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Telling a Digital Story with ePortfolios

Jan. 22, 2014

Telling a Digital Story with ePortfolios

By Kevin Kula | January 14, 2014

Tim Rhodus, a professor from the Department of Horticulture & Crop Science here at OSU, discusses using ePortfolio assignments in his course to help students acquire skills in digital storytelling. Creation and interaction serve as the building blocks for the project and students utilize iPads and the Evernote app to share internship, volunteerism, and presentation experiences with classmates as they bolster their resumes. 100% of his funding has come from student registration in a distance ed program that Tim runs in collaboration with his colleague Dr. Karl Danneberger, Professor of Turfgrass Science. Since November 2011, Tim has put more than $22,000 into purchasing iPads and related technology for use in his classes. We are excited to feature this great example of collaborative teaching and learning—as well as creative funding—that is happening here at Ohio State.