S2 E34 Leading ePortfolio at Scale with Empathy in a Large Research Institution - Kate LaBore

(Part 1 of 2) Kate LaBore is the Technology and Media Professional in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In this Digication Scholars Conversation, Kate and Digication CEO Jeff Yan discuss the challenges of implementing ePortfolio at scale in a large research institution, and the importance of integrating ePortfolio with the campus Learning Management System. While acknowledging the difficulty of promoting awareness of ePortfolio and other high impact practices among instructors, Kate, emphasizes the excitement of finding instructors that “get” ePortfolio, and stresses the potential for these instructors to lead their colleagues to a deeper level of understanding of the pedagogy. The conversation concludes with an in-depth discussion on the importance of creating accessible content and resources for students. “It’s empathy. It's being able to see the world through the eyes of someone who has a different way of being in the world than you do.”
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