Presentation Title

Collaborative E-portfolio Development: A librarian and a faculty member join forces to strengthen students' information and information technology literacies

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This panel examines a semester-long, collaborative, Eportfolio-development project at a small, liberal arts college for men. Drawing on their unique skill-sets and working collaboratively, a library technologist and a Rhetoric faculty member guided students through the process of creating a "digital identity" in the form of a multi-media portfolio that showcased students' facility with various Web 2.0 technologies and their skills in the discipline -- in this case, public speaking. Along the way, students strengthened their skills in scholarly research methods, oral communication, critical thinking, creativity, and technology literacy. Using instructional handouts and examples of successful e-portfolio projects, we will explore the collaborative process between library technologist and faculty member, including the challenges and successes that ultimately led to the students' successful completion of their E-portfolio projects.

Presentation Description

In this panel, we describe a semester-long collaboration that culminated in student-produced E-portfolios that showcased both their technological skills and strengths as persuasive speakers. Using instructional handouts and examples of successful E-portfolio projects, we will explore the collaborative process between library technologist and faculty member, including the challenges and successes that ultimately led to the students' successful completion of their E-portfolio projects.

Keywords

E-portfolio, multi-media, information technology literacy, public speaking, collaboration, digital identity

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 4:15 PM Sep 30th, 5:30 PM

Collaborative E-portfolio Development: A librarian and a faculty member join forces to strengthen students' information and information technology literacies

Room 212

This panel examines a semester-long, collaborative, Eportfolio-development project at a small, liberal arts college for men. Drawing on their unique skill-sets and working collaboratively, a library technologist and a Rhetoric faculty member guided students through the process of creating a "digital identity" in the form of a multi-media portfolio that showcased students' facility with various Web 2.0 technologies and their skills in the discipline -- in this case, public speaking. Along the way, students strengthened their skills in scholarly research methods, oral communication, critical thinking, creativity, and technology literacy. Using instructional handouts and examples of successful e-portfolio projects, we will explore the collaborative process between library technologist and faculty member, including the challenges and successes that ultimately led to the students' successful completion of their E-portfolio projects.