Welcoming Tiffany Marra as Seelio’s Vice President of Academics

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Tiffany Marra to the Seelio team. Tiffany is joining us as Vice President of Academics and will be leading our Educational Services team, advising on portfolio curricula and outcomes in higher education for our university partners.

Before joining us, she was an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Michigan-Dearborn teaching in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services; directing the Women in Learning and Leadership program (WILL); and overseeing the Hub for Teaching and Learning Resources as its managing director. In her role in the Hub, she served as a consultant to faculty, helping them consider pedagogical and technological solutions to meet their teaching and learning goals.

Tiffany’s particular area of focus is helping programs, departments, and units develop online portfolio models that encourage learners to reflect on their learning and growth over time and across contexts.  She has undertaken research to examine how curriculum shapes learner’s perceptions of self and expectations of success, specifically in their ability to transfer knowledge and skills across contexts. Prior to working at UM-Dearborn, she worked at the Ann Arbor campus for 10 years in various roles, including guiding the MPortfolio initiative and managing SmartGirl.org for the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

We’re thrilled to have Tiffany join our all-star team and look forward to the great work we’ll be able to accomplish for students and their universities!

Want to join us in making a difference for students? We’re hiring! Check out our open positions here: seelio.com/about-us.

Join us at the AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference!

We’re getting excited for the AAEEBL 2014 Annual Conference on Engaged Learning and ePortfolios: Advancing Learning-Centered Cultures in a Multi-Modal Age.

On 7/29 we’ll be co-presenting two workshops with our partners at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work and the University of Toledo about how we’re working together on learner-centered approaches to portfolios. You can find more information about the workshops below. We hope to see you there!

JULY 29, 2014

8:30AM-9:20AM: FS: TA5 Building Adaptive Expertise: Exploring ways to integrate learning and enhance social work professional development with Dr. Mary Ruffolo and Megan Sims-Fujita from the University of Michigan School of Social Work

This session will engage participants in examining how one social work school developed a web-based capstone course that promoted integrative learning strategies and peer-to-peer collaborations in the development of professional portfolios.  During the session, participants will have an opportunity to join the Seelio online portfolio platform and engage in small group exercises that illustrate how students uncover tacit knowledge and build adaptive expertise.

3:00PM-3:50PM: PD: TP23A A New Approach to Experiential Learning: How The University of Toledo Combines ePortfolios with Other Technology Tools for Students’ Professional Development with Lawrence Burns, Vice President of External Affairs at the University of Toledo

In this session, the University of Toledo will share how it is embracing technology to create a classroom environment of the future that supports engaged learning  and career preparedness. Detailing the use of a new showcase ePortfolio technology &  the “flipped classroom” concept, presenters will explain the process of how the University is engaging students in experiential learning in a way that enhances the value of a degree & prepares students for their future.

 If you’d like to meet with us while we’re there, contact us at educators@seelio.com!


Melissa Shares About How to Use a Portfolio to Get Hired

We are excited to introduce you to Melissa Stoker, an inspirational leader and a confident go-getter. She recently graduated from Towson University with a BA in International Studies and minors in Chinese Language and Culture, Business, Communication and Liberal Arts. Hear from Melissa about her experience building a portfolio and how sharing it helped her land her job!

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