ePortfolios for Student Evaluations

Evolving Student Evaluations: Authentic Assessments Illustrated by Electronic Portfolios

a presentation by Professor David L. Stoloff (Education Department, Eastern Connecticut State University), stoloffd@easternct.edu, @davidstoloff

posted at https://writingsdls.wordpress.com/eportfolios-for-student-evaluations/

at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors, Washington, DC, Friday, June 16, 2017, 3:15–4:15 PM

Session 9D –  New Hampshire Room

How might student evaluations be more clearly aligned with individual and societal goals?  After an overview of Bloom’s digital taxonomy, the presenter will introduce strategies like project-based and service learning to reach critical consciousness. Illustrations of projects and electronic portfolios will encourage session participants to share their own best practices in student evaluation.

  1. goals of student evaluations – curriculum development and revision, course evaluation, client/customer service, personnel decisions
  2. goals of higher education – preparation of citizens, office holders, workers, allegiances to institutions
  3. what are your goals for the next few minutes on this topic?
  4. topics to discuss – any experiences with electronic portfolios?, are you interested in exploring the uses of student ePortfolios for faculty curriculum development?, student professional development, potential societal forces that might change the nature of higher education and the university teaching and learning settings, some other topics to discuss:

What’s coming?

from outside the university –

California Faculty Association (2012). Western Governors University is in your state, deconstructing the Academy. Retrieved from http://www.calfac.org/magazine-article/western-governors-university-your-state-deconstructing-academy

from university students –

CHARLOTTE ALLEN (JUN 19, 2017). The Whole World Was Watching. Retrieved from http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-whole-world-was-watching/article/2008391

from university administrators –

Steven C. Ward (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2015). No Child Left Behind Goes to College. Retrieved from https://www.aaup.org/article/no-child-left-behind-goes-college#.WT6Lb_nyt1s

from a middle school in Madison, Alabama –

Mollie Bounds and Daniel Whitt of Madison City Schools, Madison AL (June 2017). Digital Portfolios – The Whole Child, The Whole Story. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/uUsy2ORFqII

Other works cited:

Sam Houston State University (n.d.). Project Based Learning in Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.shsu.edu/centers/project-based-learning/higher-education.html

Amelia Jenkins and Patricia Sheehey (JUNE 18, 2012 ). A Checklist for Implementing Service-Learning in Higher Education. Retrieved from http://jces.ua.edu/a-checklist-for-implementing-service-learning-in-higher-education/

Clive Roberts (January 9, 2011). Blooms Digital Taxonomy. Retrieved from http://digitallearningworld.com/blooms-digital-taxonomy

David Stoloff (ongoing). Eastern Connecticut State University MS in Ed Tech electronic portfolios. Retrieved from https://edtechecsu.wordpress.com/grads/

Leigh Zeitz (ongoing). University of Northern Iowa electronic portfolios. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LOgwaWz6SNkxnuyh46Sj6PNamWeXUUcnRrKokx1Z2js/edit