In the past, some Educational Leadership Department students and faculty have used Chalk and Wire with support from Technology Services. Recently, the Career Services office is providing some academic departments a sub-component of 'Jacket Jobs as a career portfolio for students. The Wisconsin Department of Instruction is adopting new expectations for Teacher Education departments in the use of e-portfolios for assessment. A number of UW System schools have piloted the Desire to Learn (D2L) electronic portfolio and UW System Common Systems purchased a UW site license of the D2L e-portfolio. Through campus collaboration, we now need to develop a plan to provide support and assistance for faculty who wish to expand the use of electronic portfolios in the curriculum.
- Convene planning group of Assessment Office, Career Services, Center for Academic Advising, and Educational Leadership Department, and Technology Services to frame requirements for e-portfolio comparison.
- Develop a project charter that reflects the stakeholders and multiple purposes that this tool might assist in our students' academic success.
- Conduct a comparison to determine if D2L e-portfolio can replace Optimal (from 'Jacket Jobs).
- Design and conduct a pilot opportunity for interested academic departments.
- Evaluate the pilot project and plan for wider adoption if successful.