ePortfolio eMpowerment: ActiveLearning, Academic Thresholds and Participatory Culture at Bronx Community College
Jordi Gedman Eraso, Associate Professor, History, Bronx CC
This session will offer concrete examples of how eportfolios are used to help create an authentic sense of ownership in the learning process, turning students into genuine stakeholders in the classroom. It will also explore the ways in which ePortfolio practice can be paired in specific disciplines (such as history), between disciplines (such as in interdisciplinary programs) and in faculty development initiatives to promote transformative, irreversible, and integrative learning that is bounded and troublesome. Among other aims, this session will encourage greater flexibility and more organic growth of student eportfolio projects, with the idea that low-stakes and exploratory eportfolio exercises encourage intellectual and academic growth for both students and faculty.