedagogy implications of eportfolios as well as specific concerns such as time management and types of assignments. This session will also allow considerable time for discussion.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Eportfolios and Teaching: A Workshop Towards a Successful Launch

While this session builds upon the previous session, attendees might also participate here who were unable to attend the first hour. The session will be structured around a range of prompts designed to focus planning towards the successful implementation of eportfolios in the classroom. We will rely upon a workshop structure designed to put some foundational pieces in place, with suggestions also provided towards follow-up activities.

 

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