Using a logic model to help you use the ePortfolio Implementation Framework By this point, participants had completed various workshop activities, including: Identifying and Understanding Learners and Stakeholders, Recognizing the stakeholders for the ePortfolio project, Identifying User Characteristics: What data already exist, Communicating to a selected stakeholder the vision of how ePortfolios can work, and Evaluating the Impact of ePortfolios. In this section, participants synthesized the pieces and applied the framework to their own contexts. Using a logic model, participants outlined their intended impact focusing on measures of success, both long term and short term. Three related activities enabled participants to be more intentional about decisions that would impact the implementation of their specific ePortfolio initiatives: articulating assumptions; identifying external factors, available resources, limitations and barriers; and outlining activities and stakeholders.
This section of the presentation focused on how to use the implementation framework outlined in Penny Light, Chen and Ittelson (2012), Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors. Participants participated in a variety of hands-on activities designed to help them work through the various tasks outlined in the implementation framework. Particular attention was paid to identifying learner characteristics and key stakeholders in their context and designing ways to effectively engage learners with the ePortfolio process.