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Upcoming Portfolio Webinar

ePortfolios To Improve Teaching, Learning, And Assessment

Thursday, October 4, 3:00-4:30pm EDT
online webinar
Host: Innovative Educators

NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year.

Electronic portfolios, or ePortfolios, are not a new idea. They have long been used to share work and professional history. Recently however, educational institutions have picked up the technology as an effective and engaging way to assess students. ePortfolios are also being used to engage students more deeply in learning by encouraging reflection.

In this webinar participants will learn about the varied uses of ePortfolios and suggested practices in the classroom. Resources to support use of ePortfolios to improve teaching, learning, and assessment will also be made available.

– Describe a variety of purposes for electronic portfolios
– Explain the process of “folio” thinking
– Articulate why reflection is important to deep learning
– Understand how to use ePortfolios for assessment purposes
– Access resources that will help them begin to use ePortfolios to improve teaching and learning

– Faculty
– Deans of Instruction
– Graduate teaching assistants
– Program coordinators
– Administrators

Debra Runshe is an Instructional Development Specialist at Indiana University. She assists staff and faculty in addressing complex teaching and learning issues relating to teaching methods, assessment, and the use of instructional technology. Her dedication to quality teaching has led to her involvement in many national endeavors. As a member of the Carnegie Foundation’s CASTL Program: Scholarly Inquiry about Active Pedagogies cluster group, she explored active learning pedagogies in universities across the nation and presented the findings nationally. She has been involved in several grant projects funded by: Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Education (DOE). Presently, as a member of Cohort VI of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research she is exploring the use and best practices in portfolio learning. She is also participating in the FIPSE project: “Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success,” a nationwide educational innovation project focused on exploring and strengthening best practices in ePortfolio pedagogy.