As a culminating activity of the IT Online MS Ed at the University of Tennessee you are required to complete an electronic portfolio. The required areas in the portfolio address both the professional standards of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology www.aect.org and International Society for Technology Education www.iste.org.
The AECT standards that should guide development of your portfolio are available at:
The ISTE NETS*Coach standards that should guide development of your portfolio are available at:
You are responsible for developing a web based portfolio. You need to meet the requirements for both the General and Artifact Sections as described below.
The general section consists of your professional statement, resume, and program of studies.
For the artifact section you need to identify two artifacts from your IT Online coursework or in some cases professional experiences that are appropriate in the required artifact sections. For each artifact section you are responsible for preparing 1) description, 2) a rationale explaining how each artifact reflects your understanding of instructional/educational technology as a field, and 3) an explanation that address how the skills you demonstrated with the artifact align with your career goals and professional standards.
The quality of your professional statement, resume, and program of study, as well as your ability to select appropriate artifacts for the required sections, and your rationale for artifact selection determine the assessment of the portfolio.
Your artifacts will not be assessed individually as they have already been assessed as part of your coursework in which you created them. Following the University of Tennessee Graduate School requirements, three faculty will review your portfolio as a committee. This committee will use the rubric linked to this site as a guide for their assessment.
The required areas in your portfolio include:
- Theoretical knowledge in the field,
- Learning environments design,
- Collaborative leader in the field,
- Ethical practice, and
- Assessment and evaluation.
Last Updated October 15, 2015