ePortfolios as a Disruptive Faculty Development Innovation
Concurrent Session 9
The California State University Course Redesign with Technology initiative is showcasing faculty engaging in successful course redesign models to achieve greater student success via ePortfolios. A key consequence is the instructor intentional reflection to find meaning in the redesign experience.
The California State University (CSU) Course Redesign with Technology (CRT) initiative is showcasing faculty engaging in successful course redesign models to achieve greater student success. These showcases or ePortfolios document the reasons why instructors are redesigning their courses and the accomplishments they have experienced over a 12 month period. Faculty describe their newly implemented pedagogical methodologies including a variety of instructional technologies. In addition, they share their student feedback and analyze their course data to report on their course redesign successes and challenges. A key feature of the ePortfolio is the instructors’ intentional reflection to find meaning in the redesign experience which is a core academic function for students and instructors. To that end, these faculty-created ePorfolios are shared publicly so that peers, departments, and in some cases, institutions can analyze the redesign experience to better understand what students are learning and the innovative approaches implemented by the instructors.