Presentation: January 2009 Archives
Also while in Orlando for ELI, I have the additional privilege of sharing work being done here at Penn State as it relates to blogging and ePortfolios. I get to share the stage with Dr. Carla Zembal-Saul and Brad Kozlek. Both of these individuals have had a huge impact on the success of both our blogging and portfolio advancement in the last year. Carla was a faculty fellow within ETS last summer and her work pushed us in new directions and have helped us rethink the blog platform as a social portfolio space. Brad has been the project manager for our blogging initiative and has some serious insight into this space. It will be a real blast to share these experiences! Session description below:
The focus of this session is to discuss the blogging platform at Penn State as a vehicle for student e-portfolios. We will share the ways we have begun to take full advantage of the fundamental aspects of blogging and the richness of the blogging culture to engage Penn State students in professional discourse communities around frameworks and problems of practice associated with their chosen professions. In cases where this information might be used by programs for accreditation, reporting, and/or self-assessment purposes, we will share our vision for capturing student evidence at specified points across their programs.
In two weeks I'll head to Orlando to ELI ... while there I will be part of two presentations. The first will be with colleagues from across North America. I am lucky enough to be playing with Jim Groom, Alan Levine, (and remotely) D'Arcy Norman and Brian Lamb. This is a real thrill as I make sure I know what this crew is up to at all times. Each are pioneers in our community and I honored to get to work with them!
Session description below:
The presenters have evangelized open personalized publishing platforms and have struggled with establish closed environments as the basis for teaching and learning with technology. Their overall quest has led them to find powerful and flexible online publishing platforms. In a series of lightning talks, the presenters will share work at their respective organizations that they believe to be useful to others in the teaching and learning community. Each will select a project or problem that poses a significant challenge, which will then be discussed by all attendees.
Find the description online at the Educause site.