ePortfolio

ePortfolio is a very integral part of the curriculum because at each juncture [students] can post their accomplishments and then go back and reflect on it. So to me, it is an important building block of our entire honors program.”

-Professor Margot Palermo

 

"I use ePortfolio to showcase my work no matter where I go in life. I've used it for job opportunities, I've used it to show professors, and I've even used it to woo some of my friends at time. It's really been diverse in terms of my utility."

- Aman Mundra

What is E-Portfolio?

ePortfolio is a digital collection of the owner's work that demonstrates evidence of their professional skills and abilities. Using ePortfolio in courses and programs enhances inquiry and evidence-based reflective practice. This practice is essential for authentic, integrative learning. ePortfolios provide an organized venue for students to collect, select, and reflect on their work, then connect their learning to their other curricular and co-curricular involvements and projecting evidence of their skills and abilities.


An ePortfolio may be specifically designed for a particular course. For instance, students in course may create an ePortfolio with a template that has designated sections for them to post their homework assignments, projects, research papers, or reflective observations about the course. This allows faculty members to easily view their students’ work while encouraging students to reflect on their experience.


Why use E-Portfolio?

 

ePortfolio provides students and instructors an opportunity to showcase their work from a number of courses. This program is infinitely useful as it allows users to see how far they have grown throughout their academic career. Many departments and courses have already integrated ePortfolio into their regular coursework. Thousands of students and hundreds of faculty have created their own ePortfolio since the launch in 2010.

 

Gary Halada says, “The ePorfolios are very useful in seeing "the big picture" when assessing student learning. I can also use the portfolios as a direct assessment method for ABET, the accreditation organization which accredits our undergraduate engineering programs. Finally, it gives me a way to help students show how they have achieved learning goals for programs in emerging technologies which may not exist as majors -- for example, nanotechnology studies or multidisciplinary energy programs.”

 

Take a look at the ePortfolio process and become a part of the culture of Integrative Learning at Stony Brook University.

 


       

How does it benefit students?

It benefits students because they will still have access to their portfolios once they have finished their academic career at Stony Brook. In the professional world, ePortfolios are a tool for students to market their unique academic and professional skill set by providing documentation of their experiences as undergraduates both inside and outside the classroom. However, by assessing and reflecting on their experiences in their courses, organizations on and off campus, as well as internships and jobs, students begin to take ownership of their education and professional goals as they design pathways from these experiences.

 

Professor Margot Palermo says ePortfolio, “is a very integral part of the curriculum because at each juncture [students] can post their accomplishments and then go back and reflect on it. So to me, it is an important building block of our entire honors program.”

There are several ways for your students to make a truly professional ePortfolio. This checklist will assist your students in making their ePortfolio a model ePortfolio.

 


How do I get started?


It’s actually quite simple! You can integrate ePortfolio into the course in no time. Stony brook Digication provides a simple and easy 10 Step Implementation plan.

For the full list of steps visit the tab to the left or click here

Instructors can request an In-Class ePortfolio (Digication) workshop for their class from the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) during their class time that will be scheduled between Monday, October 3rd, 2016 to Friday, November 18th, 2016. For more information, click here