S2 E19 - Empowering Students to Be In Control of Their Learning (Part 1) - Patty Goodman Hayward

Patty Goodman Hayward is the Associate Teaching Professor of two graduate programs at Northeastern University: Corporate and Organizational Communication and Human Resource Management. In this Digication Scholars Conversation, Patty and host, Kelly Driscoll, discuss implementing ePortfolio in these two programs, and the variety of approaches that students in each program bring to their ePortfolios. As Patty shares, these differences in approach are indicative of diverse talents and perspectives which must be taken into consideration when assigning and evaluating student ePortfolios. “I think it's very important, especially in the adult learning process, that the learner should be in control of what it is that they're learning, and then how they're going to actually demonstrate and show that they've learned it..” Patty recounts the process of first introducing ePortfolios on campus, and how student work groups were used to gather feedback along the way in order to create a learner centered approach. As Patty explains, the relationships formed in these student work groups have continued to prove fruitful. One student, in particular became her collaborator on a conference presentation which has since grown into a book Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers [https://www.igi-global.com/book/women-community-leaders-their-impact/282683] that they are co-editing.  Patty Goodman Hayward, Sahar Abdul Rehman and Zirui (Linda) Yan are finalizing close to 60 chapters of amazing stories from authors around the world telling about change agents and their powerful impacts on cultural transformation. Expected publication date is March 1, 2022.

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