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ePortfolios & Assessment Information

by Linda Bahai
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Assessment is often discussed with ePortfolios. Here is a collection of assessment information.

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Assessment Clear and Simple -- Practical Steps for Institutions, Departments, and General-Education

Added 07/07/2009
Walvoord covers the definition of assessment of student learning, and has great visuals and case studies.

Changing the Paradigm of Effectiveness and Documentation of Learning within Higher Education through Institutional Electronic Portfolios

Added 07/07/2009
This paper reports research that addresses the challenges higher education leadership faces in devising ways to be responsive to federal and state education departments, accrediting agencies, and higher education systems.

Learning, Reflection, and Electronic Portfolios: Stepping Toward an Assessment Practice

Added 07/07/2009
This study used a portfolio-based, mid-program reflection of undergraduate students to elaborate a framework for reflective learning and raise questions about related assessment practices.

One Size Fits None: What’s the

Added 07/07/2009
The keynote for the UIPUI 2008 Assessment Institute - a timely and concise overview of ePortfolios.

The Institutional Portfolio: A Performance-Based Model for Assessment of General Education

Added 07/07/2009
An overview of the development and implementation of a model involving performance-based assessment of general education.

Assessment: Building the Enterprise Infrastructure

Added 07/07/2009
This summarizes CSU, Chico’s progress in leveraging assessment software and data warehousing functionality to integrate student data, provide rich analysis and reporting possibilities, and document the effectiveness of improvement initiatives.

Assessing Learning, Encouraging Individuality Through Portfolios at Spelman College

Added 07/07/2009
"The college first instituted a paper-based first-year writing portfolio requirement in 1993. Since then, Spelman’s work with student portfolios has expanded into an institution-wide initiative to develop students’ ability to think critically about their lives, their learning, and their educational goals."

Doing Assessment as if Learning Matters Most: Simple, Practical Classroom- and

Added 07/07/2009
Research-based guidelines for learning centered (and faculty-directed) assessment and demonstrates simple, practical applications at classroom and course levels.

Assessment Results Lead to Curriculum Change

Added 07/07/2009
The power of assessment for curricula change. The modeling of rubrics, reports, methodology, and curricular relationships may help other institutions working to establish an assessment program and use assessment results.

Universities as Responsive Learning Organizations Through Competency-Based Assessment with Electronic Portfolios

Added 07/07/2009
Rather than preset standards, competencies become boundary objects connecting individual student experience to community conversation about what it means to be educated.

UIPUI's 2008 Assessment Institute

Added 07/07/2009
This is a collection of new techniques and approaches in a variety of outcomes assessment areas, including general education and major fields as well as civic engagement, student development, electronic portfolios, first-year experience and faculty development.

Reflection, Revision, and Assessment in First-Year Composition ePortfolios

Added 07/07/2009
University of Georgia adopted ePortfolios for their First Year Composition and documented the process. After some information on technologies, and learning theories, they delve into the methodologies and results of the study.

Higher Ed Assessment Blog

Added 07/07/2009
Mary consults with institutions in the areas of assessment and online education.

Assessment & Accountability

Added 07/07/2009
Assessment & Accountablility: How are they different? What is the role od ePortfolios? Where do we see things moving for future programs and individuals?

The Benefits of E-portfolios for Students and Faculty in Their Own Words

Added 07/07/2009
Winter 2009 PeerReview from AACU, this article by Ross Miller, senior director of assessment for learning, Association of American Colleges and Universities and Wende Morgaine, VALUE initiative manager, Association of American Colleges and Universities reflects what users are saying.

Education Tuning Shows What Students Learned

Added 07/07/2009
Listen to a recording of the 4/14/09 NPR Show: Phyllis Safman, assistant commissioner for academic affairs at the Utah System of Higher Education, and Gary Rhoades, General Secretary for the American Association of University Professors and a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, examine whether or not education "tuning" is better, or just different

Authentic Tasks

Added 07/07/2009
This site is part of the Authentic Assessment Toolbox which is a MERLOT Classics winner. This section deals with Authentic Tasks, which according to the author are assignments "given to students designed to assess their ability to apply standard-driven knowledge and skills to real-world challenges." The author provides Characteristics of Authentic Tasks and Types of Authentic Tasks. Also provided at the site are Examples of Authentic Tasks and How to Select an Authentic Task.


Added 07/07/2009
Jon Mueller's well written piece on the ePortfolios.

Hazel Owen's Resource for ePortfolios

Added 07/07/2009
Foundation students at Dubai Men's College (DMC) developed a Career ePortfolio as part of an integrated Computer, Research Skills and Projects Course. ... However, the ePortfolios were not interactive or easily portable, and the final artifact was produced for assessment
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