Miranda Forbes wins grant from the Office of Student ResearchOctober 13, 2021
Congratulations to Miranda Forbes (BA Spanish; BS Linguistics ’21, Spanish MAE ’23) for winning a $750 grant from the Office of Student Research. Her Grant-in-Aid-of-Student-Research (GIASR) will examine the benefits of implementing digital portfolios in the writing enhanced (Spanish) classroom. Research demonstrates that electronic portfolios can be used as educational tools by instructors for informal assessments and as a way to provide documentation of student learning and progress. In addition, e-portfolios allow students to be able to observe their growth over time in a paperless manner easily accessible in today’s digital world.
Upon the conclusion of her project, Miranda will present her findings at the Student Research Conference and lead two professional development opportunities for the CML and Education departments regarding the pedagogical benefits derived from the use of digital portfolios, as well as share the results of students’ qualitative statements regarding their experiences in the Spring.
#BULLDOGS DO RESEARCH!!