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SUNY Conference on Instructional Technology (CIT) 2013

Nancy Wozniak Presentations and Panels

May 21-24, 2013
Utica, New York



Innovative Instruction Technology Grant Project: Electronic Portfolios to Enhance Experiential Learning and Assessment in Internship Courses
Presenter(s): Nancy Wozniak and Gary Halada, Stony Brook University
Time: 10:15 - 10:45 am
Room: Kunsela C108
Track: Learners at the Center of Assessment
Format/Rating: Presentation (Introductory)
Our Innovative Instruction Technology Grant Project, “Electronic Portfolios to Enhance Experiential Learning and Assessment in Internship Courses,” consists of working with students, faculty and industry to develop an electronic portfolio template and process which benefits all stakeholders. Students will be able to collect their experiences, reflect on their learning, and relate their internship to other academic and life pursuits, showing how it has expanded and enhanced their educational experience and provided key skills valuable for life-long learning. Faculty can use the portfolios to evaluate and assess the student experience, provide feedback, and relate internship learning objectives to institutional and programmatic learning objectives. This will be especially valuable for showing how students have met learning outcomes relevant to accreditation (specifically those required by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, ABET). Industry and potential mentors will be able to use the portfolios to track and advise students, monitor progress, and identify interns who may be offered permanent positions following graduation.
We will report on the initial results and progress of the project. This includes the template designed and the accompanying evaluation rubric which have been optimized based upon several workshops with faculty, staff at the Teaching Center at Stony Brook University, and a newly-formed Industrial Advisory Board. The IAB includes representatives of several companies who have hired our interns (as well as some who have not), a specialist in the energy industry who advises the Suffolk County Legislature, and a vice-chair of the Hauppauge Industrial Association (second largest industrial park in the U.S.).
We will also report on the experiences of several students who have been piloting the prototype eportfolio template, exploring their portfolios in the presentation and seeing how these students have integrated their internships into their overall academic experience. Our evaluation process will be discussed, as well as the grading rubric and the integration of the portfolios into our programmatic assessment process. The eportfolio process and template will be disseminated through the Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium (LIAEC), a collaboration of seven academic institutions (including four SUNY four year institutions (Farmingdale, Old Westbury and SUNY Maritime, and Stony Brook) and two community colleges (Suffolk and Nassau) in the SUNY system) dedicated to strengthening energy education through a multi-disciplinary academic curriculum which includes cooperative learning in energy development and applications through internships, facilitated via existing and new partnerships between academic institutions, industry and legislative offices.

CIT presentation.pptx

CIT presentation.pdf


Fostering Inquiry through the ePortfolio Process

Foster Inquiry through the eportfolio process.pptx

Foster Inquiry through the eportfolio process.pdf

Article (Draft) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SediBugyog-J8SRbDZkKgXblBVBS_u275m-gEsm4ssc/edit?usp=sharing

Report from the SUNY Task Group on ePortfolios
Presenter(s): Ellen Marie Murphy, SUNY Empire State College; Nancy Wozniak, Stony Brook University; Keith Landa, SUNY Purchase; Chris Widdall, SUNY Cortland; Edwin Tjoe, Stony Brook University
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Room: Kunsela A112
Track: Learners at the Center of Assessment
Format/Rating: Panels (Introductory)
In August 2012, the FACT2 Council created a Task Group to look at how ePortfolios could be implemented across the SUNY System, The group was asked to consider how these might be used in the classroom, but also for lifelong learning. We were also asked to consider how ePortfolios might play a role in SUNY REAL.
The group was subdivided into four committees: At SUNY that considered the integration of them into the curriculum, Admissions group that considered how ePortfolios might play a role in the admissions process, Education group that looked at how ePortfolios were used in teacher education, to meet accreditation requirements, and in K-12 classrooms throughout the state, and the Lifelong Learning group that consisted of business leaders and individuals from SUNY looking at the use of ePortfolios for Prior Learning Assessment, workforce development, and lifelong learning.
In this session, we will share our experience, what we learned and our recommendations for moving forward with a plan that supports the use of ePortfolios across the system.

presentation to FACT2_April.pdf


ePortfolio Use In SUNY - The Time is Now
Presenter(s): Nancy Wozniak, State University at Stony Brook; Ellen Murphy, SUNY Empire State College; Eric Howd, Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; Catherine Roche, Rockland Community College; Keith Landa, SUNY Purchase
Time: 1:15 - 2:30 pm
Room: Donovan G140
Track: Learners at the Center of Assessment
Format/Rating: Panels (Introductory)
In the mid 1990s, Robert Barr and John Tagg wrote about a paradigm shift from teaching to learning taking place in education. In their article, A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education they clearly illustrated this shift from the teacher-centered Instruction Paradigm concerned with teaching productivity to the student-centered Learning Paradigm concerned with learning productivity.

The main focus for the Learning Paradigm is to involve students in the teaching and learning process and produce learning outcomes more efficiently. With the shift, the controlled, competitive, individualistic Instruction classroom becomes a collaborative, cooperative, supportive Learning environment that fosters inquiry, reflection and higher order cognitive skills. In this rich learning environment, eportfolio emerges as a tool to document and connect the learning. ePortfolio is more than a tool (system), it's a learning process (Collect, Select, Reflect, Connect and Project) which clearly enriches the mission and purposes of the Learning Paradigm:
- Produce learning,
- Elicit students discovery and construction of knowledge,
- Create powerful learning environments,
- Improve the quality of learning,
- Achieve success for a diverse population of students.
As SUNY faculty, staff and administrators embrace the learning goals, objectives and practices of the Learning Paradigm, eportfolo use will grow and become a part of the SUNY teaching and learning culture. This session will be a time of sharing learner-centered strategies and promote collaboration with eportfolio use.

Documenting Learning with ePortfolios.pptx

Documenting Learning with ePortfolios.pdf


Learning with ePortfolios...It Takes a Campus...It Takes a Village

Ignite Presentation
Presenter(s): Nancy Wozniak, Stony Brook University
Track: Developmental Education- Improving the Learning Continuum
Format/Rating: Ignite Session (Introductory)
In order to enhance student learning, retention, and success with the eportfolios, the process must grow beyond isolated use by individual faculty in their courses. Evidence exists that eportfolios facilitate inquiry, evidenced-based reflection and integrative learning in both the undergraduate and graduate experiences. ePortfolio use builds self-determined learning behaviors that support lifelong learning habits. From first year to capstone to graduate experiences, the integrative learning eportfolio process (collect, select, reflect, connect and project), assists students with documenting their acquired skills, connecting their learned experiences, showcasing their developing professional abilities and taking control of their academic and professional career paths.  ePortfolios  involve students in the assessment process and allow them to be a contributing part of the teaching and learning.  Borrowing from Hillary Clinton's, 'It Takes a Village' concept, a successful campus eportfolio implementation involves faculty, students, department chairs and administration, support and advising staff, librarians, admissions and student services staff, alumni, career center and continuing education staff,  and community industry partners coming together as a team to assure successful undergraduate and graduate experiences  for students. ePortfolio use organizes and facilitates these collaborative efforts. This session will provide a quick overview of the team of faculty, staff, students, administration, and industry professionals needed to build an effective, successful eportfolio community that supports and promotes lifelong learning behaviors and opportunities.  It takes a campus...It takes a village.



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