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Marc Zaldivar, Virginia TechMarc Zaldivar is Conference Chair for Virginia Tech Conference Nov 7-8

Measuring vs. Measuring Up: ePortfolios and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
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AAEEBL Annual Conference, July 16, 2012

Facilitated by Joseph Ugoretz, Ph.D

In 2012, AAEEBL attendees can register for a Monday afternoon session designed to explore how eportfolios can be used for "thick description” and "deep assessment” of student learning. This session will be great for campuses with established eportfolio programs ready to move beyond standardized or templated assessment techniques, but also perfect for campuses in the early stage of eportfolio planning or implementation who want to build rich and comprehensive analysis of student learning into their programs from the beginning.

This 1 pm to 4:30 pm workshop will cover a range of topics:

  • Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and "Big Questions”(What works?” "What is?” "Visions of the possible,” "Theory building” questions via Pat Hutchings)
  • What can ePortfolios Tell Us?(Different models with different answers "from the native’s point of view.”)
  • Coding and Content Analysis(Research tools for inquiry into inquiry.)
  • Appropriate Examples(Random samples or featured selections, comparing across time and across students.)
  • Bringing it all Together(Hands-on work with real eportfolios, thoughts on publication and closing the loop.)

Facilitated by Joseph Ugoretz,Measuring vs. Measuring Upwill include discussion, shared resources (rubrics and templates) and practice coding and analyzing sample eportfolios.

photo of Joe Ugoretz for AAEEBL workshop on July 16, 2012Joseph Ugoretz earned his masters degree in the Teaching of English at Columbia University Teachers College, and his doctorate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning and Technology at Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and serves as a member of the Consortial Faculty for the CUNY Online Baccalaureate.He is also on the faculty of the CUNY Graduate Center's Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Dr. Ugoretz was a campus coordinator for the Visible Knowledge Project, a five-year project aimed at improving the quality of college and university teaching through a focus on both student learning and faculty development in technology-enhanced environments. Some of his collaborative work from that project is documented in the online gallery "Looking at Learning, Looking Together.”

Aside from educational technology, Ugoretz’ research interests include Urban Legends and Internet Lore, Science Fiction, and Oral Performance Art (the subject of his fieldwork with pitchmen at county fairs and carnivals, and of his essay, "Quacks, Yokels, and Light-Fingered Folk: Oral Performance Art at the Fair" in the 2006 collection Americana: Readings in American Popular Culture).


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