Kapi'olani Information Technology Emphasis (KITE) • Learning Outcomes Assessment (LOA)

KITE-LOA Course WebFolio Sample

Kapi'olani Community College University of Hawai'i 4303 Diamond Head Road Honolulu, Hawaii

 

English 250WI American Literature
Professor Judith Kirkpatrick

Learning Outcomes Demonstrated
in a Student WebFolio of their Courswork

College Comptencies  1) Written Communication #s 1, 3,4,5,6,7,8
English 250WI Course Competencies Designed to Fulfill College Competency in Written Communication:
*Demonstrate knowledge of some major American playwrights, short story authors, and poets.
*Write short responses and longer critical and imaginative papers on different literary problems related to American literature.

College Comptencies  2) Critical Thinking #s 2,3,4,7,8,9
English 250WI Course Competencies Designed to Fulfill College Competency in Critical Thinking:
* Use the basic concepts and terminology special to literary analysis.
* Demonstrate the ability to examine and analyze characters, setting, structure, and theme of the works read.

College Comptencies  3) Information Retrieval and Technology #s1,4,5
English 250WI Course Competencies Designed to Fulfill College Competency in Critical Thinking:
* Examine a work of literature from various vantage points.
* Recognize the need for literary evidence to support opinions and ideas regarding a literary work.

College Comptencies  4) Understanding Self and Community #s2,5
English 250WI Course Competencies Designed to Fulfill College Competency in Understanding Self and Community:
* Consider a work of literature as a reflection of its cultural milieu.
* Show sensitivity to language and literary devices that authors use in literature.

WebFolio Assignment Criteria
1. Visual Image and Analysis: Well-chosen visuals compliment your choice of lines of literature from your Annotated Bibliography of fiction and poetry, written by authors in your cultural milieu group, and are clearly displayed. Your analysis demonstrates deep understanding and thoughtful reflection on the author's techniques, subject matter, and style. The texts' sources are also easy to identify.
2. Documentation of Texts: Each piece of literature is well explained in the text and documented in MLA style in the Works Cited. MLA Style and clear citation, both in the body of the paper and in the Works Cited, makes the flow of the project easy to follow.
3. Documentation of Visuals: Each visual is well explained and documented in the text and in the Works Cited in MLA style. MLA Style and clear citation, both in the body of the paper and in the Works Cited, makes the flow of the project easy to follow.
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Visual Texts and Analysis: Well-chosen lines of literature, from your Annotated Bibliography of authors in your cultural milieu group, represent visual images from your readings. Your analysis demonstrates deep understanding and thoughtful reflection on each author's techniques, subject matter, and style. The texts' sources are also easy to identify.

Two Webfolios Fall 2004 with Student Reflections

Fall 2004 Lisa McDown's WebFolio Project on Native American Oral Literature

Lisa McDown, English 250, Project Reflection

Fall 2004 Vickie Green's WebFolio Project on American Military Nurses Who Were Writers

Vickie Green , English 250, Project Reflection

"Wow! This project has been, and continues to be, a work in progress. The journey has been amazing. Step by step, we have inched our way closer to the final project and now bringing it all together has been exciting. If I was to be graded on the visual project today, it would be a very low grade. The process of getting what is envisioned in my mind into HTML… quite a challenge! However, little by little, I am getting there. By the end of the weekend, I will have all fifteen images and texts posted.

Of course, you can't see what I have in my mind… but if you could… oh boy! I started in one direction, sort of a haphazard posting of the text and image. The reason for this is I was going from the list of texts I chose for the second stage. Then, thinking I had to use the pictures I found, I was having difficulty putting them in an order that made sense. It seemed so random… then, I woke up at three a.m. with an epiphany! A true epiphany… in fact, I almost called the title page “My Epiphany.” So, what probably won't come out on the website because of my very limited skills is this… I was/am trying to intertwine the connection between the seasons and the lives of the Native Americans; the nature, earth and life bond or link.

I am starting out with the spring; the beginning of life and how it relates or is similar to the birth of a child. Then summer, it being the next stage in seasons and life. There is so much to learn. Hopefully, after all of the seasons and stages of life have been covered and return to the new, the idea that an old Indian man will never die as long is he is living through his children and his children's children, it will make sense. I have the pictures, I have the text on paper. My mind sees what I want on the website but the codes, the darn codes! I should have taken a class in computer codes before because it is really fun and each time I learn something new it is exciting.

I have over fifteen images, so I will be limiting myself, but will have 15. I will have everything posted by Sunday evening and then… after finals, I may even jump back in and learn some new codes! Then I can polish, polish, and repolish! So… can I get graded on what's in my brain????"

"My final visual text is still a work-in-progress for two reasons: format and content (yes, entire project). I am using FrontPage for the main layout and it is a bit challenging to move everything over into folio since many subfolders are created. You have to zip it all in, then zip sub folders into parent directory and unzip again. Then delete duplicate files…

I am still contemplating my visual text layout. Option 1: FrontPage offers some options for photo galleries however there is limited space to write without scrolling down the page once posted. Option 2: I am also creating a PowerPoint, so I will just have to see which one works best for my final selections. Space constraint is a problem for me, in presenting the images and text together in one view for the reader. I like how Maire pulled hers together. Option 3: Leave it in a web page format with links or simply scrolling. Hmm. More than you wanted to know, I'm sure.

I am also working on final image selections. It has been difficult to find good representative photos of Nurses from the Civil and Vietnam wars that. Since many of the photos are of what they see or feel, the photos are not of nurses themselves. This has been a great learning experience for me.

Just a side note: As I grow older, I understand how involuntarily sheltered we are as citizens with respect to wartime media, and also how constrained our media is in presenting the truth back to us. I know nobody wants to see bodies blown up and people dying by the hundreds every day, but that is the truth. It makes me feel really sad that the enlisted have to go through so much and then come back to such a “nicey” society and just try to go on. My generation especially has been sheltered. I'm really glad I have been able to get a better insight into their reality.

My goal is to present a project(s) that reflects not only an appropriate representation of my milieu, but also shows my desire to learn about the cultural aspects of the milieu. Most of my writings are factual in nature, therefore I can supplement my reading through the verification of historical facts. I have put a lot of extra research into my milieu history so that I have an understanding of the period, not just the author. I wanted to know what provoked them. From the Civil War for example, if my author says, men were strewn across the battlefield, I try to picture that image. If I go to the history books and find that at times 15-30,000 men died in a single battle, I can then more accurately visualize the author's reality. With little technical knowledge or transportation to render assistance, I can then gain the true feelings of the strength needed to be a nurse in those situations. Add to that unsanitary conditions, little anesthesia and a typhoid epidemic and the image becomes even clearer.

If I had more time, I would have read more texts. I have struggled to retain the scope of my project to a manageable task. I have studied two periods, the Civil and Vietnam wars. The world wars are a big missing piece, and at times I feel like I am not giving that era justice, since it was a very important time for American Military Nurses, this is when the really began flying and working internationally. I think it is interesting to provide a contrast of the 100 year period in between, and that has been my focus to keep the scope manageable.

If I had more time, I would study the analysis phase more. I feel like we have spent a lot of time reading and providing our own analysis, but I need to practice analysis from a more structured perspective, to gain a broader perspective of the work. "

Please email Judi Kirkpatrick if you have other student developed course webfolios for submission to this exhibition page.