Blogfolio at the NASPA Western Regional

JW and I will be presenting “Blogs and Student Learning: Making Meaning and Connections through Graduate Student Portfolios” at the 2006 NASPA Western Regional Conference in San Francisco next month. We’ll be using my “blogfolio” as an example of how blogs can be used in higher education graduate programs to facilitate learning in multiple contexts.

The conference will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Union Square. I’m excited about presenting with JW. She’s been a terrific advisor and mentor to me. I wonder if she’ll mind if I place a sign that says “Eric Stoller, available for hire” on my chest… I could become a freelance student affairs techie and create blogs for colleges and universities…

Program Abstract:

Participants are invited to engage in dialogue about the use of blogs (web logs) as a unique student learning experience. Presenters will briefly discuss the phenomenon of blogs and then share examples of student blogs created as the capstone experience within Oregon State University’s student affairs master’s program. Presenters will facilitate conversation around the challenges and opportunities in using blogs and ways in which student affairs professionals may utilize blogs beyond the classroom to serve students better.

According to a program reviewer:

This well-prepared proposal effectively conveys the presenters’ knowledge, practices, and enthusiasm. The presentation has the tremendous potential of starting a blogging epidemic among faculty members and student affairs practitioners who strive to improve student learning.

I’ve never started an epidemic before. No pressure…

5 thoughts on “Blogfolio at the NASPA Western Regional”

  1. Sure you both don’t want to use mine as an example too?
    Full of typos and layout challenges, but good back and forth dialogue between students and faculty? :) Were you always going to do a blog/portfolio?
    Have a great time with this. Sounds like a great presentation.

  2. Hi Mel,
    I don’t even know where a “Menu of Choices” is at on the web. What’s the URL?

    I started this blog as a site for my graduate school work and as a home for my technology workshop series. As I increased the content and functionality of the site it became my portfolio almost by default.

    Oh, and my blog has tons of typos :-)

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