Synchronous and asynchronous video conferencing tools in an online-course:

The maturation of free ubiquitous video conferencing tools provides an opportunity for faculty members to experiment with alternatives to conventional asynchronous discussion forums commonly used in online courses. However, there continues to be debate about whether synchronous video conferencing has a meaningful role to play in an online course environment. Although the Community of Inquiry […]

10 Questions about bPortfolios

This presentation provides answers to ten common questions about bPortfolios that students have when the are first introduced to this tool for reflecting and documenting their learning, and working towards competency on program standards. The questions: What is a blog? What is an electronic portfolio? What is a bPortfolio? Who is the audience? What are […]

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. […]

Part 9 – bPortfolio: Step 6 Using a rubric to help write posts

[ ?posts_id=2813328&dest=28733] This screencast shows Seattle Pacific University Residency Certification students how to write better blog posts (reflections) by using a rubric designed by David Wicks and students in his Summer 2009 ed tech class. (7:24) bportfolio rubric (PDF)