Lecture On Electronic Portfolios and Virtual Classrooms

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095
University & Community Relations
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
University & Community Relations
Posted: Oct 5, 2001

Paul Gathercoal, associate professor and director of the Educational Technology Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction at the California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, will be presenting a lecture on "Electronic Portfolios and Virtual Classrooms." The lecture, which will demonstrate how an electronic portfolio system can enhance student teachers professional development, is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, at 7 p.m. at the Architecture Auditorium on the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa campus. It is free and open to the public.

An additional workshop will be conducted by Gathercoal on Friday, October 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at UH Manoa‘s Wist Hall 130.

Gathercoal is the selected speaker in a lecture series funded by a gift from Carl and Alice Daeufer in collaboration with the College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and the University of Hawaiʻi Professional Assembly. This lecture, which is tied to Standards for the Teaching Profession, will show how faculty and students use a web-based portfolio system to bring greater clarity to assessment and accountability of all teacher candidates.

Gathercoal has authored numerous articles on technology and its effects on society and individuals. He is currently directing California Lutheran University's $1.02-million federally funded Preparing Tomorrow Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant, "Magnetic Connections," which provides teacher preparation students an electronic portfolio system as well as a virtual environment for online seminars.