Using Student Portfolios in the College of Education
November 19, 2004
105 Natural Sciences
Michigan State University
"Explorations in Instructional Technology" Brown
Contact Professor Byron Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added
to email list.
power of authentic work, created in a supportive community, written
for an significant audience, with the intent that it be useful beyond
the end of a course or degree, preserved over time for the benefit of
one of your classes ask,
"Please think of the piece of work you have done in connection
with a course at MSU that you consider to be one of your best, such
as a research paper, an essay, a poem, a photographic essay, etc.
Write a brief description of what it is and why you consider it to be
one of your best.
Then answer these questions: 1) Do you still have a copy of this
work? 2) How many people have you shared it with... let them read
it or see it... since the course in which you did it ended?"
Discuss students' responses and reactions to this exercise.
If you try this suggestion, I would be interested in what you heard:
Patrick Dickson's Homepage.
AERA 2002: Portfolios on the Web: A Shared Resource for Personal
and Institutional Improvement
CEP 813: Electronic Portfolios: Online Course: Spring 2004.
Learning to Learn Software: Ten Heuristics
Jill Cain's webpage of summertime suggestions for her 3rd grade
CEP 807: Summer 2004: Capstone course for our on-campus masters
in educational technology.
See Exhibition page: "Exhibition" is a key concept in portfolio
ED 870: Capstone Course: Online Master of Arts in Education: Summer
Portfolio: "Team 2" requirement.
Department of Educational
Instructional Computing and Technology Committee
Importance: Discussions of AFS space for students, portfolios in
relation to ANGEL, etc.
Context: EDUCAUSE and NLII
Beyond the electronic portfolio: A lifetime personal webspace. (Read
National Learning Infrastructure Initiative
E-Portfolios: A "key theme".
Electronic Portfolios Virtual Community of Practice.
at MSU: Preparing Future Faculty: Graduate Students
Preparing Future Faculty. A national program.
Certification in College Teaching.
Developed with Karen Klomparens leadership."...participants
will develop a teaching portfolio to highlight, organize and reflect
upon their teaching experiences. Upon completion of the program, the
student will receive an MSU Certificate in College Teaching from the
appropriate department or college. A transcript notation will also be
Teaching Assistant Program.
Listserv: Email Kevin Johnson to join. (He's terrific resource on
John Zubizarreta's "Electronic Learning Portfolio Web Sites"
Portfolios for Promotion and Tenure.
For promotion and tenure: Portland State University.
Texas A&M's Center for Teaching Excellence (Nancy Simpson, Director)
Teaching Portfolio..."provides the most effective method for
faculty to meet the promotion and tenure guidelines with regard to documentation
of teaching responsibilities."
Related Initiatives at MSU: Emphasizing writing across the curriculum
MSU's "Realizing the Vision"
The Writing Task Final Report will be available Nov. 22nd.
MSU Writing Center
Vision for Strengthening the Writing Program at MSU. Dec. 15, 2003.
No mention of the word "portfolio".
Calibrated Peer Review. An interesting NSF funded tool for peer
evaluation of writing.
MSU Career Services: Undergraduates: Under resources (links from
portfolio do not work)