Presentations

Self-Contextualizing Learning Through a University E-Portfolio

Presented at: 12th Annual Developmental Education Regional Forum

10:40am-11:30am

Single Session

E 58

Presented by: 

Williamson, Samuel

Naik, Meena

Description: 

The University of North Texas is handing students the ability to reflect on, contextualize, and digitally represent their learning to potential employers with the Connect E-portfolio. In this session, we will demonstrate how students contextualize curricular and co-curricular experiences to connect their campus, community, and career through the e-portfolio.

Goals: 

1. Present the theory behind using the e-portfolio to contextualize curricular and co-curricular experiences through reflection. 2. Discuss the benefits of a student-focused, student-driven system. 3. Discuss the difficulty of contextualization at scale and the need for culture-building.

Full Description: 

The University of North Texas is handing students the ability to reflect on, contextualize, and digitally represent their learning to potential employers with the Connect E-portfolio. In this session, we will demonstrate how students contextualize curricular and co-curricular experiences to connect their campus, community, and career through the e-portfolio. Presenters will demonstrate the Connect E-portfolio and discuss the theory behind building a culture of reflective practice throughout the university. We will also connect the idea of contextualization at scale to the need for a system the students find valuable and meaningful. Providing a valuable tool to the students enables Career Connect to be student-driven.