Instructional technology is co-sponsoring two sessions at this year’s Camp Teach & Learn. We hope to see you there!
Integrating Global-Local Experiences: Using ePortfolio
Wednesday 23 May 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Connections asks students to not only develop purposeful plans for off-campus learning (through internships, community involvement, study away and so on), but also to integrate their global-local experiences with their academic work. Digital portfolios provide a powerful tool to support integrative work, serving as a platform for students to document coursework, record reflections, images, and artifacts, and archive significant academic work beyond the confines of a single course or academic semester. They also can become a locus that students can revisit and share with advisors, peers, and the Connecticut College community in preparation for their senior capstone work. At this workshop we will discuss best practices for using ePortfolios to encourage integrative learning and critical reflection, examine how ePortfolio has been adopted in some of the new Pathways, and share examples of student digital portfolios.
Improve Learning & Decrease Educational Costs: The Case for Open Educational Resources
Thursday 24 May 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
This workshop will explore strategies for decreasing costs of course materials for students while improving learning. Participants will discuss the benefits of and challenges to adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and other affordable alternatives and examine examples of courses that have leveraged existing library resources, remixed open ed texts, and integrated content created by students. Come meet the newly formed OER Exploratory Committee, charged with recommending a program at the College to decrease costs of course materials, and offer your ideas, concerns, and suggestions.