Building an ePortfolio Campus Culture ePortfolio Day of
Building an ePortfolio Campus Culture ePortfolio Day of Planning Maggie Beers Kevin Kelly Director Academic Technology San Francisco State University
Manager, Online Learning & Teaching Academic Technology San Francisco State University August 13, 2009 Overview 1. What is culture? How can we build one?
2. ePortfolio culture case studies BCIT: Building one top-down SF State: Building one bottom-up
3. Apply Rogers diffusion of innovation framework to CSU Anywhere case study What is Culture? What is Culture? What is Culture?
What is culture? Textbooks: Small c Food, Fairs, Facts, Folklore Faculty of Arts: Big C Canonized literature, art, music & history Anthropology: Process
Institutions, processes and shared beliefs that make a society run New Fields: Discourse Points of Viewing; Multiple Perspectives What is culture?
Webs of Significance "Believing, with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an
experimental science in search of law but an interpretive one in search of meaning" Clifford Geertz, 1973 The Interpretation of Cultures Diffusion of Innovations "the process by which an innovation is
communicated through certain channels over time among the members of a social system. Rogers, E. (1995). Diffusion of Innovations (5th Edition). New York: Free Press. Diffusion of Innovations Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Framework
Compatibility The degree to which the innovation is consistent with current values and perspectives of the users. Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Framework Triability Trying out a new approach on a limited, trial basis
to minimize risk and allow for experimentation. Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Framework Complexity Innovations that are easier to understand and use will be adopted quicker than more complex innovations that are unsupported.
Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Framework Advantage The degree to which the innovation is perceived as better than a current situation. Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Framework
Observability The more observable or visible an innovation is, the more likely it will diffuse. 2 Case Studies: ePortfolio Cultures 1. Vancouver, BC, Canada 1. San Francisco, California, USA
BCIT: Experience It British Columbia Institute of Technology BCITs Technology-Enabled Knowledge (TEK) Initiative is about innovation and achieving new standards of excellence in education.
TEK Initiatives Belief System 1. Innovation is the responsibility of the institute, not just the individual 2. Blended learner-centred education works 3. Faculty have good professional instincts 4. Faculty can effect change 5. Applied learning occurs best in teams 6. Problems are our friends 7. BCITs TEK team are agents of change
TEK Initiative Academic Support TEK Instructional & Technical Support Model ePortfolios @ BCIT Show ePortfolio movie from BCIT
Valia Spiliotopoulos & Kathy Siedlaczek Valia Spiliotopoulos & Kathy Siedlaczek San Francisco State University MISSION To create and maintain an environment that promotes respect for and
appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area To promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment To provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world Why ePortfolios at SF State? 20+ years of portfolio assessment
Paper-based Portfolios Electronic Portfolios ePortfolio Growth @ SF State 2005: 21 departments using portfolios Student Centered: Capstone, career bridge & evaluation Institutionally Centered: student & program assessment for credentialling, accreditation review Institutionalized practices
To support growth, need: Sustainable, Scalable, Reliable, Effective Solutions Limit # of technical solutions &
integrate into current technical architecture Centralize, share knowledge on teaching & learning best practices ePortfolio
Link to strategic Planning-LEAP Lower department costs & improve support through efficiencies & economies of scale ePortfolio.sfsu.edu
Dr. Ruth Cox SF State ePortfolio Lead & Dr. Kevin Kelly Online Teaching & Learning GALLERY of Examples
Thank You. Maggie Beers, Ph.D. Director, Academic Technology, San Francisco State University With lots of support from: Ruth Cox, Ph.D. Faculty Liaison, ePortfolios Academic Technology, SF State Kevin Kelly, Ed.D.
Online Teaching & Learning Manager Academic Technology, SF State Valia Spiliotopoulos, Ph.D. Associate Director, Learning & Teaching Centre University of Victoria Kathy Siedlaczek, M.A. Instructional Development Consultant British Columbia Institute of Technology
Activities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Foster the culture: language, beliefs, processes, signs, artifacts, Diffuse the innovation Reach the tipping point. The three rules of epidemics that Gladwell identifies are: the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor, and the Power of Context. http://www.wikisummaries.org/The_Tipping_Point http://www.wikisummaries.org/The_Tipping_Point Connectors are individuals who have ties in many different realms and act as conduits between them, helping to engender connections, relationships, and cross-fertilization that otherwise might not have ever occurred. Mavens are
people who have a strong compulsion to help other consumers by helping them make informed decisions. Salesmen are people whose unusual charisma allows them to be extremely persuasive in inducing others buying decisions and behaviors. What is an ePortfolio? Intentional & Integrated Learning
Credit: La Guardia C. College Mapping Artifacts to Institutional Goals Electronic Portfolio Video
Challenges Technical Multiple campus solutions hard to support Costs for external subscriptions or internal development Hard to roll up results for accreditation from multiple technologies Web 2.0 solutions not accessible
Challenges Organizational Need unified, campus-wide support model Need institutional mandate, aligned with strategic mission, and $$ Need state-level support to integrate educational, employment and economic development objectives --no such luck in CA
Key Findings for Success & Diffusion Compatibility Aligns with current practice? Managerial recognition Shared beliefs Triability
Access to technology Time on task Complexity Instructional & Technical Support eCompetencies
Advantage Perceived value of teaching tool Participant & institute investment What value? Observability
Opportunities for showcasing Culture of peer learning Why ePortfolios at SF State? Key Findings for Success & Diffusion Compatibility Aligns with current practice?
Managerial recognition Shared beliefs Triability Access to technology Time on task
Complexity Instructional & Technical Support eCompetencies Advantage Perceived value of teaching tool
Participant & institute investment What value? Observability Opportunities for showcasing Culture of peer learning
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