The Essential ePortfolio
AAEEBL, July 16, 2012
Facilitated by Wende Garrison
The July AAEEBL conference is one of the premier eportfolio community events! Every summer, eportfolio professionals from all over the world converge on Boston for four days of sharing tips, inspiring one another, and asking the big questions.
In 2012, AAEEBL attendees can register for a Monday afternoon session designed to provide a comprehensive overview of eportfolios. Great for campuses who want to get started with eportfolios, but also perfect for eportfolio professionals who want to go beyond the corner of eportfolios they have expertise with, expanding their knowledge to further eportfolios on their campuses.
This 1 pm to 4:30 pm workshop will cover the core eportfolio topics:
- Making the Connection(Reflection/Integrative Thinking, Learning, Performing, Scaffolding, Pedagogy)
- Closing the Loop(Assessment: Individualized Grading/Department, Program, and Institutional)
- Choosing the Tool(Technology)
- Building a Team(Training: For Faculty and Staff/For Students)
- Putting Down Roots(Institutionalization/Buy-in)
Facilitated by Wende Garrison,The Essential Eportfoliowill also bring in experts in each of the five topic areas to answer questions and share resources with workshop attendees.
Wende Garrison got her bachelors and masters from Portland State University in Film & Television and Rhetoric & Composition. She taught at Portland State University for over eight years in their award winning general education program. While she was there, she oversaw Portland State's use of the Open Source Portfolio and the university wide conversion to OSP. Active in the OSP community, Wende helped many universities adopt eportfolios. After she left Portland State, Wende joined the Association of American Colleges and Universities where we ran the VALUE Initiative. Through that FIPSE grant, she recruited and worked with over 100 volunteers to develop 15 national rubrics, available for the assessment of eportfolios. Wende currently is the the Director of Assessment, Curriculum, and Communication for the Portfolio to Professoriate NSF grant at Virginia Tech, bringing eportfolios to graduate students at four diverse campuses. Wende also consults and gives keynotes at a variety of institutions regarding both eportfolios, rubrics, and program assessment.