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Emily has set a program standard with her base camp that is rarely demonstrated by other ILT students. Setting aside for the moment her keen aesthetic eye and organizational detail, she has created a seamless information ecosystem that easily conveys her fluid mastery of social media tools and platforms. From her embedded blog, to Instagram gallery, to professional portolio, Emily’s base camp is a comprehensive and compelling demonstration of her successful participation in our ILT program. It is clear that she draws heavily upon multiple influences beyond traditional academic theories and design practices, most notably her professional responsibilities as a marketer and media producer, as well as her passion for photography (which adds a truly distinctive aesthetic element). Her mastery of program competencies is also demonstrated through her reflection and rationale document, which clearly documents changes over time, and makes a logical case for how design decisions progressed. I also commend Emily for highlighting ILT-related affinity spaces, such as Pedago.me and her work as a TechTA. Bravo, Emily.

-The School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver

My academic portfolio encompasses the following ILT Competencies that form the vision for my master’s program in Information and Learning Technologies at the University of Colorado Denver. They are based on professional standards of Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®).

  1. Reflective practice. Adopt a critical stance toward your work, promoting effective practice and responsible use of technology.
  2. Technology. Become competent and confident in the use of various tools and technologies, related to learning, communication, and making things.
  3. Learning and instruction. Draw on learning and instructional theory, create instruction with well-aligned outcomes, activities, and assessments.
  4. Creative and social media. Demonstrate proficiency with tools, platforms, and environments in the creation of media resources for learning and knowledge construction.
  5. Inquiry and Change. Engage in systematic processes of inquiry and change.
  6. Professional learning and leadership. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and leadership within the profession.

Click on the images below to view my work completed thus far in my program:

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