MSET Exit Portfolio Guidelines
The MSET Exit Portfolio is the final product of your work as a student in the MSET program. The portfolio should cause you to reflect on what course and project experiences are useful and how they are applicable to your professional work. It is an opportunity for you to display your progress over the course of the program. It will also be used as a tool for presentations to coworkers, employers, and future employers. The portfolio is also important to our program as dynamic documents, which can be used to determine the quality of the program.
There are two primary expecatations associated with the MSET Exit Portfolio. First, you will create a web-based portfolio. Second, you will deliver a 25-30 minute presentation to MSET faculty members.
You are required to construct a web-based portfolio that exhibits key elements of your work and demonstrates your technical skills in developing a web site. The specifics about what should be included on your portfolio are listed in the Key Elements section below. Here are some examples from other MSET graduates:
You will provide a 25-30 minute presentation of your portfolio that highlights your philosophy professional technology application for student learning, accomplishments, and/or significant products. This presentation may be made via interactive video (Google Hangout or Skype) or on site at the DSU campus. The review team then has up to 15 minutes to ask for clarifications to your presentation, or to ask you questions on your course products, personal learning, or portfolio.
The presentation itself should not be a tour of your portfolio. The review committee will have thoroughly reviewed your portfolio and will be familiar with its content. The presentation is your chance to highlight your key learning and projects and be reflective about how they are professionally developmental. In that case, you will only be pointing us to selected parts of your portfolio.
3. Key Elements
There are several key pieces of your portfolio that must be included. They are as follows:
a. Biographical information, about a paragraph or two of your previous professional experiences and background, personal hobbies, interests, etc.
b. A philosophy statement introduces your beliefs regarding technology’s role in teaching and learning. Include information that indicates how that philosophy might have changed during the course of the program. And/or how course experiences may have reinforced your beliefs. Indicate how your experience in the program guides your approach to developing learners.
c. Several (3-4) key themes should be developed as an organizing framework for your portfolioproducts. These themes should be reflection of your philosophy. The themes should also exemplify at least some of the Goals and Objectives of the program.
d. Selected products that you’ve developed as a part of MSET courses and projects located under your organizing themes. With each item in your portfolio, identify the following:
i. The course in which it was developed
ii. A very brief description of the project
iii. How you professionally use, or intend to use, the product, or the skills developed in creating the product
iv. The program objectives that the project addresses.
4. Submission Process
The portfolio review takes place on a semester basis, generally 1-2 weeks before the end of the semester. Your completed portfolio must be submitted at the designated time before the designated review date. You will be given a time to appear before the portfolio review panel to introduce your portfolio and field questions from the review panel. You are invited to observe the other presentations if you like.
You will be evaluated on the quality of your portfolio and presentation. Your philosophy, themes and product descriptions are expected to be clear and direct. The review committee will use this rubric in the evaluation of your portfolio. If your portfolio receives an unacceptable rating, you will have two weeks to resubmit. If under expedited review the suggested revisions to the portfolio are made, you will receive your graduation diploma.