One of Title V Web 2.0 Objectives is to assist in the introduction of eFolios on campus, working with the LACCD who is "piloting Cal e-Folios in conjuction with the Technology Unit of CCCCSO, Avenet Web Solutions, and the Minnesotta State Colleges and University System (MnSCU)", spearheaded on campus by Evelyn Escatiola (Professional Development), the CAOT Dept (which already has started a short course to introduce this subject to students), and the eFolio Committee.
What are ePortfolios (or eFolios)? The following text is excerpted from the LACCD page link above, and "The Portfolio Process" illustration is borrowed from the SF State's ePortfolio website.
- systematic and organized collection of a user's work and assessments that documents their efforts, progress and achievements of intended outcomes--for education, career and personal goals.
- lectronic portfolio (e-portfolio)
- A portfolio that is stored in an electronic format (CD-Rom, LAN).
- Web-based e-portfolio
- An e-portfolio that uses the web to store and display information.
E-Portfolios facilitate life-long learning
- From K-12 through higher education and beyond
- Learner in control of education
- Worker responsible for career development
E-Portfolios serve as valuable tools
- Portfolios have been used for years as part of the teaching and learning experience.
- Their value to an individual and an organization has been well documented.
- E-portfolios allow students to reflect on their learning, communicate with instructors, document credentials, and provide potential employers with examples of their work.
- Teaching e-portfolios allow faculty to easily capture and share teaching and learning methods, both to advance pedagogy and for promotion and tenure.
- Institutional e-portfolios allow colleges and universities to provide accessible, persistent collections of data, analyses, and samples of student and faculty achievement that demonstrate institutional success.
- Conclusion: e-portfolios "work."
- See SFSU MPH Dept