Moving Ahead with ePortfolio (MAeP)

About

The purpose of this project is to determine whether integrating a rubric into teaching methodology improves student retention and learning. The rubric chosen for this project is the AACU Integrative VALUE Learning Rubric because project leaders feel that its categories (Connections to Experience, Connections to Discipline, Transfer, Integrated Communication, & Reflection and Self-Assessment) reach across diverse curricula and match well with other ongoing campus projects such as mTc and SWIG.

The MAeP project asks teachers to progressively modify two class assignments over four semesters, adding new rubric-categories each semester, finally resulting in the implementation of the entire rubric. Student artifacts will be collected using the ePortfolio environment and scored using the AACU rubric, and the data will be entered into a database for institutional analysis and study. Collected student artifacts will also be scored by an independent group of faculty and students will use these same artifacts to build their ePortfolios.

For the Fall 2011 the project has 25 participant faculty members; ~500 students; ~1000 artifacts

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FA12 MAeP Permission Cohort I-Semester 3 Link to Survey

Link to Download Permission PDF

MaeP Documents

Attendance-App Instructions PDF

Final Integrative Learning Value Rubric PDF

MaeP Semester2 Checklist Version9 PDF

MaeP Semester3 Checklist Version1 PDF

Moving Ahead with Eportfolios Data Analysis PDF

 

MAeP Timeline

Attend a Three-Day Seminar (June or January)
Choose Two Assignments
Upload the two un-modified assignments to the project‘s Epsilen Course Drop Boxes
Modify each assignment adding Pre and Post Reflections – make use of the Writing Center’s services
Upload the two unmodified and modified assignments to the project‘s Epsilen “Moving Ahead” Course respective Drop Boxes
Recruit another faculty member teaching the same course, or in another section of the course that you are teaching, give and collect un-modified assignments which will act as a control
Inform your students about the study; get student permissions through consent forms and Survey Monkey
Deploy the first Pre-Reflection assignment to students and collect student artifacts
Deploy the first modified assignment (includes post reflection) to students and collect student artifacts
Grade student work as usual – DO NOT MODIFY HOW YOU GRADE ASSIGNMENTS
Score the first assignment using the first row of the VALUE Rubric (Connections to Experience
Enter the score data into the database
ZIP all student artifacts and upload them to the appropriate Epsilen Course Drop Box
Deploy the second Pre-Reflection assignment to students and collect student artifacts
Deploy the second modified assignment (includes post reflection) to students and collect student artifacts
Grade student work as usual – DO NOT MODIFY HOW YOU GRADE ASSIGNMENTS
Score the second assignment using the first row of the rubric (Connections to Experience)
Enter the score data into the database
ZIP all student artifacts and upload them to the appropriate Epsilen Course Drop Box
Require students to place both assignment artifacts on their ePortfolio Showcase
ePortfolio