In order to become better acquainted with individuals from across the curriculum who are interested in using technology and writing strategies in the classroom, and to share ways ePortfolio can be incorporated into classes, this feature will regularly present a member of York College faculty involved with the ePortfolio program.
Today’s featured faculty is Christine Hamm, Adjunct Lecturer in the Writing Program.
1. What drew you to the ePortfolio initiative?
I have been blogging steadily for the past 7 years, and I was intrigued by the idea of helping students establish a professional web presence that could help them in their careers. My blog has been a great asset to me professionally, in terms of showcasing my work and in making connections with other writers.
2. In which class/es are you employing the tools of the e-Portfolio?
I am using eportfolio in my Writing 301 class.
3. How are you using ePortfolio/eWriting to help meet the pedagogical goals of your class/es?
I first used the eportfolio blogging tool to help students create weekly blog entries. As the semester has progressed, I have helped students create separate pages on their blogs to showcase their best writing. At the end of the semester, they will have one page devoted to their final research paper and one to their final exam. They also have the choice to leave up other, more minor, assignments as pages if they wish. As for meeting the goals of the class: I believe eportfolio can help students become more invested in their writing. As their work becomes more public and “permanent” (as in permanently on the web, if they like), it becomes more important to them. I hope they will develop a sense of pride in their writing.
Our thanks to Professor Hamm! If you’d like to be part of Faculty Feature, please send your responses to the questions above to eWriting Studio Supervisor Jennifer Worth at jworth at york.cuny.eduTags: Featured Faculty