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T&L and Assessment Development Seminar on “Eportfolios: Opportunities and challenges as program‐level assessments”

Message from Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education

jpegYou are cordially invited to attend the
following seminar organized by the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE):

Title: Teaching & Learning and Assessment Development Seminar on “Eportfolios: Opportunities and challenges as program‐level assessments”
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Sandwiched will be provided)
Venue: Mrs Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F, William M.W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building

About the speakers
Dr Deneen, Christopher Charles
Research Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor (Honorary)
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Dr Deneen is a research assistant professor with the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on relationships of assessment and curricula in higher and teacher education. He is especially interested in learner-oriented assessment, technology-enhanced assessment, and managing curriculum change.

After earning his doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College, Chris served as a university teacher and administrator in New York City. Inspired by the often-unanswered questions raised by his experiences as a teacher and administrator, Chris chose to develop research into higher and teacher education as a core element of his professional identity and practice. After working two years with the Hong Kong Institute of Education, he joined the HKU Faculty of Education in 2011. As principal investigator on a General Research Fund (GRF) grant, Chris is currently exploring digital portfolios as assessment in higher and teacher education.

Eportfolios are a popular means of both promoting and evaluating student learning. They are widely recognized as enhancing self‐regulation, promoting reflection, and determining achievement of professional outcomes.

Eportfolios have significant potential for medical education programs as they may integrate assessment and learning innovations currently favored in medical education, such as problem‐based learning scenarios and simulations.

There are, however challenges in implementing eportfolios as assessments. These challenges range from maintaining student engagement to establishing rater reliability. In this talk, Chris Deneen will address both the challenges and opportunities presented by using eportfolios. Drawing on his own research and the field of literature, Dr. Deneen will discuss key issues such as feasibility, implementation guidelines, and how existing assessments in courses, modules or blocks could be capitalized on to support program‐level eportfolios.


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