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January 27, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 1)

Student e-Portfolios Make Their Way to Lehman

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The Division of Education at Lehman College was selected to participate in Year Two of "Making Connections: ePortfolios," a mini-grant and seminar program supported by LaGuardia Community College and the Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, an agency of the U.S. Department of Education. Lehman's proposal was selected for its vision, planning, and potential benefit both for students and faculty.

The plan is to develop ePortfolios as an educational tool that allows students to document academic and professional development, archive and showcase their work, and reflect on and organize learning artifacts in alignment with programmatic goals, objectives, and national standards. Students involved in the project will be able to see the cohesion of their programs through various assignments in different courses. The goal is to increase student use of, and engagement with, technology.

This semester, thirty students from two cohorts will be introduced to the online ePortfolio system "Digication." Professor Janet DeSimone (Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education), coordinator of the Educational Leadership program, will pilot the use of this tool in her classes.