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ERIC Number: EJ1086133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Using ePortfolios to Assess and Improve the General Education Curriculum
Ring, Gail L.; Waugaman, Chelsea; Brackett, Robert; Jackson, Debra Broadwell
Journal of General Education, v64 n4 p310-333 2015
The article provides a comprehensive examination of the use of ePortfolios to assess and improve the General Education Program in a public university in the southeastern United States. The implementation process, six years of assessment data, findings from the recent reaffirmation of accreditation conducted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and an extensive faculty development initiative were studied to understand their impact on the general education curriculum. In addition, a case study of two professors is included to learn the direct impact that participation in extensive faculty development had on the quality of artifacts generated by their students. Though our assessment strategy contains multiple measures, including ePortfolios, ETS testing, and courses and grades, we understand that it is not enough to simply assess learning outcomes: we must engage in the recursive process of data collection, analysis, and continuous improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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