Online Portfolios and Websites Encourage Student Investment in their Learning

Resource Description:


 

Resource Title:
Online Portfolios and Websites Encourage Student Investment in their Learning
Source:
Other
Technology Type:
Groupwork
Online Writing and Discussion
Technology Tool:
Webpage Creation
Pedagogical Goal:
Facilitating collaborative authorship, editing, or peer review
Promoting student reflection and critical thinking
Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
Course Type:
Discussion
Academic Area:
Arts and Humanities
Discipline:
English
Faculty Name:
Eric Rabkin

Eric Rabkin (esrabkin@umich.edu), LSA-English, is a campus leader in the area of instructional technology. An example of his work with teaching and technology is English 414: Multimedia Explorations in the Humanities, a course that offers students the opportunity to create and/or augment web-based resources. Students create individual online portfolios to showcase their ongoing mastery of computer programs and reflect upon their learning process. They collaborate on group projects in which they research and write on a humanities topic of their choice and create a website that becomes a permanent resource for the UM community. For more information on English 414, as well as Rabkin's other instructional technology projects, visit his homepage at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~esrabkin/.