The MAEd in Instructional Technology portfolio helps students synthesize their EDTC courses, projects, and relevant experiences. While developing the portfolio, students assemble, organize, and discuss materials relevant to their career goals. Each student must complete this portfolio in order to graduate.
To complete the MAEd in IT portfolio, you will upload your EDTC course artifacts and reflections. In addition, you will write and submit (through the respective portfolio hyperlinks):
- An Introduction, which includes your professional and career goals;
- A statement on your Philosophy of Education;
- Your Resume; and
- A statement that serves as a summative evaluation of this portfolio process.
Instructional Technology faculty STRONGLY recommend that you write a reflective statement when you finish each project. In the past, students have benefited from writing their reflective statements immediately upon completion of each project. For each reflective statement, reply to the five items below. Use an appropriate heading for each of the five items.
- State the competency, or standard that is appropriate for your degree and licensure area. Standards leading to licensure are the 18079 Special Endorsement in Computer Education and 077 advanced licensure for technology coordinators in North Carolina. See ISTE Advanced Standards for digital coaches or North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Standards. When appropriate you may use standards from the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). Choose one or two standards that are most representative of your artifact. The reflection should include discussion for each of the standards you've identified for the artifact.
- Describe the requirements for the artifact. What was assigned and how did you complete the project? Approximately 100 to 150 words are needed for this section. Include a theoretical base or foundation for what you did in the project. Draw on the knowledge base developed by scholars and practitioners to justify the work you did. Include references to textbook authors, readings, and online resources discussed in your courses.
- Explain how your artifact is a good example of the objective, competency, or standard. Defend your evidence as if you were a lawyer defending the validity of evidence submitted for the trial. Include references to theory in Instructional Design and Technology.
- Discuss how you might change the content, strategy, or design of the artifact. If you see no need for change, elaborate on the artifact is a good exemplar for the competency or standard.
- Discuss how the artifact is representative of future career goals and plans.
By uploading your artifact and reflection after completing each course, you can monitor your progress through the program. Further, you will not find yourself in the unenviable position of trying to recall on which computer hard disks or memory keys all of your artifacts reside and then wondering where those storage devices are.