Presentation Title

A Transfer Student’s Experience Building an ePortfolio in a Scaffolded Program

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

Watkins 2141

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

ePortfolio programs are gaining popularity in higher education, in part, due to their multipurpose use. A university-wide ePortfolio program, when properly scaffolded throughout a student’s undergraduate career, may function as a successful tool for both student engagement and university assessment. However, this scaffolding may present obstacles to students who transfer into the program. The goal of this project was for me, a transfer student, to create an ePortfolio that would meet the assessment requirements of University of La Verne, document the experience, and provide feedback to faculty in charge of ePortfolio integration on campus. Artifacts were chosen to represent my best work that would meet the university’s baccalaureate learning outcomes, accompanied by a reflection of the artifact’s creation and a self-scoring of the artifact using the rubrics appropriate to each outcome. Using artifacts from both my transfer institution and La Verne, I completed the ePortfolio, currently available for viewing at https://laverne.digication.com/alicia_guadarrama. This project resulted in rubrics being reviewed, the creation of transfer-only sections of La Verne Experience courses, and a look into how artifacts that were not made to fit the rubrics can be adapted for use in university-wide assessment. The assessment of ePortfolios such as this one will help the university ensure that its undergraduate education meets expectations and will help to identify if and where curriculum changes or explanations are needed.

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A Transfer Student’s Experience Building an ePortfolio in a Scaffolded Program

Watkins 2141

ePortfolio programs are gaining popularity in higher education, in part, due to their multipurpose use. A university-wide ePortfolio program, when properly scaffolded throughout a student’s undergraduate career, may function as a successful tool for both student engagement and university assessment. However, this scaffolding may present obstacles to students who transfer into the program. The goal of this project was for me, a transfer student, to create an ePortfolio that would meet the assessment requirements of University of La Verne, document the experience, and provide feedback to faculty in charge of ePortfolio integration on campus. Artifacts were chosen to represent my best work that would meet the university’s baccalaureate learning outcomes, accompanied by a reflection of the artifact’s creation and a self-scoring of the artifact using the rubrics appropriate to each outcome. Using artifacts from both my transfer institution and La Verne, I completed the ePortfolio, currently available for viewing at https://laverne.digication.com/alicia_guadarrama. This project resulted in rubrics being reviewed, the creation of transfer-only sections of La Verne Experience courses, and a look into how artifacts that were not made to fit the rubrics can be adapted for use in university-wide assessment. The assessment of ePortfolios such as this one will help the university ensure that its undergraduate education meets expectations and will help to identify if and where curriculum changes or explanations are needed.