EPAC November Webcast: eportfolio learning for 21st century readiness with University of Oregon

Monday, November 15, 2010
11 a.m. PT/12 p.m. MT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

This event is free to all interested individuals although pre-registration is required: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHB4Y3dfZWhJRE9GSmpCckVjZ3RROWc6MA

If you cannot attend but would like to be notified when the archived recording of the session is available, please go ahead and register as well.

This webinar will present University of Oregon eportfolios in three professional programs:  Architecture, Business, and Arts Administration. The history of eportfolios at UO will be presented along with the unique implementation challenges and successes in each program.  Discoveries related to changes in student learning and teacher pedagogy will be addressed.  The UO eportfolio program (Ufolio) is part of the 5th cohort of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research (INCEPR). Ufolio is in its 3rd year, and UO has had an eportfolio program since 2006.

Ron Bramhall has been on the faculty of the Leadership and Communication Center at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business since 2003, and is the Director of the Lundquist College of Business Honors Program since 2006.  In those roles, Ron works with students, faculty and organizations to develop leadership, communication and collaboration skills. Ron’s interest in eportfolios revolves around their potential for the development of cross-curricular “professional” skills through experiential and reflective learning. Prior to his work at the UO, Ron consulted with organizations on leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.  His clients have included Home Depot, Microsoft, Intel and Hewlett-Packard, among others. Ron holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Nancy Yen-wen Cheng researches how digital media can enrich the design process at University of Oregon where she directs the Architecture Deparment’s Portland Program.  She began using the Internet for design collaboration and architectural education in 1993.  She is the 2009-2011 President of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design in Architecture (ACADIA) and an editor for the International Journal of Architectural Computing. As 2004 chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice group, she organized an AIA-ACADIA conference on digital fabrication. Prior to teaching architectural design and digital media in Oregon, she taught at University of Hong Kong and practiced in Boston. http://eportfolio.uoregon.edu/Members/nyc

Lori Hager is an assistant professor in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon.  She teaches graduate courses and conducts research in the areas of arts education policy and practice, community youth arts, and community arts development. She coordinates co-curricular learning for undergraduate and graduate students in community arts and arts management, and as Associate Director of Community Arts for the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy, she founded and directs the eportfolio project, which focuses on student-centered assessment,  digital documentation, and connecting curricular and co-curricular learning in the graduate curriculum. She is a founding member of UO’s ufolio group, which is part of the fifth cohort of the Inter/National Coalition of Electronic Portfolio Research (INCEPR).

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