Keynote: Bret Eynon and Laura Gambino, leaders of the FIPSE-funded Connect to Learning Project, will present the vitally important results of this 3-year Project:
What difference does ePortfolio make? And what does it take for ePortfolio to make a difference? The findings from the Connect to Learning (C2L) project suggest that sophisticated ePortfolio practice improves student success, deepens student learning and catalyzes transformative institutional change. Data from a constellation of C2L campuses demonstrates that reflective ePortfolio practice helps students engage more deeply and take ownership of their learning, supporting advanced levels of student success as measured by GPA, retention and graduation. C2L’s Catalyst for Learning resource site presents evidence from across the network, documenting the combination of classroom pedagogies, professional development, and outcomes assessment strategies that help successful ePortfolio initiatives build deep learning and scale their projects, nurturing the growth of campus-wide integrated learning cultures. Effective ePortfolio initiatives pursue an eco-systemic approach, focusing on multiple levels of institutional life, from classrooms to departments and other institutional structures. Linking integrative social pedagogy with professional development, outcomes assessment and multi-faceted scaling up strategies, successful ePortfolio initiatives catalyze a cross-campus integrated learning culture.
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