Month: October 2018

Emerging Tools: Adopting Digital Portfolios

The concept of a portfolio to demonstrate a student’s learning over time is not a new development.  For centuries, artists have used portfolios to show prospective purchasers, mentors or sponsors their mastery of the genre.  More recently, portfolios have evolved into a digital medium where students can store, curate,...

Digital Portfolios

As an instructor, I would like my students share, collect, connect and reflect—or to build their own PLN—as part of their learning.  As a program coordinator, I’ve toyed with the idea of using student portfolios to measure student learning for several semesters.  Under my program’s Student Learning Outcomes Assessment...

Article Review #5

Miner, Steven and Stefaniak, Jill E., 2018. Learning via video in higher education: An exploration of instructor and student perceptions, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 15(2). Available at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol15/iss2/2. This article begins with a thorough literature review, which categorizes the use of video in two areas.  The...

Web Presence

As Williams observes, “An easy first step to measuring your digital footprint is to do a Google search on yourself” (p.188).  In one class I teach, students are asked to conduct an Internet search on me as part of a lesson on informal information gathering and investigation.  They receive...

Article #4 Review

Bourdeaux, R., & Schoenack, L. (2016). Adult student expectations and experiences in an online learning environment. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 64(3), 152-161. doi: 10.1080/07377363.2016.1229072 In this article, the authors studied adult students and their expectations of instructor behavior in online education.  Why adult students take online classes, what...
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