Portfolio practice involves a process of selecting, collecting, and reflecting upon work and accomplishments across one’s learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom. The AACU discusses research about portfolio practice in higher education here: http://www.aacu.org/resources/assessment/portfolio.cfm.
Along with other programs at DePaul, SNL has been piloting DePaul’s ePortfolio development tool, Digication, in several SNL courses such as Academic Writing for Adults, Writing Together/Writing Well, Professional Portfolio Development, and Professional Writing. Students and faculty have both found value in using ePortfolios and Digication at SNL to track their accomplishments, showcase their work and experiences, and reflect upon their learning and demonstration of competence.
Faculty are welcome to obtain Digication accounts and try out Digication with students in their courses. More information about how to do so is here: http://teachingcommons.depaul.edu/Technology/Digication/index.html
To see examples of students’ portfolios at DePaul (including SNL students’ portfolios), visit DePaul’s Digication portfolio site here: http://depaul.digication.com/
For more details about the SNL ePortfolio Pilot, contact Katie Wozniak at firstname.lastname@example.org