Beth Gordon

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Beth Gordon

Dr. Beth Gordonis the Executive Director for Academic Technology and the Co-Director of ePortfolios at Pace University.  She is also an adjunct instructor who has designed and taught face-to-face, blended and online courses in English, Communications and Psychology.  In these roles, Beth assists faculty with the pedagogical issues involved in using technology to enhance instruction.  She also advises the CIO and the faculty on all issues related to technology, including faculty development, purchases, strategic planning, and assessment.  

Beth has been an ePortfolio enthusiast for the past ten years and is co-directing the University’s ePortfolio initiative, with the support of two grants including Thinkfinity and LaGuardia Community College’s Connect to Learn Grant.  From 2004-2007, Beth was the Primary Investigator for the National Science Foundation Grant, Enhancing the Mathematical Foundation of Students through Online Course Modules

During the recent years Beth has led faculty workshops on a variety of topics: Online Teaching, Creating Electronic Portfolios, Understanding Web 2.0 tools, and Preventing Plagiarism with Turnitin.com.  She has also facilitated teaching circles on Blended Learning and ePortfolios and has been invited to give numerous presentations at national conferences and other institutions.  This year Beth is teaching an online graduate course on the practical, ethical and legal issues of using Web 2.0 to support Mental Health Counseling. Beth also recently co-authored a chapter in Teaching Inclusively in Higher Education, titled “The Technological Age of Teaching.” 

Beth earned her BA in Literature from Binghamton University, her MA in English Education from SUNY–Albany, and her PhD in Educational Technology from Walden University.

 

 

 

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While I'm not officially a student, I'm always in student mode anxious to learn more and lately I've been learning a lot about ePortfolios - even though I've been using them and helping others to use them for the past 10 years.  In my first career, I was a high school English teacher and it was during my teaching days where I first became excited about the possibilities when teaching with technology.  My students would write more and write better if I brought them to a computer lab.  They would edit their writing more carefully and be more willing to read and respond to their peers if they could do it in the lab. 

I feel as if something similar is happening with the ePortfolio movement - (Bret Eynon from LaGuardia CC called this a movement so I will too).  Students seem more eager to collect, select and reflect if they can do it electronically. After all, they are facebooking, texting and twittering in their social lives so why shouldn't they be able to do something similar in their academic/professional lives? 

I'm thrilled to be a part of this ePortfolio movement at Pace.  Linda Anstendig and I are sincere ePortfolio believers and together we have been working with more and more faculty, staff and students who share in this belief. We have also been learning from our colleagues from other institutions who are sharing this similar journey - helping students to create engaging and thoughtful educational passports of their very own. 

 

 

Click to read my interview in the Fall 2011 issue of Pace Magazine.

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Vidit Chaudhary
21 July 2013, 10:48 AM

I enjoyed reading your Intro Page. Gave me a good insgiht of you as a human and your thoughts. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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