7 Strategies for Integrating Student Blogging into ePortfolios Webcast Recording

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Many academics are searching for new strategies to showcase evidence of student learning. At the same time, students increasingly desire coursework that reaches beyond the boundaries of their campus to showcase academic and personal growth. The use of blogging in ePortfolios is a perfect solution to meet assessment and student engagement needs.

Join us for a webcast as we examine seven key strategies for incorporating personalized learning into ePortfolios with the use of student blogging. Our expert instructor will walk you through the process of integrating blogging into the ePortfolios of both courses and programs. Further, we will examine the major challenges you stand to face, including:

  • Determining the appropriate hosting platform
  • Prompting quality student reflection
  • Providing efficient instructor feedback
  • Leveraging blogging to influence learning assessment

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will learn to incorporate student blogging into ePortfolio initiatives.


7 Strategies for Integrating Blogging into ePortfolios

  • Communicating the benefits and value
    • Improved student engagement
    • Uses in assessment/accreditation
    • Career services
    • Exploring connections to completion and retention
  • Identification and selection of a blogging platform
  • Integrating blogging portfolios into curricula
  • Establishing guidelines for student engagement and interaction
    • Policies for guiding student interaction
    • Addressing privacy concerns
    • Mitigating “careless entries”
  • Prompting quality reflection and personal learning assessment
    • Building reflective assignments
    • Examples of effective reflection in ePortfolio blogs
    • Expanding to discipline-specific issues
    • Exhibiting uses in job search and career development
  • Strategies for efficient feedback
    • Creating a rubric for student self-review
    • Effective peer assessment
    • Faculty time management
  • Utilizing blogging for student learning assessment
    • Evaluating student self-reflection
    • Documenting evidence of learning
    • Analyzing quantitative results


David Wicks, Ed.D., Chair, MEd. In Digital Education Leadership and Associate Professor, Seattle Pacific University

Dr. David Wicks is committed to helping educators improve teaching, learning, and assessment with digital tools. He actively shares and learns from teachers through social media. Examples of his work include: the design of a Web 2.0 electronic portfolio system based on WordPress, creation of a feature-comparison matrix for lecture capture solutions, and leading SPU’s iTunes U project. He enjoys facilitating faculty learning communities on topics such as learning spaces, blended learning, and online learning.

Dr. Wicks is a member of MERLOT, the Sloan Consortium, Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He was recently honored for his work as conference chair for the 2014 International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning.