Assessment

Each e-portfolio will be assessed by two Instructional Technology professors using the Master's e-Portfolio Rubric. Masters students should become extremely familiar with this rubric and use it as an integral part of their portfolio development.

Your e-portfolio needs to be completed by the 9th week of the semester during which you plan to graduate. You will not be allowed to participate in commencement ceremonies before the successful completion of your coursework, portfolio and final project, paper, or thesis.

The Instructional Technology Masters e-Portfolio Rubric is divided into seven parts. Each of these parts has been allotted a specific percentage of the evaluation:

Personal Introduction Page

Evaluates both the appearance and the quality of the page. This is your opening screen so first impressions in layout and content are important.

Standards Matrices

Each artifact will be included in a standards matrix to provide a simple overview of which standards it addresses. All students will be expected to complete an ECIT standards matrix. The Instructional Technology masters students will be required to complete a matrix for Teaching Standards as well.

Artifacts Reflections Pages

Individual pages will be completed for each of the artifacts included in the portfolio. These reflections will have been completed in the courses where the artifacts were originally created. The UNI-IT Reflection Questions will be used as the basis for these reflections.

Standards Reflections Pages

The student will be expected to consider how each standard was addressed in his/her program and which artifacts are related. A separate page will be created for each standard reflection.

Comprehensive Reflection Page

This reflection will involve the students’ experience in the whole IT program. It will include a narrative on areas of growth and professional goals. References to professional literature and personal artifacts will be used throughout this reflection.

Usability

The whole e-portfolio will be assessed for usability. It will involve visual layout, use of multimedia, ease of navigation, and technical quality.

Overall Quality

A small part of the assessment is included to allow evaluators the latitude to reward exceptional work that exceeds the expectations included in the rest of the rubric.