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USC Connect Forum

March 6, 2013

View the Spring 2013 USC Connect Forum video online (requires Quicktime). If you can't see the video, download the Quicktime plugin.


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  • Student panel: Brewer Eberly describes the value of e-portfolios in learning to tell your story.
  • Davontae Singleton talks about the value of USC Connect and e-portfolios throughout one’s college career.
  • Chloe Lilliard describes how she is making connections between her courses and future goals.
  • Charlotte Wertz gives an example of learning to reflect in more in-depth ways.
  • Davis Moore discusses e-portfolios as a tool to integrate within and beyond the classroom experiences.
  • Jordan Goff talks about her e-portfolio experience in UNIV 101.
  • Faculty member Sara Corwin talks about helping students learn to reflect.
  • Vice President Dennis Pruitt asks students to talk about their growth in becoming lifelong learners.
  • Vice Provost Helen Doerpinghaus suggests a contest to rename e-portfolios.
  • Executive Director Irma Van Scoy provides an update on USC Connect.
Highlights from the Event

Highlights from the event are at the following time intervals in the video:

Minute Highlight
0:00 Helen Doerpinghaus, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
2:15 Michael Amirdis, Provost
5:20 Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director, USC Connect
Update on USC Connect
  Student presentations and comments
17:17 Jordan Goff, Early Childhood Education, on learning by creating an e-portfolio in U101
22:00 Chloe Lilliard, Public Health, tailoring the e-portfolio to career interests
27:45 Davis Moore, Senior, Public Health, integrating course work-beyond the classroom experiences through portfolios
33:35 Charlotte Wertz, Senior, Public Health, the importance of reflection
39:28 Brewer Eberly, Senior, Biology, value of e-portfolios in learning to tell your story
41:18 Davontae Singleton, Sophomore, English, value of USC Connect and e-portfolios during college career and beyond
46:17 Questions and Answers
46:53 Helen Doerpinghaus: Davis, can you talk more about the graphic images for your e-portfolio?
Student Response: Davis Moore
49:01 Helen Doerpinghaus: How do we teach reflection?
Faculty Response:
  • Sara Corwin, Faculty member, Public Health
  • Cara Montgomery, Faculty member, Public Health
55:15 Dennis Pruitt (Vice President, Student Affairs): Are you more skilled in doing self-reflection and deeper thinking as a lifelong learner [through your work in reflection and e-portfolios]?
Student Response: Chloe Lilliard, Davontae Singleton, Brewer Eberly, Charlotte Wertz
1:02:43 Kim McMahon (Director, Campus Life): What are your recommendations for us to help people find the value [of e-portfolios] outside of course requirements?
Student Response: Jordan Goff, Chloe Lilliard, Charlotte Wertz, Davontae Singleton, Brewer Eberly
1:10:50 Irma Van Scoy: Comments on technology and invitation for students to comment
Student response: Chloe Lilliard, Jordon Goff
1:14:26 Irma Van Scoy: E-portfolio sessions at Discovery Day
1:17:12 Dan Friedman (Director, U101) and recognition of students
1:18:28 Helen Doerpinghaus: Conclusions


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