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Introduction to OSP Pre-Conference Workshop

Speakers: This 1/2-day session will be led by a diverse group of panelists from Universiteit van Amsterdam, University of Michigan, Indiana University, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, and Portland State University as well representatives from portfolio4u, The rSmart Group, and SingleMind Consulting, including:

  • Nate Angell, Portland State University/SingleMind Consulting
  • Tony Camilli, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
  • Jim Doherty, portfolio4u
  • Bret Eynon, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
  • John Gosney, Indiana University
  • Anne-Berit Harmsen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Susan Kahn, Indiana University
  • William Linder, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
  • Wende Morgaine, Portland State University/SingleMind Consulting
  • Melissa Peet, University of Michigan
  • Hannah Reeves, The rSmart Group
  • Bas Toeter, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Marij Veugelers, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Session Abstract

Explore the varied uses of portfolios (from institutional assessment to achieving learning goals to personal presentations), recieve a tour of several OSP implementations, and gain a detailed overview of the functionality of each component of OSP. The session will begin with an overview of the goals and motivations universities have for using portfolios, and include examples of different types of portfolios implemented at various institutions.

The session will also provide a roadmap for the rest of the OSP conference sessions to help participants make the best use of their time during the conference.



  • 1:40 Introduction
    • 1:40 Introductions
    • 1:50 History and Background (Wende Morgaine, SingleMind Consulting/Portland State University)
    • 2:00 The Eport Mindset and How the Pedagogical and Technology Merge (John Gosney, Indiana University)
  • 2:10 Overview
    • 2:10 What is an Eportfolio/Types of Portfolios (assessment, learning, personal presentation) (John Gosney, Indiana University)
    • 2:20 Instance/Demos (Pattern of Presentation = 1) Example of Institutional Need, 2) How Built, 3) Lessons Learned)
    • 2:20 portfolio4u
    • 2:35 University of Amsterdam
    • 2:50 Indiana University
  • 3:05 Break
    • 3:20 University of Michigan
    • 3:35 LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
    • 3:50 Tools (Hannah Reeves, the rSmart Group)
    • 4:05 Small group break out to discuss who each participant will use eportfolios at their institution
  • 4:35 Implementation
    • 4:35 Strategies/Roles (Marij Veugelers, University of Amsterdam)
    • 4:40 Panel
  • 5:10 Community Involvement
    • 5:10 Where is OSP at (2.4 improvements and 2.5 plans) (Melissa Peet, University of Michigan)
    • 5:25 Community Library and Online Resources (Nate Angell, Portland State University, SingleMind Consulting)

Presentation Materials

  • Session leaders are encouraged to post their presentation materials as Attachments to this Page. (See Attachments tab above.)


  • Session leaders are encouraged to post their podcasts on the main Amsterdam Podcasts page (a central repository of podcasts) and may also choose to link to them from their session page. See the main Amsterdam conference wiki page for more details.

Additional Information

  • Session leaders are also encouraged to appoint a session convener, a podcast recorder and/or a note-taker and post the minutes of their session on a Page (see Add Page link near top-right.)
  • Participants and Session Leaders are encouraged to post Comments (see Comment form below) or create additional Pages as needed to facilitate collaboration (see Add Page link near top-right.)
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