Reflective ePortfolios as a High Impact Practice
ePortfolios are the latest addition to AAC&U’s list of high-impact educational practices, and higher education has developed a range of ways to implement them for teaching and learning, programmatic assessment, and career development. ePortfolios enable students to electronically collect their work over time, reflect upon their personal and academic growth, and then share selected items with others, such as professors, advisors, and potential employers. Because collection over time is a key element of the ePortfolio process, employing ePortfolios in collaboration with other high-impact practices provides opportunities for students to make connections between various educational experiences.
Check out the information below for our newest series of faculty workshops focused on supporting you with incorporating reflective ePortfolios into your teaching practices!
Orientation to Reflective ePortfolios
An introductory session highlighting the benefits of, and initial steps for, incorporating reflective ePortfolios as a High Impact Practice in the classroom. Participants will also be provided with an overview of possible ePortfolio applications, and a specific a demonstration of how the DU Portfolio application works, and guided through the initial steps for creating DU Portfolio sites.
Using ePortfolios in the Classroom
A workshop that takes a deeper dive into the research linking reflective ePortfolios to increased student retention, completion, and satisfaction rates, when done well (and what “doing it well” means!). Participants will also be encouraged to begin developing strategies and processes that taylor the use of an ePortfolio assignment to the objectives of a specific course or program.
ePortfolio Advanced Practice Lab
An informal open lab where ePortfolio adopters will be provided with tutorials for leveraging tools within the DU Portfolio application to enhance reflective practices, and an opportunity to work through implementation and design challenges (when using any ePortfolio application) with colleagues, peers, and experts.