The Catalyst Framework identifies five interlocking sectors, centered around the Learning Core and guided by three Design Principles. Emerging from our work with the C2L partner campuses, the Framework serves as the navigational structure for this site. Use the Catalyst Framework to explore exemplary campus practices and stories, overarching analytical essays, and resources related to each sector of the Framework.
The Catalyst for Learning site is designed to serve as a resource for educators engaged in planning and building ePortfolio initiatives. It is organized to answer this basic question:What strategies and approaches do successful ePortfolio campuses employ to launch, build, and sustain their ePortfolio implementations?A hypothesis emerging from our research suggests that effective integrative ePortfolio initiatives address at least three core levels of campus life and learning: students and faculty, departments and programs, and institutional culture.
The most effective integrative ePortfolio initiatives address these three 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 all levels and sectors of the model are three overarching design principles: Inquiry, Reflection, and Integration.
Click any of the the sectors in the interactive Catalyst Framework graphic above to go directly to related analytical essays, campus stories, or practices and additional resources.