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ePortfolio Webinars

CIS Staff

April 1, 2008

CIS Academic Technology will host a series of three Webinars on ePortfolios during the month of April. The series is presented by the TLT (Teaching, Learning & Technology) Group. Workshop leaders are international ePortfolio expert Darren Cambridge, Assistant Professor at George Mason University, and Steve Erhmann, Director of the Flashlight Program on the Evaluation and Improvement of Educational Uses of Technology.

The three-part series will explore ePortfolios as a promising, unevenly implemented, and rapidly evolving tool. Some see ePortfolios primarily as tools for assessment and accountability; others see them as tools that can help create a stimulating and empowering learning environment. The series will discuss what ePortfolios are, identify factors and barriers that affect their implementation, and examine how feedback from faculty and students can help guide an ePortfolio initiative.

Please join us for lunch and a stimulating discussion of this promising new tool. You can register online by pointing your browser to http://cis.unh.edu/idc/training and choosing the sessions under ePortfolios. Or just click on the titles of the sessions below to access the registration. We look forward to seeing you on these three Wednesdays in April. For more information, contact Laurie Trufant at L.Trufant@unh.edu (2-4394).


ePortfolios: Models of ePortfolio Practice

University of New Hampshire, Durham Campus
Wednesday, April 16th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Entertainment Center, MUB

This first workshop will:

  • Reflect on examples of ePortfolios from a variety of higher education institutions
  • Identify successful ePortfolio models in use on other campuses
  • Collect and examine metaphors for portfolios and portfolio practice
  • Survey the use of ePortfolios for assessing liberal education outcomes

Guest speaker for this session is Terry Rhodes of the American Association of Colleges and Universities.



ePortfolios: Challenges of Implementation

University of New Hampshire, Durham Campus
Wednesday, April 23rd from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Strafford Room, MUB

This second workshop will:

  • Survey factors and barriers that frequently retard the implementation of ePortfolios
  • Discuss strategies for working across institutional roles to form a strong leadership team
  • Explore similarities and differences between implementation strategies in the US and UK

Guest speaker for this session is Rob Ward of the Center for Recording Achievement, UK.



ePortfolios: Formative Program Evaluation

University of New Hampshire, Durham Campus
Wednesday, April 30th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons

This third and final workshop will:

  • Investigate the “matrix survey” approach to gathering feedback from faculty and students
  • Discuss the limitations of using ePortfolios in assessment
  • Explore ways ePortfolios can provide insights into the “experienced curriculum”

Guest speaker for this session is Kathleen Blake Yancey of Florida State University.

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