2013 AAEEBL Annual
Planning for ePortfolio Research:
Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnings
C. Edward Watson
Time: 1:00 - 4:30
Lunch is included with
registration at noon: after the morning workshops; before the afternoon
Action Planning for
Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
In multiple venues, from AAEEBL to AAC&U to IJeP, there are ongoing
calls for greater empirical examination of eportfolio methods and practices.
This hands-on, half-day workshop is designed to prepare participants for such
engagement. The activities in this workshop will guide participants
through the development and/or fine tuning of an educational research project
associated with eportfolios. This session will explore various notions of
the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and will focus on every aspect of the
educational research process, including:
and development of research topics,
the types of data needed,
appropriate analyses, and
execution and writing results.
Participants will engage in
hands-on planning activities and individualized consulting and will leave this
workshop with a clear direction regarding the steps they need to take to launch
and complete their own educational research project. The session will
conclude with a discussion of manuscript expectations for the International
Journal of ePortfolio and proposal requirements for the 2014 AAC&U
ePortfolio Forum. Ultimately, the goal of this session is to enable
participants to contribute to both of these scholarly venues.
Following this session, participants may wish to then attend the two-hour,
in-conference workshop entitled "Using Survey Instruments and Methods for
ePortfolio Research" taught by the same presenter.
About C. Edward Watson
C. Edward Watson, Ph.D.
C. Edward Watson is the Director of the
Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia where, among many
roles, heleads SoTL Institutes for faculty in variousdisciplines
wishing to engage in educational research within their own courses or
programs. He was previously at Virginia Tech where he taught educational
research methods and launched the institution’s eportfolio Initiative.
Holding a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology, his current research
interests include digital native mythologies, eportfolio pedagogies and
practices, distance learning, and the pedagogy of things. Dr. Watson is
the co-executive editor for the International Journal of ePortfolio and
the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.