Since Fall 2009, Loyola launched a pilot study of electronic portfolios to see how this technology could enhance teaching and learnign at Loyola University Chicago. The Provost commissioned me to conduct this study while employing the current ePortfolio system in a limited number of experiential learning courses. Collaborating with a team of professionals in IT and Assessment & Learning Technologies, we launched the due diligence vendor review process for a technology solution throughout 2010 and 2011.
Loyola University Chicago completed the due diligence process and adopted a technology solution in the Summer of 2011. We created a five-year implementation plan, including launching ePortfolios through the first year seminar course, UNIV 101, at Loyola. In the Fall of 2011, I hired an ePortfolio Program Manager and launched the ePortfolio Program in the Center for Experiential Learning.
The ePortfolio Program within the Center for Experiential Learning provides students the opportunity to build integrative portfolios through course portfolios, program portfolios, assessment portfolios, and professional portfolios.
ePortfolio Video: What Will You Build?
Presentations on ePortfolios
Because of our unique model connecting ePortfolios to critical reflection and experiential learning, we have presented Loyola's ePortfolio Program at many different academic conferences with google site links below:
March 6, 2013 2:00 pm (CST)
Innovating with e-Portfolios:
Stimulating Innovation with ePortfolios
Webinar with Terrell Rhodes, Vice President of AAC&U, hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education and sponsored by TaskStream for 1,719 registered participants
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Member of Cohort VII
The Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research convenes research/practitioners to study the impact of eportfolios on student learning and educational outcomes. Each year ten institutions selected through an application process constitute a three-year cohort. Each campus works on an individual project; Loyola University Chicago's research project focuses on the study of ePortfolios to capture student learning through the engaged learning university requirement.