ePortfolios in Higher Education: Models and Metaphors Darren Cambridge
Overview • Models (mostly) from the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research • Metaphors
Georgia Writing Portfolio • Assessment of first year composition outcomes • Three essays, one revised, and cover letter • Collected and analyzed through <emma>
Learning Record Online • Five dimensions of learning and course goals • Observations and samples of work throughout semester • Interpretation and grade recommendations at middle and end • Midterm moderations
George Mason Graduation Portfolio • Graduation requirement in New Century College • Organized around nine competencies • Several reflective essays linked to student-chosen artifacts • Designed using generic tools
Weber State General Education Portfolio • A “bolt-on” institutional assessment of a selection of students • Artifacts matched to outcomes and reflection on the match • Verified through faculty evaluation
Kapi’olani Hawaiian Values Portfolio • Organized around six native Hawaiian values and four stages of the journey of a canoe • Matrix thinking (Hamilton) • Impact on student engagement and learning strategies
LaGuardia ePortfolio • Recent immigrants and first-generation college students • Bridging home and disciplinary culture • Impact on retention, student engagement, grades • Portfolio studios • Visual design and iteration
George Mason Leadership Portfolio • Leadership portfolio for an audience of their choice • Identity, relationships, community, future directions • Portfolio using template; matrix “pre-writing”
Used by 60,000 residents • Most active users demographically representative • Use across roles suggests intrinsic motivation and lifelong learning • Integration of different life roles in single representation with user control over contents and visual design key success factor
Think about … • If you were a student, which model would be most appealing? • Which models appeal most to you as an educator? • Which best match current or anticipated practice in your classroom, program, or institution? • What challenges might you anticipate if you were to build on one of these models?
Mirror Map Sonnet - Mary Dietz (1994) Conversations piece Museum exhibit Interface Remix Metaphors
Think about … • What metaphors are most appealing to you? • What other metaphors can you think of?