EF Showcase – Student Projects and E-Portfolios

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E-portfolio and Presentation Skills – University Preparation, EF
Teaching Statement – Fall 2016
By Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin

An E-Portfolio is a collection of materials that documents student accomplishments and may include reflections on the learning process and its outcomes.

Benefits:
Requires students to organize their thoughts and materials using an electronic interface similar to a personal web page.
Allows for the presentation and interlinking of various media types.
Easily shared and continuously edited.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, learners will be able to:

Articulate the benefits of hosting and  E-Portfolio
Use an Eportfolio to showcase projects
Present research projects in various modes
Organize and insert different types of media to enrich the site
Assign visibility controls to site pages

Why use ePortfolios?

The learning purposes of ePortfolios include:
Reflecting upon learning processes and outcomes.
Organizing and presenting learning accomplishments.
Developing self-assessment skills.
Representing learning experiences.
Developing multimedia skills.
Creating electronic text for specific audiences.
Learning how to use technology to support lifelong learning.
The learning benefits of ePortfolios include:

For students:

Personalizing the learning experience.
Allowing students to draw connections between their various learning experiences over the semester and beyond.
Seeing progress over time.
Enhancing critical thinking.

For teachers:

Evaluating and assessing student products and processes.
Assessing course learning outcomes.
Gaining insight into how students experienced a curriculum.

What can be done with the final products?
Students can continue to develop them for their professional careers.
They can be displayed in a common space on campus.
They can be posted on a class website so students can view each other’s portfolios.
They can be shared, with students’ approval, on the teaching portfolio website, or shared with future classes.

A CHINESE GIRL IN NEW YORK a writing project using story book

Imene’s WordPress Website

Illia WordPress portfolio

Larissa – Video Project – Personal Essay

Johnson ePortfolio

Patty’s animated PowToon Project

Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning; Micro and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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