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Re-assessing innovative assessment | Arts and Humanities. This blog post, which reflects on the key issues raised during a workshop held at the HEA enhancement event Ways of knowing, ways of learning: innovation in pedagogy for graduate success was compiled by Erica Morris, HEA Consultant in Academic Practice (erica.morris@heacademy.ac.uk). Over the last ten years or so, much thought has been given to the use of innovative assessment, and more generally, universities and colleges have focused on enhancing assessment practices. Initiatives, research and developments on assessment have led to a rich collection of established theoretical perspectives and good practice guidance for those seeking to make changes to how assessment in designed for students. At the Higher Education Academy (HEA) we synthesised this work, and by building on Assessment Standards: a Manifesto for Change produced A Marked Improvement: Transforming Assessment in Higher Education.

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Reflection. ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps. What is an ePortfolio? An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. Portfolios can relate to specific academic fields or your lifelong learning. Evidence may include writing samples, photos, videos, research projects, observations by mentors and peers, and/or reflective thinking. The key aspect of an eportfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your eportfolio. An ePortfolio is not a specific software package, but more a combination of process (a series of activities) and product (the end result of the ePortfolio process).

The real value of an e-portfolio is in the reflection and learning that is documented therein, not just the collection of work. " The e-portfolio is the central .and common point for the student experience. What is a blog? AAEEBL. The AAEEBL Webinars are co-sponsored by AAC&U, EPAC, and IJeP. They are all focused on the question "what is the eportfolio idea? " Darren Cambridge, a well-known eportfolio leader, will present his own view that eportfolio is a genre. AAEEBL encourages our members and contacts to consider this Conference on October 25 to 27. The AAEEBL Webinar Series this year is addressing the question "What is the ePortfolio Idea? " He will talk about "the “Museum of Me” and the “Cabinet of Curiosities” as his view of what the eportfolio idea is.

After a great conference at UGA in 2014, we decided to repeat the conference. AAEEBL and the eportfolio community are publishing the Field Guide to ePortfolio with AAC&U in 2016. If learners really do own their own learning, then they are also responsible for their own learning and are at stake for the outcomes of their learning. The ever-popular AAC&U E-Portfolio Forum will be held on Saturday January 23 this year.

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Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows. The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers | TIME. When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and accept requests as they come in, but everything else? Eh, you’ll get to it when you need to. While we definitely don’t recommend this approach (hey, the recruiter from your dream company finding you and offering you a job? It could happen), we get that there are times you need a total LinkedIn overhaul. And for those times? Here, we’ve compiled everything you need to know—from crafting a stunning summary to selling your accomplishments, projects, and skills—in one place. 1.

Simply put, the more complete your profile, the better the odds that recruiters will find you in the first place. 2. It’s much easier to publicize your profile with a customized URL (ideally linkedin.com/yourname), rather than the clunky combination of numbers that LinkedIn automatically assigns when you sign up. 3. 4. Read More: Does Your LinkedIn Headline Suck?

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If You Build It, They Will Come | ePortfolios at IAIA. This page contains links to presentation files and other examples shown during our presentation at the Indianapolis Assessment Institute October 22, 2014. Presented by: Russel Stolins and James Lujan Click to start presentation… Click for expanded mind map Part A/B Part B Part C Part D Part E Part F. 4 Common E-Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid -- Campus Technology. E-Portfolios Page 2 of 2 4 Common E-Portfolio Mistakes To Avoid Summers said the Virginia Tech program coordinates with as many campus stakeholders as it can, including the office of assessment, libraries and the center for teaching and learning.

"The more you get them involved with other campus units, the better success you will see," she said. One area where Virginia Tech has something in common with Georgia Highlands is that when it mandated the use of e-portfolios in its First Year Experience, it encountered resistance from some of the faculty. Mistake #4: Software Not Matched to Program Goals Choosing the right software for your institution's goals can be tough, in part because those goals related to learning, assessment and professional development tend to evolve, Summers said.

The overwhelming feeling of the administration at Georgia Highlands was that the tool was not right for them, Hepler said. She expects another working group will look at software choices. About the Author. IJeP :: Call for Papers. Call For Papers The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is now accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication. IJeP is pubished twice a year (March and September) and employs a rolling submission process. Those wishing to be considered for the March 2015 issue should use December 1, 2014 as their submission deadline. Those submitting manuscripts to IJeP can expect the review process to take less than 90 days. The mission of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings. The journal’s focus includes the explanation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of researchers’, practitioners’, and developers’ experiences relevant to ePortfolio.

Types of Manuscripts Manuscripts addressing one or more of the following topic domains are being sought: Submission Guidelines See the Submission Guidelines page for specific information regarding submitting manuscripts to IJeP. 2014 AAEEBL Annual Call for Proposals - AAEEBL. July 28-31, 2014 Hynes Convention Center The deadline for proposal submission has passed.This CFP page is for informational purposes. Introduction and Conference Context AAEEBL and the eportfolio community have long recognized that eportfolios and information/educational technology can fundamentally alter – have fundamentally altered – how people learn. We see that "alternative” learning opportunities – experiential learning, service learning, internships and more – have moved from the fringes to the center of academic activity on many campuses. A parallel and potentially synergistic movement in higher education to eportfolios is that of "engaged learning.” In the past several years, a number of theories have elaborated the perspectives of revolutionary theorists and philosophers in the fields of education, psychology, and technology in ways that are particularly relevant to issues of engaged learning.

This year’s conference is all about synergy, intersection, and integration. 1. 2. 3. 1. Integration. Why Integration? Our goal is simple: where it makes sense, provide a unified, transparent experience that does not add work for anyone, while leveraging the power of a full-featured assessment and accreditation management system. As educators ourselves, we feel that faculty should focus on teaching, not wasting time logging into various systems, or opening grade books to assess the same work multiple times.

Neither should they be using valuable time setting up key assessments. These should be in place, ready to use and look like any other assignment. Likewise, students should be able to access work aimed at measuring what matters for their course, while simultaneously presenting their skills to inform program and campus decisions about continuous improvement. Thoughtful integration is important. …I have been very impressed with the work that Chalk & Wire did with Moodlerooms. Jessica Winans, The University of Montana Western The Power of our Integrations.

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Pathbrite. Digital Portfolios. E-portfolios. Why Large-Scale E-Portfolios Make Sense -- Campus Technology. E-Portfolios | Q&A Why Large-Scale E-Portfolios Make Sense A new initiative at the University of Alaska Anchorage aims to roll out campuswide e-portfolios by 2015, with the potential to go even broader on the horizon. By Dian Schaffhauser07/09/14 As the new e-portfolio services coordinator at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Paul Wasko is hitting the ground running.

Recently, the institution and four affiliated colleges issued an e-portfolio RFP, with the intention to be in pilot mode by spring 2015. Wasko's job will be to define, implement and support the use of portfolios, including promoting the use of them in courses and programs across campus. Wasko spent nearly 11 years at Minnesota's college and university system as director of eStudent Services — with a particular emphasis on eFolioMinnesota, an ambitious play to bring portfolios to every man, woman and child in the state. CT: Why do e-portfolios still make sense? 4th Annual ePortfolio Research Survey - AAEEBL. Categories of ePortfolio Tools. AAEEBL. AAEEBL is the non-profit, year-round professional association that serves the eportfolio community around the world and provides special benefits for institutional members and opportunities to Corporate Partners who work with us to support our mission.

Find out more about what AAEEBL membership offers to advance your professional development, your institutional transformation or your corporate good citizenship by exploring this site or by contacting us. You must first register on the site before accessing many site sections. If you are not a member of the site yet, please register. Also, whenever possible, we ask you to please use your professional email address whether that is a school or company. You'll find that the AAEEBL Online Community offers many ways to participate once you are registered, and that you may set your profile preferences as you wish. Note: if you received email from AAEEBL prior to November 1, 2013, you were imported as part of our migration process. Epcop_learnspace. Do you want to know all about eportfolios? Then join us here in this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and experience the What, Why, How, Where, So What, Now What and Then What of creating and reflecting in Eportfolios!

The learnspace is a library, a resource kit, a gallery, a classroom, and a communication portal - a space for participants to learn collaboratively about Eportfolios. The learnspace has also provided a space for the EpCoP design team to discuss, select and gather relevant resources, activities, communications and networks that are structured to help practitioners to build an awareness of the power of Eportfolios and to develop the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for: VET practitioners developing a professional e-portfolio to support their CPD needs (eg industry and professional currency) Using Formative Assessment to Evaluate Student Participation. March 24, 2014 By: Carolyn Ives in Effective Teaching Strategies Many instructors will argue that student participation in class is important.

But what’s the difference between participation and engagement? What does good participation or engagement look like? How can you recognize it? And how can you tell if a student is not engaged? Typically, instructors see a student who willingly participates as one who is engaged, and research shows that students who are engaged often take active roles in their own learning (Weaver and Qi, qtd. in Rogers, 2013, p. 11). This is just one of the many challenges that faculty face while trying to evaluate class participation. With all these challenges, some instructors opt not to assign grades to participation at all. Formative assessment strategies So, then, how can instructors facilitate student engagement and helpful participation? So how does it work? My results have been overwhelmingly positive. Rogers, Susan L. (2013). Assessment Institute: Call for Proposals.

The Call for Proposal deadline has passed. I would like to extend to you and your colleagues an invitation to join us for the 2014 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis October 19 - 21, 2014. Please consider submitting a proposal by March 28. We would be particularly pleased to receive proposals addressing any of the topics listed in the bullet points below. We will feature special track plenary sessions and workshops emphasizing assessment in: In addition, we will present SESSIONS WITH NATIONAL ASSESSMENT LEADERS, a poster session, and additional learning opportunities emphasizing: Accreditation Assessment in General Education Assessment in All Major Fields Assessment Methods Assessment in Community Colleges Institution-Wide Data Collection/Use Use of Technologies in Assessment Keynote Panel: Thomas A.

Abstract Submission Dates: All proposals are due by March 28, 2014 Notifications will be sent after June 3, 2014 Participation confirmation due from all presenters on June 13, 2014. 2014 AAEEBL Annual Call for Proposals - AAEEBL. July 28-31, 2014 Hynes Convention Center The deadline for proposal submission has passed. This CFP is being left to view for informational purposes. Introduction and Conference Context AAEEBL and the eportfolio community have long recognized that eportfolios and information/educational technology can fundamentally alter – have fundamentally altered – how people learn. We see that "alternative” learning opportunities – experiential learning, service learning, internships and more – have moved from the fringes to the center of academic activity on many campuses. But we also see that the very place where this innovation is thriving – higher education – is also challenged by vestiges of bygone eras that can impede innovation.

A parallel and potentially synergistic movement in higher education to eportfolios is that of "engaged learning.” AAEEBL and the eportfolio community have been promoting this new learning paradigm for many years. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. Faculty and Staff Development 5. 6. 7. Assessment Institute.