Latin American & Caribbean Studies ePortfolio: Measuring Student Learning Outcomes

Antonio Arce, Academic Program Coordinator, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Project Description:

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) offers a certificate for Duke students “interested in documenting their expertise and coursework focused on the region.” CIT provided funding and consulting to enable CLACS to design and implement a process for evaluating their program with Chalk&Wire’s ePortfolio2 assessment software. By adding papers, videos and other ‘artifacts’ (examples of their learning) to a structured portfolio, students benefited from receiving more feedback and guidance from faculty and program staff. Arce hopes that this evaluation process will help to “re-structure the certificate offerings, track student progress, and measure the impact of our curriculum and extra-curricular events on the learning outcomes of our students.”

For more information on the availability and pricing of Chalk & Wire at Duke, visit Trinity Technology Services’ Chalk&Wire page 

Project start date: 12/15/2008
Funding awarded
:  $2750

Shawn Miller

Author: Shawn Miller

Shawn leads Learning Innovation in its mission to help Duke students learn more, and to enable more people to learn from Duke. Learning Innovation promotes innovation in teaching, manages the direction and strategy for Duke’s learning technologies, and leads Duke’s online initiatives and production (including Duke’s partnership with Coursera). website