Evidence

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What can ePortfolio initiatives offer higher education? Preliminary findings from the Connect to Learning project suggest that at its most effective, ePortfolio practice can help institutions balance aspirations for deep learning and student success, integrate new technologies, and translate pressures for accountability into meaningful institutional learning. We propose that ePortfolio practice has the capacity to support greater student success and meaningful outcomes assessment, while simultaneously helping students engage more deeply and take ownership of their learning. We find that ePortfolio practice can help link a set of seemingly fragmented experiences – for example, a collection of high impact practices operating in different campus locations – bringing greater connectedness, coherence, and meaning.

 

Click here to read the full essay examining the C2L findings, “What Difference Can ePortfolio Make? A Field Report from the Connect to Learning Project” in a special research issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Click here to read more about the Catalyst Framework.

 

The Connect to Learning Project findings support three emergent propositions:

Click here to read the full essay examining the C2L findings, “What Difference Can ePortfolio Make? A Field Report from the Connect to Learning Project” in a special research issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

What Does it Take to Make a Difference?
The Catalyst Framework

The Catalyst framework, a hypothesis emerging from our research, suggests that effective integrative ePortfolio initiatives address three core levels of campus life and learning: students and faculty, departments and programs, and institutional culture. The most successful ePortfolio initiatives address these core learning levels with work that takes place in five interlocking sectors: Pedagogy, Professional Development, Outcomes Assessment, Technology, and Scaling Up. Embracing and helping to unify these levels and sectors are three overarching design principles: Inquiry, Reflection, and Integration.

Click here to read more about the Catalyst Framework.

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