Howdo we help students take the tools, knowledge and skills they have acquired with them? How do we make their learning “stick” so it is accessible for life?
“We don’t learn from our experience, we learn from thinking about our experience” John Dewey
“An eportfolio is a purposefulcollection of work thatdemonstrates effort, progressand achievement over time,stored in an electroniccontainer.” Retrieved from Helen Barrett’s Learning Interchange site
Josh O’Neil’s Human Relations Eportfolio https://cranberry.kwantlen.ca/mahara/view/view.php? id=4611 Crystal Hartley’s Demonstration of Competencies https://cranberry.kwantlen.ca/mahara/view/ view.php?id=6562&new= Puneet Dadiala’s Eportfolios (various courses) https://cranberry.kwantlen.ca/mahara/view/ view.php?id=3481 MarieHiebert’s Employee Development and Training Eportfolio https://cranberry.kwantlen.ca/mahara/view/ view.php?id=10257
It’s about the practice, not the tool (but you have to start with something) Let the champions lead and give what tools you can Allow the requirements to evolve Advocate for champions however you can Keep considering other options
Change Management Faculty buy-in Articulate the benefits Make it intuitive “Do we get to keep it when we leave” Recognize the work involved
The courage to be imperfect The compassion to be kind to ourselves Authenticity – willingness to let go of who you should be in order to be who you are (Brene Brown – Ted Talks, 2011)
Our ProgressSeptember 2010 September 2011• Student accounts were created throughout the term • All students will have accounts at the start of September • Very few sample epor:olios to show students • Every course should have course speciﬁc samples – make sure you have permission and they are public • No training materials • Excellent training materials • Students introduced to Mahara throughout the term – inclass, • All students introduced at orientaCon – everyone will have signed formally, informally, workshops on by the end of ﬁrst week of class • Help provided through Mahara Support Forum • Student can phone the help desk – call will be escalated to Meg/ Donna • First version of Mahara • Updated version – that builds the sitemaps (this was a challenge for students) • Drop in sessions provided ﬁrst term only (hope to move to a • Drop in sessions provided throughout all terms faculty support model) • Lessons Learned Technology • Most common mistakes with Mahara have been documented – the forum • Lessons Learned Curriculum • The work involved has to match the grade assigned or students won’t do the por:olios • BePer reﬂecCve prompts • More consistent por:olios (next step) • Limited support on the “how to”. Here is an example of the type • We could build a support document like the University of Idaho of support some students and faculty have: • Could include a template • Mahara is only opCon • Mahara is a good opCon • Wordpress is an opCon – pros and cons to consider
What Happened Here Today? 3 main points that were new to you So What? Did you learn a new skill? Did anything surprise you? Now What Whatwill you do differently as a result of being here today?