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ERIC Number: ED421137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Students, Learning, Assessment and Technology: A Campus-Wide Merger.
Thompson, Gary; Hoskisson, Dale; Brauner, Carolyn; Christensen, Val
In order to achieve its goal to improve learning and ensure success of students, Valley City State University (VCSU) implemented a comprehensive and multidimensional agenda for institutional change. A central component, Improving Learning with Technology (ILT), involves integration of learning and assessment that is facilitated by, and contingent upon, universal access to notebook computers. Specific features of the ILT innovations involve three aspects of the teacher education program: (1) clear specification of abilities or outcomes; (2) adaptation of a specific software package, Skill Command, for tracking learner progress on professional skills and abilities; (3) and increased student responsibility for documenting performance through creation of an electronic portfolio. Through ILT, technology has provided VCSU faculty in the teacher education unit with the capacity to revolutionize education both on campus and for future students through dissemination of innovations in the public schools. The eight core abilities that form the foundation for student electronic portfolio projects at VCSU are: communication, aesthetic responsiveness, problem solving, effective citizenship, global perspective, collaboration, wellness, and technology. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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