Organized by
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Speaker: Dr Candyce Reynolds, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Date: 20 Jun, 2012 (Wed)
Time: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

Abstract

The use of ePortfolios in American universities has proliferated over the last ten years as administrators and educators have discovered the rich opportunities they provide for both promoting and assessing student learning. Through ePortfolios, students have the opportunity to make connections and more intentionally develop integrative learning. This session will share how ePortfolios are used in a first year common core curriculum program to facilitate student learning and assessment. Staff members who are interested in ways in which students’ learning experience could be documented and tracked will also find this seminar useful.

About the speaker

Candyce Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. She teaches primarily in the Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education Program working with students interested in education in all its forms. She has an A.B. in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley, USA and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, USA in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Reynolds has had a wide variety of experiences in higher education and beyond, working in student affairs, departments of psychology, business and management consultation, general education, a peer mentoring program and in faculty development. Her scholarship has primarily focused on student success in higher education. She is a leader in the area of student centered pedagogy, authentic student learning assessment and the role of reflective practice in facilitating student learning. In recent years, her work has focused on the use of the ePortfolio to promote student learning and program assessment. She has published broadly in higher education books and journals and has made presentations at a variety of venues throughout the USA and internationally.

For details and online registration, please go to:
http://www.cetl.hku.hk/seminar120620/

For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Lai by email laichun2@hku.hk.