How to make a pathway of learning visible and transparent to students, faculty, and external stakeholders? The focus of this discussion is on examination of tools and approaches that would allow institutions to accumulate, analyze, and demonstrate the authenticity of learning experience.
How can the faculty prove that students are achieving the core competencies if there is no outcomes-based evidence of student learning? In addition, without the holistic story of student development we cannot monitor their progress in order to fill promptly the gaps and identify areas that need further improvement. The face-to-face discussion with AMICAL peers who have relevant experience will be a great opportunity to exchange best practices and discover new ideas for the usage of ePortfolio and related technologies. The discussion format will encourage participants to join efforts in order to find available options on how to make curricular records valid and transparent, as well as to brainstorm on such topics as:
- ePortfolio as a gathering place for student-generated content;
- introducing institution’s policy on archiving student artifacts, including copyright issues;
- engaging local community and stimulating active participation in the process;
- analyzing obstacles and challenges we might face with on the way of implementation.
The overarching aim of this session is to initiate a collaborative project with AMICAL members who would be interested in the purchase discount of robust multifunctional software for ePortfolio, assessment and accreditation, and further cooperation in implementation process.