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ePortfolios for experiential learning: Guided by theory, cultivated by Students

Date: 9 November 2021

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Venue: Online

Facilitator: Dr Cicely Roche

Keynote presentations were given by Prof Kathleen Yancey (FSU, ePortfolio-as-Curriculum: Models and Practices for Developing Students' ePortfolio Literacy) and Prof Tracy Penny Light (SGU, ‘Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors’). The event was interspersed with interactive presentations facilitated by Aisling Reast (Hibernia College, Registrar) and Dr Orna Farrell (DCU). The symposium heard from students Laine Abria (TCD) and Alex McKibben (RCSI), who were mid-way through a 16-week experiential placement in 'role emerging education' (Preceptor Dr Cicely Roche) as part of their 4th year studies. Laine and Alex explored the concept of ePortfolios, in the context of experiential learning and from the student's perspective, and shared their findings and observations with speakers and attendees.

Event Recordings

ePortfolio-as-Curriculum: Models and Practices for Developing Students

Professor Kathleen Yancey explores how experiential learning and ePortfolios align through ePortfolio definition, its sphere of activities within an academic context, its use in reflection, and its design.

Documenting Learning with ePortfolios

Professor Penny Light explores the potential for ePortfolios to foster deep learning and provide authentic evidence of learning.

Quality Assurance of ePortfolio Assessment

Aisling Reast explores the application of quality principles to assessment design in the context of ePortfolio use in experiential learning.

Student perspectives on learning with an eportfolio

Dr Orna Farrell and Lisa Donaldson from DCU discusses the student perspectives on learning with an eportfolio, as part of Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week 2021

Explorations into student centered ePortfolio development during experiential placement

TCD student Laine Abria shares her findings and observations during this ‘lived experience’ of exploring ePortfolios for experiential learning.

Explorations into student centered ePortfolio development during experiential placement

RCSI student Alex McKibben shares her findings and observations, including her ePortfolio developed during this ‘lived experience’ of experiential learning.

What is the role of an ePortfolio in supporting life-long learning?

Prof Kathleen Yancey reflects on the role of ePortfolios in supporting lifelong learning, as part of Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week - 2021

A student perspective on on learning with an eportfolio

TCD student Laine Abria discusses the value of ePortfolios for them, as part of Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week - 2021

A student perspective on on learning with an eportfolio

RCSI student Alex McKibben reflects on the value of ePortfolios for them, as part of Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week - 2021

This event was funded by VIT&L – National Forum for Teaching and Learning

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