First Advisor

Candyce Reynolds

Term of Graduation

Spring 2021

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership: Postsecondary Education


Educational Leadership




Higher education -- Effect of technological innovations on, Electronic portfolios in education, Internet in higher education, College freshmen -- Attitudes



Physical Description

1 online resource (vi, 126 pages)


This multi paper format dissertation contains three separate but related papers. The three papers focus on the Diffusion of Innovation (Moore, 2014) through investigations of technological advances on a university campus. Each of the three papers highlights the work of faculty and staff who received internal university grant funding aimed at increasing innovation in technology use. The first paper covers a program built to address academic integrity issues through the regular and highly structured use of small group video conferencing as a requirement for all courses. The second paper recounts the process of creating an ePortfolio culture on campus through platform selection and implementation, and includes the pedagogical challenges to disseminating ePortfolio practice, campus wide initiatives to support innovative practice, platform procurement processes, implementation strategies, and lessons learned along the way. The final paper in this series is a point-in-time, qualitative research study to describe first-year students' experiences across three cohorts who participated in a high impact practices by completing a physical on-campus 'Campus Equity Walkthrough Evaluation' of Portland State University over a three period of time.


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