A Changed World for ePortfolios: Opportunities for Design Justice,* Effective Implementation, and Assessment
The inequities in higher education surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic require an ongoing commitment to rethinking the ways that we design ePortfolio implementations so that they center those who are often marginalized unintentionally. AAEEBL has a long history of, and commitment to, practices and pedagogies that enable learners to document and reflect on their learning. Indeed, ePortfolio pedagogies and research have demonstrated the importance of creating space for learners to share the ways that they connect and transfer learning between and among contexts. While these practices are often intended to be liberatory, how might we be inadvertently reinforcing systems and structures that are oppressive and/or marginalizing?
* Design Justice: “An approach to design that is led by marginalized communities and that aims to explicitly challenge, rather than reproduce, structural inequalities.” (Costanza-Chock, 2020)
The 2022 AAEEBL Annual Meeting will focus particular emphasis on three areas:
- the ways that ePortfolio designs can and should be justice-oriented and how those designs can improve and enhance higher education;
- how applying an effective implementation framework using a stakeholders approach for ePortfolios and other high-impact practices can sustain, heal, and empower all members of our community; and
- the ways that authentic assessment strategies can center marginalized voices for a variety of purposes (ie. Institutional assessment and accreditation efforts, effective course and program design).
Over the online sessions, participants will have opportunities to engage in networking, conversation, and workshop sessions.
The Call for Proposals is now closed.
There will be registration options for students (free!), individuals, and institutions (coming soon!).