IWL (Institute of World Languages) Faculty Retreat—E-portfolios for Language Learning and Assessment

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Darden School

IWL 2016 Faculty Retreat

Event Date: 
05/11/2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Darden School, Classroom 280 & 290

Registration is now open! (link is external)

Parking and directions will be available soon!

Sponsored by The Center for Learning Design and Technology


The IWL Faculty Retreat will be on May 11, 2016 at the Darden School. We look forward to working with you at this event. Thank you for your registration!

The IWL faculty retreat is open to world language and literature faculty and graduate students, as well as to faculty across different disciplines. 

Retreat Schedule:
8:00-9:00AM: Breakfast buffet at Darden School – Abbott Center Dining Room
9:00-9:15AM: Opening remarks by Miao-fen Tseng (Director, IWL) and Francesca Fiorani (Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences) – Classroom 280
9:15-10:15AM: Keynote Speech by Edward Watson – “How We Learn and Why ePortfolios are Essential in Higher Education” – Classroom 280
10:15AM-10:30AM: Break
10:30-11:30AM: E-Portfolios in Different Levels and Different Languages – Classroom 280
11:30-12:15PM: Developing Cultural Awareness through the E-Portfolio – Classroom 280
12:15-1:15PM: Lunch buffet at Darden School – Abbott Center Dining Room
1:15-2:15PM: Concurrent Sessions – Classroom 280 and 290
         Session 1: E-Portfolio Tools and Technology Workshop
         Session 2: Next Steps for Language E-Portfolios: A Roundtable Discussion
2:15-2:30PM: Break
2:30-3:30PM: Implementation and Integration

Keynote Speech - How We Learn and Why ePortfolios Are Essential in Higher Education
Eddie Watson, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia

Why is there so much interest in ePortfolios across higher education today?  The reasons are actually quite compelling and often grounded in what we know about learning.  This keynote presentation will explore answers to this overarching question by first considering what we empirically know about human cognition and how people learn.  From this foundation, we will consider the practices and pedagogies that employ ePortfolios and connect those practices to what we know about learning.  We will also explore the range of ways in which ePortfolios are being using in higher education, including teaching and learning, assessment, advising, and career development.  Example ePortfolios from each area will be shared.  The keynote will conclude with a brief summary of the most recent findings from the ePortfolio scholarship and recommendations will be provided regarding how that information should inform future ePortfolio practices.

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