I incorporated the e-portfolio program in two different forms in two different classes. In my first-year writing course (FYW) we used the folio function of taskstream which allows the students more flexibility in structuring the format of their responses. In my advanced writing in the disciplines class (AWD) I implemented the more structured Direct Response [...]
Here is the overview I provided the writers in the first-year writing course at the start of the term.
While planning for this course, I engaged in a practice all too common to most writers: procrastination. I spent the break reading books that had nothing to do with my teaching work—or so I thought. At first [...]
[...] This semester, with my first-year writing class, I’ve used the e-portfolio in three different forms – 1.) as an ongoing notebook for students (as a folio), 2.) a more rigidly structured portfolio students submit at the end of each unit (as a directed response folio or DRF), and 3.) a free-form final portfolio that students create and publish as a URL at the end of the semester (also a folio). [...]
I used TaskStream with my Advanced Writing students. Two of my classes were online courses and one was face-to-face, and I was interested to see the ways in which eportfolios enhanced the writing process in both settings. As health sciences and arts and science students, they are entering fields where research, innovation, and technology are [...]
I have worked with eportfolios in other settings before this project and was interested in continuing to explore their potential in the writing classroom. Personally, I love the convenience of online learning environments as a way of exchanging materials with students and providing feedback. I never worry about picking up the wrong folder as I [...]
I have been working with versions of electronic portfolios for a few years now. However, in the past I have basically had students submit papers and final portfolios on line, using whatever word-processing software they used. I liked the benefits, mostly practical conveniences, immediately: not having to worry about losing papers or drafts, being able [...]
I used TaskStream eportfolios in my Advanced Writing in Education course. My general approach was to approach eportfolios as a research project. That is, I asked students, as students and emerging teachers, to take up this work in “the spirit of experimental inquiry,” as I put it on the [...]