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AAEEBL Conference on Career, Employability and ePortfolios
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Theme: Global Connections and Life-Long Learning with ePortfolios

 February 27-28, 2012

                      Westminster College

                      Salt Lake City, Utah

Conference Program

Conference Theme: Global Connections and Life-Long Learning with ePortfolios is intended to support practices, research, and discussion on topics of interest to students, faculty and others engaged in using portfolios to support learning and growth with the following goals: for educators (k-12 and higher education) to have more information about successful portfolio projects that they can use to guide their work in the coming year; and to enhance the discussion, at least on a regional level, concerning the use of portfolios for the transitions from k-12 to higher education and from higher education to employment.

Featured Speaker Information

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Director of the Center for University Studies and Programs (which administers the first year and pre-major curriculum), and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning at the University of Washington, Bothell. With degrees in philosophy, religious studies, literature, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, Gray is the author of Narcissus Transformed, Starting Time, TechnoLogics, Night Café, and Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida. Currently, he is working on collaborative projects on Philosophy in the Streets, Global Noir, Bioregional Curriculum Design, and the emerging global university. The recipient of two teaching awards, Gray has taught in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States, and, in 2009-10, served as a Fulbright Scholar in General Education at the Hong Kong American Center and the University of Hong Kong, where he holds an Honorary Professorship at the Centre for Humanities and Medicine. He bought his first computer, with huge floppy disks, in 1987, and received his first Kindle this past Christmas.

Digitopolis: The Culture of the EPortFolio-- In this presentation, Gray Kochhar-Lindgren will set the stage for a (re)thinking of the cultural history and projections of the E-PortFolio as a technological, philosophical, and artistic object. Moving from paleolithic paintings to the posthuman portfolio just around the corner, but never in a straight line, we will consider the archives, mirrors, screens, projectors, and money that are bundled into the E-PortFolio as a more and more immersive experience for the life-long creative enterprises of ourselves and our students.

Conference Sponsors

Westminster College, Salt Lake City

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