In episode 92, Stacey interviews Elena Mangione-Lora from the University of Notre Dame about her work using meta-reflection and ePortfolios as a final assessment. Elena discusses why and how she made the transition to portfolio assessment. She also shares some of the scholarship she consulted and the data she collected during implementation. 

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Show Notes

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As a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame since 1998, Elena Mangione-Lora is an associate teaching professor of Spanish, specializing in intermediate and advanced language and culture courses. She has developed courses in translation theory and practice, Mexican history and culture, the Latin American telenovela, and others that explore Spanish-language music, history, culture and literature. Professor Mangione-Lora’s pedagogical interests include engaged learning, technology in new language acquisition – especially the ePortfolio, writing pedagogy and multi-media literacy. In April 2003, Professor Mangione-Lora received a Kaneb Teaching Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to undergraduate education.

Examples of student e-portfolios…

…Link to Louise Medina Bengtsson’s public portfolio (200 level Conversation and Writing course):

…Link to Erin Albertini’s public e-portfolio. (300 level, 2 community-based learning courses):

Links to uploaded PowerPoint presentations…

Get it Together: the ePortolio as a Gallery of Student Work

Flipped Finals: Assessment as Learning via Culminating ePortfolios

If you’re interested in assessment, these past episodes may be of interest to you…

Episode 65: Preparing Students for Tests with Savas Savides and Dongbing Zhang

…Episode 64: Teachers’ Perspectives on the Seal of Biliteracy with Melanie Thomas and Pat DiPillo

Episode 36: A Departmental Shift to IPA-based Units with Rich Madel

Episode 34: Assessments, Affect, and Proficiency Goals with Raul Rosales

Episode 25: Responding to a Listener Comment on Tests

Episode 23: Performance Assessment, Can Dos, and ACTFL resources with Paul Sandrock


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