Upcoming EPAC Webchat about customizing the Mahara ePortfolio Tool:
EPAC April Webchat with Pace University: Customizing Mahara as an Open Source Solution to Create a University-wide “Educational Passport” for Learning
When: Thursday, April 7, 2011
10 a.m. PT/11 p.m. MT/12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET
This event is free to all interested individuals although pre-registration is required:
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/chat will describe the Pace solution for implementing a university-wide ePortfolio program, with our Open Source software, Mahara. Within one year, we have customized our platform, and gone from a small pilot program to a multi-faceted integrated ePortfolio, working with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from across the disciplines, as well as partnering with Career Services, and Student Life.
Beth Gordon Klingner is the Executive Director for Academic Technology at Pace University and is also an adjunct instructor in English, Communications and Psychology. Beth has been an ePortfolio enthusiast for the past ten years. This year, Beth is participating in the LaGuardia Community College’s Making Connections program on ePortfolios. In addition, Beth is also interested in blended learning, distance education and emerging technologies. Beth recently co-authored a chapter in Teaching Inclusively in Higher Education, titled “The Technological Age of Teaching.” Beth earned her BA in Literature from Binghamton University, her MA in English Education from SUNY–Albany, and her PhD in Educational Technology from Walden University.
Linda Anstendig is a Professor of English, Co-Director of the Pace ePortfolio Program, and Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University. This year Linda is a member of the leadership team for the LaGuardia Community College Connect 2 Learning Grant, and is leading faculty development Teaching Circle seminars for developing ePortfolios. Her publications include a text, Writing Through Literature, co-authored with David Hicks, a chapter in Peter Seldin’s Teaching Portfolios, a book chapter in It Really Works: Ideas from Award Winning English Teachers, and numerous aritcles on writing across the curriculum, service learning, and writing with technology. Linda earned her BA from Connecticut College, her MAT from Harvard University, and her Ed.D from Columbia University Teachers College.