GSU welcomed Dr. Kathleen Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and distinguished research professor at Florida State University, who led the general education symposium April 4 on ePortfolios.
Dr. Yancey is considered an expert in the subject and leads the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research. The website is http://ncepr.org/. She began with an ePortfolio review (definitions, models, options) and then shared her experience on their purpose and multiple uses. Dr. Yancey and GSU faculty then discussed the details of creating an ePortfolio and how it can be used for faculty and students.
In the second half of the symposium, faculty and any interested staff stayed to dig more deeply into the topic – including how to help students create their own ePortfolios and how they can be used further in assessment. Dr. Yancey also addressed the issue of rubrics used for a variety of evaluation purposes.
Many thanks to Dr. Yancey for her presentation.