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Portland State University

Electronic portfolios in education

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Compared To What? Reconsidering Assessment In Higher Education, Gary R. Brown Jan 2011

Compared To What? Reconsidering Assessment In Higher Education, Gary R. Brown

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There is, as Peter Ewell has recently observed, a tension between accountability and improvement. Batson elaborates, noting the parallel realization is dawning that tracking student outcomes toward learning goals, while a useful and necessary exercise, does not yield as much value as we had thought. Batson argues that developing an accountability system has provided rewards to faculty and student painfully insufficient to warrant the work such development requires. Batson argues that ePortfolios provide a rich alternative. This presentation will demonstrate with real student ePortfolio case studies nested within the context of organizational ePortfolio to provide an example that suggests Batson ...


Eportfolios, The Harvesting Gradebook, Accountability, And Community, Gary R. Brown, Nils Peterson, Meriem Chida, Theron Desrosier Feb 2009

Eportfolios, The Harvesting Gradebook, Accountability, And Community, Gary R. Brown, Nils Peterson, Meriem Chida, Theron Desrosier

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Article discusses a project at Washington State University that engaged students in projects that combined a portfolio approach with emerging technologies, as well as involvement with professionals from outside the campus community. The article discusses the results, impact and implications of this experiment for learning and assessment in the university environment.


Out Of The Classroom And Beyond, Gary R. Brown, Nils Peterson, Adrian Wilson, Jim Ptaszynski Jan 2008

Out Of The Classroom And Beyond, Gary R. Brown, Nils Peterson, Adrian Wilson, Jim Ptaszynski

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E-portfolios that function as collaborative, personalized learning spaces rather than just showcases offer a means of assessment that can support generative learning and build the skills essential for 21st century students. Gary Brown, Nils Peterson, Adrian Wilson, and Jim Ptaszynski identify the challenges and discuss some lessons learned in the Washington State University effort to adopt an e-portfolio program based on Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server 2007. The emerging technology supporting e-portfolios and personal learning environments present opportunities to engage students and external stakeholders more fully by making learning visible.