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RE-BUNDLING HIGHER EDUCATION: High Impact ePortfolio Practice and the New Digital Ecosystem

Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Proposals Due December 2 -- See Link Below and Submit Now!

2017 New York Regional ePortfolio Conference

March 2 (12 PM – 5 PM) and March 3 (9 AM – 5 PM), 2017

Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York City

SPONSORED BY AAEEBL, CUNY AND PACE UNIVERSITY

The ePortfolio movement has arrived at a watershed. More colleges, more faculty and more students are using ePortfolio than ever before–and we’ve now come to understand how to make ePortfolio practice effective. Evidence from a constellation of campuses–from community colleges to research universities–demonstrates the positive value of ePortfolio practice for building student success and deepening student learning. There’s growing recognition of the power of ePortfolio-based assessment processes to support faculty and institutional learning. As a result, George Kuh and the AAC&U have declared ePortfolio to be a new addition to the list of officially recognized “High Impact Practices.”

At the same moment, higher education is entering a period of rapid change. As the new digital ecosystem creates opportunities and new challenges, calls for “unbundling” the university are heard daily. In this complex context, students need opportunities for “connected learning,” ways to integrate and make sense of learning across settings, building new identities as lifelong learners. And colleges need to develop as nimble, well-informed, adaptive learning organizations, ready to learn and “rebundle” in new ways. At this juncture, ePortfolio practice has the potential to play a unique and crucial role.

In March, 2017, the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), the City University of New York (CUNY) and Pace University invite you to a conference exploring and discussing ePortfolio practice and its role in the future of higher education.  Use the links above to review the Call for Proposals (which outlines the themes of the conference), to register for the conference or to submit a proposal.

Conference proposals are due Dec. 2, 2016, and notification will take place by January 15, 2017.  

 Special note:  Due to recent budget cuts to NYC area colleges, registration fees will be kept to a minimum for this conference.  Students (graduate or undergraduate) will be admitted free, and registration for all others will be $25, payable at the door.


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