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E-portfolios are a feature of O-Space (online learning management system) and are currently in active use by many students and faculty on the Otis Campus. To date, O-Space contains over 1,000 e-portfolios. These e-portfolios have been self-initiated, assigned in classes, used as professional e-portfolios, and/or are required as part of a particular program.
 
The use of e-portfolios for the purposes of creating a Learning ePortfolio was beta-tested in select courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2008-09, and was launched as an initiative in 2009-10 for all incoming foundation students in their Liberal Arts and Sciences courses.
 
Currently, Otis is in the process of college-wide implementation of Learning ePortfolios across all departments, including studio and major areas as well as co-curricular activities.
 

e-Portfolio/Learning e-Portfolio Timeline

  • 2006-07, ePortfolios were available as part of O-Space, and beta-tested with Artists, Community, and Teaching (A.C.T.) courses.
  • 2008-09, Liberal Arts and Sciences beta tested the use of Learning ePortfolios in select courses: the first year Honors Art History course, and two senior Capstone beta courses.
  • March 2009, Admissions offered ePortfolios as an option for portfolio submissions.
  • 2009-10, Learning ePortfolios are a requirement in Liberal Arts and Sciences starting with the first year courses. Foundation and Product Design programs are beta-testing the use of a learning eportfolios in select studio courses.
  • 2010-11, Learning ePortfolios are a required element in all Foundation and Sophomore Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Students in their studio majors, use their Learning ePortfolio in an least one course.
  • 2011-12, Learning ePortfolios are a required element in all Foundation, Sophomore and Junior Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Capstone courses are required for all Seniors in which the Learning ePortfolio platform is used.
  • 2012-13, Learning ePortfolios are a required element in all Liberal Arts and Sciences courses as well as posting of Signature Assignment.
  • 2013-14, use of Learning ePortfolios continues in courses.
  • 2014-15, Academic Departments begin using Learning ePortfolios as part of assessment.