Capstone

capstone-199x300The School of Information Sciences allows students to choose one of three options for their capstone experience for graduation: take a comprehensive exam, write a thesis, or prepare an ePortfolio. I have chosen to prepare an ePortfolio, because of the opportunity it offers for growth, self-reflection, self-evaluation, and showcasing of accomplishments. ePortfolio focuses on both the process of learning and the outcomes of the learning.

Per the ePortfolio Guide, approved by the SIS faculty on May 9, 2012, the ePortfolio consists of four main parts (click on the links to be brought to that page):

  • Reflective Summary
    • Introduce the student’s learning goals, outcomes, and achievements in the program that support professional goals.
  • Integration of Core Knowledge of the Field of Information Sciences
    • Articulate and synthesize three essential concepts and/or theories fundamental to the profession.
    • Apply the above articulated concepts and theories to real-world situations.
  • Highlight of Personal Experiences
    • Showcase and reflect on four different educational and/or professional products created by the student.
    • Demonstrate mastering of five competences defined by the relevant professional associations in library and information sciences.
  • Future Projection
    • Conclude with a statement on how to further professional growth and career development.
    • Include a professional resume or curriculum vita.