Lanquage Prejudice and ePortfolios

We know that writing and reflection are key components of eportfolios.  My colleague, Stephanie Wade, Lecturer SBU Writing and Rhetoric, shared with me, “What speech do we like best? Language expresses who we are, and who we want to be. It can also unite or divide us.” about language prejudice. I had to think of how faculty tend to view our students’ microblogging and texting as dummying down the English language and communications… NIMC (Not In My Classroom). Are our language skills falling to pieces or are we transitioning to another format?  Are Web 2.0 applications ruining the English Language? How does this affect eportfolio standards?  Should we have writing standards for showcase eportfolios?  I look forward to your comments.

http://www.pbs.org/speak/speech/

Faculty Inquiry Toolkit – Carnegie Foundation

Could this be used as a teaching eportfolio platform?

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has developed a
tool kit for (what they call) faculty inquiry.  It promotes professional development and reflection for faculty.  It’s full of valuable supporting materials and exhibits: http://specctoolkit.carnegiefoundation.org/
The software is based on WordPress.
 
From their website: – What Is Faculty Inquiry?
Faculty inquiry is a form of professional development by which teachers identify and investigate questions about their students’ learning. The inquiry process is ongoing, informed by evidence of student learning, and undertaken in a collaborative setting. Findings from the process come back in the form of new curricula, new assessments, and new pedagogies, which in turn become subjects for further inquiry.
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