Initial Goals: To assist institutions in implementing ePortfolios for assessment, reflection to improve student learning, for first year seminars, for advising, and for career counseling.
Partners: Albertus Magnus College, Charter Oak State College, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, University of Bridgeport. Six community colleges were part of the project, but were not supported by Davis Monies. They included Capital, Naugatuck Valley, Norwalk, Northwestern CT, Three Rivers, and Tunxis.
Results: A wide variety of implementations in the partner institutions, three conferences on designing and implementing ePortfolios, enhancements to the ePortfolio platform.
Funder: Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE)
Initial Goals: 1) Design and implement an electronic portfolio framework across institutions which could be used for advising, outcomes assessment, and creating tools for job placement such as expanded resumes; 2) ensure that all students were able to succeed in online and technologically enhanced courses by designing a technology literacy assessment which could evolve as technology changes and by identifying appropriate training where necessary; 3) create a dissemination campaign about these efforts, with an emphasis placed on our pilot online tutoring project, in an effort to expand both the number of participating institutions and the number of tutoring subject areas.
Partners: Capital Community College, Fairfield University, Manchester Community College, Naugatuck Community College, Northwestern CT Community College, Sacred Heart University, Three Rivers Community College, Tunxis Community College, University of Bridgeport.
Designed and implemented a sophisticated ePortfolio platform.
Expanded the resources and support available in the eTutoring collaboration.
Expanded the number of schools participating in the eTutoring collaboration.
Initial Goal: To conduct a larger pilot study using the Course Technology simulation software to confirm whether a technology literacy assessment was needed and if so, that the one we were testing was appropriate.
Initial Goal: To provide an integrated approach to online learning through excellence in teaching, outcomes assessment, and student services.
Partners: CT State University System, Charter Oak State College, Teikyo Post University, Sacred Heart University. While Davis only funds Baccalaureate degree granting institutions, the CTDLC funded three CT Community Colleges to join the grant including Manchester, Northwestern CT, and Three Rivers.
Developed the online eTutoring Collaboration.
Built the foundation for the FIPSE grant to create an ePortfolio platform.
Provided the information for partner institutions to enhance their the web sites to better serve online students.
Worked on methods to improve outcomes assessment for online programs.
Completed a research study on the experiences of online students and pioneered using online focus groups for this purpose.