DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF INNOVATIVE ELECTRONIC TEACHING PORTFOLIOS FOR NURSE EDUCATOR STUDENTS
College of Mount Saint Vincent (UNITED STATES)
As part of their teaching practicum course, Post-Master’s Nurse Educator students developed electronic summative teaching portfolios. The purposes of this teaching portfolio were: 1) to demonstrate that the students had achieved the terminal objectives of the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate Program; and, 2) to be used by the students for application for teaching positions in academia and/or health care settings.
Since the use of technology to teach is an integral part of the nurse educator curriculum, it was decided that the portfolio would be in electronic form. A website template was developed for the portfolio. Students were responsible for developing the portfolio contents and uploading them onto the template. Faculty and staff supported the students through the portfolio development process. Students developed skills in the portfolio development process which will help them in their future nursing education careers.
This presentation will discuss both the faculty and student perspectives in the development and implementation of the electronic teaching portfolio. Some of the key areas to be described are the organization and contents of the portfolio, the electronic format, the implementation process, and portfolio evaluation.