Fishbowl in action
Slides from Dr. Penny Light's presentation
Our ePortfolio event on Feb. 24 drew a near capacity crowd to KPU's new Active Classroom (Fir 136, Surrey campus). Dr. Tracy Penny Light, Executive Director of TRU's Centre for Student and Engagement and Learning Innovation shared case studies, examples, and research from her work at TRU and from her previous work at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Penny Light has used ePortfolios in her teaching since 2004 and has co-authored two books on using ePortfolios in higher education: Electronic Portfolios and Student Success: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Learning, and Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: a Guide for College Instructors. She is also the vice-chair of the board of directors for the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), a professional association dedicated to promoting portfolio learning as a major way to transform education. See the slides from her presentation below.
Test Driving a Liberating Structure
My colleagues June Kaminski, Faith Auton-Cuff, Lesley McCannell, and Lyn Benn with student tutors Natalia Gonzalez and Sukh Gill, were game to help me try out one of the new techniques I learned at the BCcampus Liberating Structures workshop.
Some great questions came up in the session--I've summarized these in the Prezi below. We plan to keep the ePortfolio conversations going and will try to address some of these questions through follow-up activities over the next few months.