ePortfolio – a Comprehensive View?Switch SIG-ePortfolio, December 8, 2011Andy Hediger, Institute for Research in Open-, Distance- and eLearning (IFeL)
While preparing for today’s meeting,we always had the idea to introduce a portfolio course.We will do that… with a little detour.
As I was looking for a starting point, a colleague has foundfor me the announcement of an ePortfolio-Workshop (February 2009):It was cancelled because of lack of interest.
What learning objectives did they have? how to use an ePortfolio in instruction know the differences of various kinds of ePortfolios start an ePortfolio with the LMS xyz I was considering this.
These points caught my attention:1. we tend to think as «teachers /students» about ePortfolio work how to use an ePortfolio in instruction2. we tend to discuss differences, know the differences of various kinds of ePortfolios not concepts in common start an ePortfolio with the LMS xyz3. we tend to picture something like an LMS around ePortfolios
These points caught my attention:1. we tend to think as «teachers / students» about ePortfolio workI remembered how we startedan ePortfolio modulefor social work students in 2007.Problem:they had to do it from scratchand only for that module. Screenshot: moodle.fhnw.ch, 2007
The approach was notcomprehensive.Individual students (and teachers)usually don’t succeed inimplementing portfolio work. Screenshot: moodle.fhnw.ch, 2007
It was only one method,chosen for one curriculum goal.So: individual module, teacher,students and method(and a gap in ICT skills) Screenshot: moodle.fhnw.ch, 2007
… and I was doing it again:trying to write a coursefor portfolio work all alone and– with too little time Screenshot: Draft of ePortfolio-Course at FFHS
… with too little time, but with Alice:all sequences will have a model inAlice’s work on her learning portfolioabout her adventures in wonderland From within a PDF on http://www.oriental-art.it/bc/etichette.htm
Learning Objectives Know the concepts build a feeling of trust, achievement and positive valueNo bad ideas though ;) feedback-culture talk with coaches and peers for orientation and guidance individualise learning steps Realize a sequence of portfolio work collect and choose (scan, cut, copy, decide on detail, format…) publish and communicate (write, comment, create & design, publish, define views/public, get feedback, post to forums) reflect (take time to think, compare against similar/others) assess (compare against grid of skills, consider and evaluate the achievement, talk to others/coaches, get orientation) Consider portability test early with a small amount of materials evaluate possible future stages
… but like a good teacher,I was acting individually,whereas first,I should have consideredimplementation and sustainabilityof such a course Screenshot: Draft of ePortfolio-Course at FFHS
… so fortunately I stopped writingportfolio work is meant to individualise, not to isolate
and back again tothese points caught my attention:we tend to think as «teachers»about ePortfolio work2. we tend to discuss differences, Assessment Portfolio not concepts in common Development Portfolio Learning Portfolio Reflective Portfolio Showcase Portfolio etc.
we tend to think as «teachers»about ePortfolio workWhat are the concepts in common?
an ePortfolio is an archive and showcase for competences / knowledge and their history just like a modern library http://inhabitat.com/stuttgarts-stadtbibliothek-library-is-a-glowing-rubiks-cube-inspired-haven-for-readers/
ePortfolio: archive and showcaseSo it’s just lots of artefactsin a browser window?
ePortfolio: archive and showcaseSo It’s just a list of artefactsin a browser window ? What is the additional value ?http://www.bloghomedesign.com/modern-library-and-social-center-%E2%80%93-library-fujimoto-by-sou-fujimoto/modern-library-fujimoto-and-social-center-learning-space/
A more comprehensive view It is a process rather than a product.Nick Rate: http://www.core-ed.org/why-use-e-portfolios-%E2%80%93-core-breakfast-seminar-nick-rate,quoting: Kay Burke, Robin Fogarty, Susan Belgrad: The Mindful School. The Portfolio Connection
A more comprehensive view There are many specific metacognitive activities.Nick Rate: http://www.core-ed.org/why-use-e-portfolios-%E2%80%93-core-breakfast-seminar-nick-rate,quoting: Kay Burke, Robin Fogarty, Susan Belgrad: The Mindful School. The Portfolio Connection
The additional value of ePortfolio work is amore comprehensive viewof what we experience, because of elements of metacognition. make experiences project respect collect artefacts select communicate edit and design define views personalise reflect
Comprehensiveness can also bring a larger perspective make experiences project respect collect artefacts select communicate edit and design define views personalise reflect
Comprehensiveness can also bring a larger perspective Didactic Strategy and Concepts Institutional Implementation Communication Concepts Infrastructure and Support – Didactics: A. Hediger and Competences – Communication: origin uncertain (online) – Infrastructure: origin uncertain (online)
• Structure Didactic Strategy and Concepts • Dialogue • Autonomy there are lots of common concepts to be defined for portfolio workCommunicative Concepts Infrastructure and Support – Didactics: A. Hedigerand Competences – Communication: origin uncertain (online) – Infrastructure: origin uncertain (online)
the 3rd point will besolved with solutions like mahara… how to use an ePortfolio in instruction know the differences of various kinds of ePortfolios start an ePortfolio with the LMS xyz
found an article about E-Portfolios an introduction to portfolio work by virtual hochschule bayernSilvia Sippel, Marianne Kamper & Alexander FlorianStudierende zur E-Portfolio-Arbeit befähigen.Erfordernis einer Einführung in Theorie und Praxis
The authors explain E-Portfolios their development of an online course based on theory and a role play portfolio by participants.Studierende zur E-Portfolio-Arbeit befähigen.
http://lernen-unibw.de/projekt/e-portfolios-an-der-hochschule....a weak point in e-portfolio practise is up to nowthe preparation, knowledge and skills of learners, who areoften neither informed about the goals and the requirementsnor about possible difficulties above all with self reflection.…the project support of e-portfolio-competence is set upexactly from this point […] and provides: background information and knowledge about e-portfolios introduce self reflection by means of a didactic role play, that relieves students of their own self reflection.
The course was developed at the instituteLehren und Lernen mit Medien (Prof. Dr. Gabi Reinmann,Universität der Bundeswehr München)
The developer team has written lots of resources about thecourse concept and methods, like this presentation by M. Kamper:
Example of a role descriptionWissenschaftliche/r MitarbeiterInSie arbeiten als Postdoc im Bereich [... ...] entschließen Sie sich dazu, begleitend zuIhrer Habilitation ein E-Portfolio zu führen. So verlieren Sie nicht den Überblick undkönnen Ihre Erkenntnisse und methodischen Überlegungen systematisch festhaltenund darstellen.Unternehmen: Universität, philosophisch-sozialwissenschaftliche FakultätZiel(e): Dokumentation, Reflexion und erfolgreiche Durchführung der Arbeitsphaseninnerhalb der Habilitation
All of the elements did match our needs.Therefore I contacted Ms. Kamper and asked her about a possiblecollaboration. I got a very friendly answer and the result of thefollowing communications is this proposal: We will get a license for the course by the virtuelle hochschule bayern, provider of the course. We will establish a team of Swiss tutors. M. Kamper will help us to adapt and set up the course in Switzerland as instructor and coach in a pilot version. The course will be provided by IFeL (and hosted by Switch). French version could be realised together with a partner institution.
We’d like to finish this overview «Die Analyse der gesamthaftenwith one of the starting points of Ergebnisse zeigt, dass trotz teilweiserthis discussion: Unbekanntheit des Begriffs E-Portfolio grundsätzlich ein Bedürfnis nachSIG-ePortfolio sees the chance einem schweizweiten E-Portfolio-of an introduction to portfolio- Konzept auszumachen ist.»work as a starting point fora concept based implementation Raffael Furrerwithin Swiss universities Möglichkeiten und Grenzen eines schweizweiten E-Portfolio-Konzepts… and to get a comprehensive BA, Uni St. Gallen, 2007view on portfolio work.
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