Alex Ambrose

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Contact Information

ambrose_web G. Alex Ambrose
Concurrent Associate Professional Specialist
350 DeBartolo Hall
574.631.8715
gambrose@nd.edu
http://www.gAlexAmbrose.com

Department/affiliation

Interdisciplinary Minor in Education, Schooling, and Society

Degrees

Ph.D., Computing Technology in Education
Nova Southeastern University, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Ed. S., Computing Technology in Education
Nova Southeastern University, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

M.A., Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2003)

B.A., Developmental Psychology
Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2002)

Research interests

Next-Generation Assessment, ePortfolio, Digital Badges Learning Analytics, Educational Data Mining, Digital & Social Pedagogy, Creativity & Innovation, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Instructional Design & Technology, Academic Advising, Assessment, Accreditation, Accountability, Strategic Planning, Faculty Development, Student Engagement, High Achieving Minority Students, Underserved and Underrepresented Students, At-Risk Students, Probation Students, Digital Teaching & Learning, Online & Distance Education

Honors/awards

Concurrent Associate Professional Specialist, College of Arts & Letters: Education, Schooling, and Society Program

Campus Technology Innovator Award Announcement. "Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning" (2015)
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/29/pairing-e-portfolios-with-badges-to-document-informal-learning.aspx?m=1

Select publications

Ambrose, G. Alex & Chen, Helen L. (forthcoming, 2015), “360° Folio Networking: Enhancing Advising Interactions and Expanding Mentoring Opportunities with ePortfolios.” Theory Into Practice (TIP) Journal: “Changing Landscapes: The impact of ePortfolios on Teaching and Learning.”


Aguiar, E., Ambrose, G. A., Chawla, N. V., Goodrich, V., & Brockman, J. (2014). Engagement vs Performance: Using Electronic Portfolios to Predict First Semester Engineering Student Retention. Journal of Learning Analytics, 1 (3) 7-33.

Nwanganga, Frederick, Aguiar, Everaldo, Ambrose, G. Alex, Goodrich, Victoria, Chawla, Nitesh. (2015) "Qualitatively Exploring Electronic Portfolios: A Text Mining Approach to Measuring Student Emotion as an Early Warning Indicator." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge.

Goodrich, Victoria, Aguiar, Everaldo.,Ambrose, G. Alex., McWilliams, Leo, Brockman, Jay, & Chawla, Nitesh. (2014) “Integration of ePortfolios into First-Year Experience Engineering Course for Measuring Student Engagement” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference. [Runner up Best Conference Paper]

Ambrose, G. Alex, Martin, Holly, Page, Hugh (2014) “Linking Advising and ePortfolios for Engagement: Design, Evolution, Assessment, & University Wide Implementation” AAC&U Peer Review Winter 2014, Vol. 16.

Aguiar, E., Chawla, N. V., Brockman, J., Ambrose, G. A., & Goodrich, V. (2014). Engagement vs Performance: Using Electronic Portfolios to Predict First Semester Engineering Student Retention. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge. Pages 103-112. [Runner Up for Best Paper]

Ambrose, G. Alex (2013) Advising ePortfolios to Improve First-Generation Student Engagement in Higher Education (Doctoral dissertation, Nova Southeastern University). Retrieved from ProQuest/UM

Ambrose, G. Alex, & Williamson Ambrose, L. (2013). The Blended Advising Model: Transforming Advising with ePortfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), 3(1), 75-89.

Ambrose, G. Alex (2010) "E-Portfolios: A Nested Assessment Strategy for Accreditation and Accountability,” Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems (JIDS), Volume 24, No. 1, p. 24-29

Bio

G. Alex Ambrose serves as Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of ePortfolio Assessment in the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame. He holds the rank of Associate Special Professional Faculty with a concurrent appointment in the Education, Schooling, and Society Department, and he is a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. As a Digital Learning Research Scientist, his research focuses on next-generation assessment, including ePortfolios, digital badges, and learning analytics.

Ambrose's work has been published in a range of academic and technology-based journals and has earned him the 2015 Campus Technology Innovator Award as well as recognition by Google, IBM, USAID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates and National Science Foundations. He comes with over a decade of teaching experience ranging from diverse suburban and inner-city Blue Ribbon elementary schools to higher education institutions in private, state, and community colleges—face-to-face, fully online, and hybrid. He regularly serves as an educational developer, consultant, and evaluator for grants, programs, and universities.

To learn more about ePortfolios on campus, visit ePortfolio.nd.edu. To connect or collaborate with Alex, visit his professional ePortfolio at: www.gAlexAmbrose.com.