This past week's class has been very eye-opening. One of the things that I'm most excited about is the reading and video by Curtis J. Bonk. His “The Perfect E-Storm: Emerging Technology, Enormous Learner Demand, Enhanced Pedagogy, and Erased Budgets” really helped me to pinpoint an area that I would like to explore in my classes: the use of e-portfolios. By having students journal about their writing process, I anticipate that their view and comfort with writing could improve. Likewise, e-portfolios could be an effective element of assessment for students because I would be able to read their reflections as they work through the writing process. The reflective element of learning is such a a powerful one, and one that leads us through a more meaningful learning process.
This week we also were asked to create a mind map, something that I had never done before, so this was a great activity in terms of pushing me outside of my comfort zone. By organizing outcomes, activities, and assessments in an easy-to-read and follow manner allowed for a new perspective on this important process on which I know I need to focus. My mind map below illustrates working through a series of assignments dealing with reading, critical thinking and response, and writing.
Hi, my name is Lisa, and I am an English professor at a community college in Southern California. This blog is my way of tracking my progress in my Assessment in E-Learning course (EDUC 762) for the University of Wisconsin, Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program.