NOTE: You will also be able to attend this session online. SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
You are invited to a Faculty Showcase event on October 16, 2015 at noon on the topic of "Evaluating Student Performance Using Video & ePortfolio". The event is sponsored by Instructional Technologies Support (ITS). Our featured speaker is Dr. Farzan Irani who uses ePortfolio to evaluate student clinical skills through the use of videotaped role-playing sessions and a rubric.
Dr. Irani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders where he teaches courses in the area of stuttering, research methods, and neuromotor speech disorders. His primary research interest is in the area of treatment effectiveness for adolescents and adults who stutter, feasibility of telepractice for stuttering therapy, psychosocial aspects of stuttering, and training students/pedagogy.
For several years, Irani had pairs of students role-play a clinician and a client, while he observed, graded and provided relevant clinical feedback. Students were given on the spot feedback and suggestions on improvement.
The problem with this method is Irani was forced to make quick judgments, and students who were somewhat stressed, because they were being evaluated, may not have fully absorbed the feedback and suggestions they received.
During an ITS workshop, Irani learned about ePortfolio, in which instructors can create a rubric to use in evaluating student work. ePortfolio also allows instructors to annotate video with comments and, using the rubric, to grade student performance as captured on the video recording.
Currently, Irani has students videotape their role-play and upload the video to ePortfolio. With recordings, he can view and review student performance, as he grades it. Students can also review their work and see Irani's comments. A major plus is that the comments are seen in context, because they are attached onscreen to the points at which the feedback is directed. The result is a far more detailed evaluation that the student can review and consider.
Irani will provide a short presentation on the process he uses and Whitten Smart of the ePortfolio Support team in ITS will demonstrate setting up the rubric in ePortfolio and the process to allow for student uploads. Questions from the audience are welcome.
If you are attending in person, bring your lunch and come and spend an hour with Dr. Irani and ePortfolio support staff. Water, soft drinks and snacks will be provided. Plan to arrive by 11:45am or earlier as the program will begin promptly at noon.
You can also attend the event online from anywhere as long as you have a computer that has a stable Internet connection (you do not need special software). A microphone and webcam is optional.
If you will be attending online, please Register for the event, and then email firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating that you will attend online. We will email you the link for the session.