Learning how to assess learning portfolios

David Wicks, Assistant Professor, Director of Instructional Technology, Seattle Pacific University
Andrew Lumpe, Professor, Associate Dean, School of Education, Seattle Pacific University

Abstract: When institutions switch from a program assessment system to individual learning portfolios, students spend more time reflecting upon, personalizing, and documenting their work. During such a transition, assessment design becomes more challenging. Alignment of artifacts to program standards is essential to ensure continuity of learning and program documentation. We describe a transition from a sterile electronic portfolio system to a learner centered, reflective blogging portfolio (bPortfolio) using free WordPress.com accounts. Session attendees will receive access to examples of portfolio entries, assessment rubrics, and strategies for using four types.

Presentation – Video, PDF

Presented at the 3rd Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium in San Jose, California on July 22, 2010.

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