This seminar is jointly organized by CITE and Faculty of Education and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Are Learning Portfolios an appropriate way to evidence student learning in your courses? Chris Deneen of Education and Darcy Christ of Architecture will review current developments and demonstrate the latest technology for supporting the use of Learning Portfolios in teaching and learning. Topics covered will include assessment concepts integral to portfolio use, such as productive feedback and development of self and peer assessment. The speakers will demonstrate an integration of WordPress with the Moodle LMS for organizing student portfolios based on course enrollment, and review exemplars of WordPress portfolios. A Question & Answer session will follow to collect ideas for portfolio integration with teaching & learning.
<p>Brant Knutzen is the Learning Designer for the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has been involved in eLearning for 28 years as software developer, website developer, and corporate trainer. He currently teaches on an MSc Education program relating to eLearning and educational leadership, and provides eLearning support and professional development for teaching staff. His research areas include the design, implementation and evaluation of highly engaging blended learning environments for schools and higher education. Current Moodle plugin development projects include the Participation Map: a new way to visually display online discussion activity, and the Participation Forum: which generates a grade based on student posting activity. See Brant.Knutzen.se for more information.</p>
<p>Christopher Deneen is a Research Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. His research focus is assessment in higher education; he is especially interested in learner-oriented assessment/evaluation, e-assessment, and integrating assessment with learning and teaching practice. He has published in the areas of assessment and technology use in higher educations settings; he is currently principal investigator on a General Research Fund (GRF) grant, "From conception to action: Understanding eportfolios as assessment in higher education."</p>
<p>Darcy Christ has been a web developer for over 15 years. His work has revolved around content management systems and social networks. He is an advocate for open source software and open information systems. As the eLearning Officer in the Faculty of Architecture, Darcy is engaged in enhancing learning with technology. He also works deeply with Moodle and the Moodle community to explore all of the possibilities of using it in the Faculty.</p>