Outcomes to Evidence: ePortfolios to Document Learning √ §
Presentation by Dr. Helen Chen
ePortfolios are more than just a technology: they imply a process of planning, keeping track of, making sense of, and sharing evidence of learning and performance. Often described as a “meta” High Impact Practice, using ePortfolios well requires embracing a set of pedagogical practices and an understanding of learning called Folio Thinking. Drawing upon a framework of integrative learning, this workshop will provide guidance on where to begin in designing and implementing an ePortfolio approach to meet the learning outcomes of your course or program. We will share illustrative examples, case studies, and resources, and we encourage instructor questions.
Helen L. Chen is a Research Scientist in the Designing Education Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a co-founder of the Integrative Learning Portfolio Lab in Stanford Career Education at Stanford University. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her PhD in Communication with a minor in Psychology from Stanford University. Helen serves on the executive board for the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) and is on the faculty for American Association of Colleges & Universities’ Institute on ePortfolios. Helen’s scholarship and writings focus on engineering and entrepreneurship education, portfolio assessment and pedagogy, reflective practices in higher education, non-degree credentials, and reimagining how learners represent their identities, experiences, and skills through their professional online presence.
§ Counts toward the INNOVATE Certificate