Matthew J Wojciakowski
GEN ST 344
"Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio" Today’s employers want college students who can highlight their learning in connection with real-world experiences. This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life-goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goal, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no former experience with technology is necessary).
Student learning goals
Build an online e-portfolio--understand and apply basic concepts of portfolio construction and self-awareness.
Synthesize your learning across academic courses and identify connections to your experiences and life-goals.
Identify your core personal strengths and values.
Document your accomplishments and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways.
Grow peer critique skills and ability to offer respectful feedback toward enhancing learning.
General method of instruction
Hands-on, interactive, technology-infused, reflective.
No prerequisites or background required. Technical training and assistance will be offered throughout the course.
Class assignments and grading
There will be no traditional tests or quizzes, rather a series of reflective and project-based assignments aimed at building out areas of a portfolio, growing self-awareness, and establishing learning goals.
Grades are assigned based on fulfillment of the assignments outlined in the syllabus.