Sky’s the Limit: Using our bold history to make the most of our digital future

Standing on the shoulders of a forty-year-old portfolio tradition, we are exploring all of the ways in which this rich history of assessing the quality and character of our students’ learning through their paper portfolio submissions can lead to a promising digital future of ePortfolio-based Outcomes Assessment. Summary Our efforts to integrate the use of ePortfolio for supporting Outcomes Assessment on our campus fall somewhere between emerging and developing. These nascent efforts, however, Read more [...]

Our Technology Story

We were initially propelled to explore ePortfolios by a strong faculty sentiment to transition our longstanding paper portfolio tradition to an electronic platform. Additionally, we hoped to increase student engagement with our Portfolio System through the use of technology. We began our exploration of ePortfolios as both technology and pedagogy in Spring 2010 with participation in the Making Connections seminar through LaGuardia Community College. During this time, we were exposed to various platforms, Read more [...]

Learning for a Sustainable Future and Using Social Media for Social Change

Seeing photo elicitation and social media as powerful tools for learning and social change, this ePortfolio-based pedagogy engages students in authentic and generative processes for constructing and representing emerging understandings of complex ideas relating to sustainability and for motivating social change for a sustainable future.   This social pedagogy practice was developed for a First-Year Seminar entitled Sustainability: Creating a Future We Can Live With. It requires students Read more [...]

From Paper to Pixels, Looseleaf to Links: A Seemingly Simple Transition of the Manhattanville Portfolio

What began as a transition from our paper Portfolio system, turned into a much larger and more fulfilling examination of our Learning Core. Read more [...]
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