Welcome to this ePortfolio template.

This is an evolving template for an electronic portfolio.

If you are interested in ePortfolios, please contact stoloffd@easternct.edu.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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Guide to related blogs

This homepage would be used as a blogsite for occasional postings and announcements about this ePortfolio.

This blog features a menu for a template for an undergraduate ePortfolio that would used to display a student’s Eastern experience.  This ePorfolio website also has links to related blogs.

For a powerpoint presentation that we are using in Fall 2011 to introduce students and faculty to developing ePortfolios, click here E-Portfolio 0811.

Professor Martin Seymour from the Communication Department has developed online modules on developing one’s ePortfolio using WordPress at http://seym3stu.wordpress.com/getting-started/ .

In Spring 2011, Abbie Beckoff, a first-year student then, developed this introducing powerpoint on the skydrive and connecting files to an ePortfolio in word press at


A presentation that includes a discussion of file security may be viewed here by clicking on
ePortfolio dev 0711

The template for those in the MS in Educational Technology program may be found at


An evolving blog on international connections in Education may be found at


The website for the Summer Institute for Future Teachers @ Eastern Connecticut State University, July 2011, may be found at http://sift2011.wordpress.com/.

Notes on our colloquium in World Religions may be found at

http://worldreligionecsu.wordpress.com/ .

My recent writings may be found at


Dr. David Stoloff

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ePortfolio Community Meeting – Nov. 16, 2010


DRAFT notes from the ePortfolio Community Meeting

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – Hurley Hall, President’s Dining Room – 12 noon to 2:00 pm

We had some guests from Rhode Island College, who heard about our initiative form one of the NEASC visitors.

“Scott Badger, our primary trainer for Blackboard and MS Office support.  Scott has worked with SharePoint and has a Windows Live account.   Ryan Hanley, a staff trainer who supports Blackboard and Chalk & Wire, the assessment/portfolio application used by the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at RIC.  Ryan is a recent grad and he is very comfortable with social media.”  – introduced by Pat Hays, Director of User Support Services, Rhode Island College

Present – David Stoloff (recorder), Doncho Petkov, Jack Jolls, Weiping Liu, Nancy Wynn, David Oyanadel, Martin Seymour, Suzanne Dowling, Amilcah Gomes, Nanette Tummers, Helen Marx, Sudha Swaminathan, Linda Hotkowski (media support), Ryan Hanley and Scott Badger, Rhode Island College guests

Items discussed

1)   Challenges implementing ePortfolios using https://outlook.com/ and wordpress.com  during Fall 2010;  review of Martin Seymour’s getting started using wordpress.com website

2)   Current examples of students’  ePortfolios SP 2010  and Martin Seymour’s  sections Fall 2010

3)   Discussion of a potential December 2010 showcase on ePortfolios in Martin Semour’s class –  to be further planned as a pilot assessment project

4)   Holding a formal exhibition of ePortfolios in SP 2011 – probably in May – using a  revised form of the AAC&U’s rubric and offering 6 prizes – Best Eastern ePortfolio 2011 for $250 – bookstore supplies – and five prizes of $150 for best in Connects to Experience, Connects to Discipline, Transfer, Integrated Communication, and Reflection and Self-Assessment. 

5)   Martin Seymour’s  sections Fall 2010 has a good number of ePortfolios to view.  Martin would showcase particularly two ePortfolios  found at http://weikela.wordpress.com and at http://ecsusmithjenn.wordpress.com as examples of models for student ePortfolios.

In David Stoloff’s Tier I and II courses, there may be other ePortfolios that might be showcased in December 2010. Amilcah Gomes might also have some first-year students who might participate in a showcase in December.

6)   Assessment planning – Further developing a rubric for ePortfolio assessment – SP 2010’s rubric, AAC&U VALUE rubrics,  potential rubric – Integrative and Applied Learning VALUE Rubric, Tier III course rubric – more discussion is needed in developing a rubric that might be used for the SP 2011 competition.

The session ended about 1:30 pm with plans to organize a pilot assessment/showcase at the end of the Fall 2010 semester, encouragement that RIC and Eastern might collaborate more on projects in educational technology, and thanks to Martin Seymour for all of his enthusiasm and pioneering work with his students on developing the path for the best Eastern ePortfolios. Thanks to Scott and Ryan for coming to visit and sharing their expertise. 

Please contact David Stoloff at stoloffd@easternct.edu if you have any questions on these notes.

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Sloan-C Online Learning Conference Nov 2010

Sloan Conference schedule

1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. –  Concurrent Session 1

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Break

 2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Concurrent Session 2

November 3, 2010 – 2:50pm

Presentation notes

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. –  Networking Break

  3:50 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. –  Exhibit Hall Open – Grand Sierra D & E

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks – Keynote Address, Caribbean 1-5

 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception –  Grand Sierra D & E

 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Banquet –  Caribbean 1-5

November 4, 2010

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall) – Grand Sierra D & E

 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Newcomer’s Breakfast – Caribbean 1-5

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Open – Grand Sierra D & E

 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Daily Update –  Caribbean 1-5

 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. –  Featured Session: Plenary Address –  Caribbean 1-5

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. –  Break

9:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Session 3

 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Concurrent Session 4

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. –  Sloan-C Awards Luncheon

 Caribbean 1-5

1:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Concurrent Session 5

Presentation notes

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.Break

3:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Concurrent Session 6

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Networking Activity & Poster Session

 Grand Sierra D & E

November 5, 2010

7:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens

 Grand Sierra South Registration Desk

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

 Grand Sierra D & E

7:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open

 Grand Sierra D & E

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Daily Update

 Caribbean 1-5

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Featured Session: Plenary Address

 Caribbean 1-5

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Break

9:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Session 7

  • EPortfolios for Transformative Assessment Within Online Learning and Teaching Track: Technology and Emerging Learning Environments November 5, 2010 – 9:40am Lead Presenter: David Stoloff (Eastern Connecticut State University, US) Curacao 4 Session Duration: 35 Session Type: Individual Presentation
  • Presentation notes

    11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break

    11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Concurrent Session 8


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    Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) community meeting – 10/26/10

    Center for Educational Excellence

    Sponsored by Center for Educational Excellence

    “Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning”

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    “CEE Community Meeting” 

    David Stoloff, Director

    An open meeting to discuss the goals of the Center for Educational Excellence and to gather ideas on enhancing its effectiveness.  Here are some topics for discussion:

    • Presentations for Fall 2010 – what topics should we add?
    • How might the CEE better serve the professional development needs of the Eastern community?
    • How might the CEE better serve in the retention and graduation of students?
    • Please send other topics for discussion.

    Present:   Carol, Nancy, Kim, Mitzi, Dale, Nanette, Doncho

    Nancy led a discussion on electronic portfolios – mostly industry-specific, but a good way for self-reflection and self-promotion.

    Kim suggested that Lynn Frazier of Windham High School might be a good resources on urban education.  Perhaps she might contact Hari Koirala, Ed Dept chair, to further connect to the university.   Nancy asked about faculty reception to outside speakers and external speakers’ bureau.  Encouraging outside speakers to contact David about presentations sponsored by the CEE.

    Dale shared a list of over 30 events/presentations sponsored by the CEE during the Fall 2010 semester.

    Support of strategic initiative leaders to promote their projects. The CCE/CEE are promoting the 11/5/10 service-learning conference in West Hartford.  Discussions of strategic initiatives.  Issue of Poverty conference on 10/29/10.  Perhaps having a session on service-learning and the CCE to expand participation.  In the Spring, there is the service expo to showcase community-service-learning experiences.  Reflection session for long-term volunteer programs in December;  perhaps invite faculty to observe accomplishments.  Perhaps intergrating these events – and electronic portfolios – with the Excellence Expo and A&S Exhibition on one day. 

    Proposed added sessions – First year experience forums might have been catered or at lunch.  Updates on big grants – Project Compass and Title III. 

    Linkages of presentations with faculty retention, promotion, and tenure – professional development units?  Increased encouragement of faculty to participate in oncampus workshops and events.  Sabbatic leave presentations?  Research and creativity grant presentations?  Conference presentations – using these sessions to try out presentations for larger audiences.  Sharing information as part of the university culture.

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