Digital Portfolios – Creating a PresenceWeek02 – Online PortfoliosKeri DonovanEDU697: CAPSTONEDr. R. ThroneMarch 22, 2011Online portfolios have become the way in which techno-savvy educators develop their online presence. We’re going to take a look at why people use an online portfolio, what kind of portfolios are used, and take a look at some examples. You can return to any page you like by clicking the links at the top!
Digital portfolios are used by educators to showcase their growth, creativity and technological competence. The prevalence of online communication is part of our current society. Employers are looking for people who exhibit knowledge about technology, and the tools used in almost every sector, education is no exception. Portfolios provide a practical, and portable way to share examples of their skills, without the heavy burden of a paper laden showcase. Instructors can also use digital portfolios to show specific projects they are working on as they develop. Sharing content, ideas, and knowledge with our peers expands the potential for all educators, and helps to eliminate the isolations some instructors feel. Digital portfolios can be an extension of shared work as a type of modular presentation which supports creativity. Educators are constantly learning, a digital portfolio can provide a means for showcasing their professional development in a technology based format.
Digital Portfolios – TypesMany people can benefit from the use of an online or digitized portfolio. In the education sector they can be used as a form of creative resume’ for online instructors seeking work, or to showcase a particular project that they are running. It can also be used by student’s to keep track of their achievements through a class, or series of classes to monitor their personal growth. Here are some of the types mentioned in The Digital Teaching Portfolio Workbook: Understanding the Digital Teaching Portfolio Process (2005): Multimedia Portfolio- This type of portfolio is a collection of various digital media such as: Audio, Animation, Graphics, Text, and Video. It would be an excellent choice for an artist, graphic designer, advertiser, or other media based business. The elements can also be used in other types of portfolios.Presentation Portfolio- Specific items chosen from a larger body of work. Professional Portfolio- A compilation of work, reflections, and progress from a person’s specific field of work.Student Portfolio- This type of portfolio is something that students may use as they work on a class, as a type of journal which can also highlight the progress they’ve made.Teaching Portfolio- A collection of work that emphasizes the ability to teach. This type of portfolio might contain lesson plans, projects, or communication between student and instructor.Working Portfolio- Large compilations that showcase what a person has done over a period of time. (Kilbane, C.R. & Milman, N.B., 2005)
University of Michigan- ScienceUniversity of Michigan science instructorUniversity of Rhode Island – ArtUniversity of Rhode Island artinstructorDr. Helen Barrett Dr. Barrett is known for developing digital portfolios. She has developed digital portfolios in just about every type of cyber place you can imagine: wikis, webs, PowerPoint, Elizabeth Lee (using INTASC Standards)I really like the way that this portfolio was designed. The layout is simple and each portion of the standards is provided on a separate page with a description of how she will be using it in her coursework.Amy Jolliff(Creative Idea)This portfolio is a little bit difficult to read for the first page, but the idea is creative and the inside pages are easy to read, and graphically alive. Content is varied and showcases her talents. I am a bit reserved about the lack of citation for images which clearly belong to the company they are from though.
Digital Portfolios – StandardsAn important element to consider when preparing a professional digital portfolio is the standard by which you will comply. Specifically this is important for the new teacher, who will need to show that they are both aware, and understand the standards by which they will be functioning under. Two that I found to be helpful in creating a foundation for information to include are:International Association for K-12 Online Learning (INACOL)Standards for quality online instruction available in PDF formatiNACOL Standards [pdf] (2010). International Association for K-12 Online Learning. Retrieved March 22, 2011 from: < http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/NACOL%20Standards%20Quality%20Online%20Teaching.pdf >.The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)INTASC Checklist [pdf]. The Collaborative: To Support Initially Licensed Professionals. Retrieved March 22, 2011 from: < http://www.necollaborative.org/docs/intascchecklist.pdf >.
ReferencesINTASC Checklist [pdf]. The Collaborative: To Support Initially Licensed Professionals. Retrieved March 22, 2011 from: < http://www.necollaborative.org/docs/intascchecklist.pdf >.Kilbane, C.R. & Milman, N.B. (2005). The digital teaching portfolio workbook: Understanding the digital teaching portfolio process. Boston: Pearson Education Inc. ISBN: 0-203-39371-3.
Additional ResourcesOnline Portfolios - Tech Tools to Assist You Barrett, H. (2010).Electronicportfolios.org. Retrieved from Web: < http://electronicportfolios.com/ >.Dr. Helen Barrett has great resources for all types of applications which can be used to develop your own online portfolio!Electronicportfolios.orgSREB Online Teachers (n.d.). Professional development for online teachers. Retrieved from SREB Web: < http://www.srebonlineteachers.org/professionalDevelopmentLinks.html >.SREB Professional Development for Online TeachersA great resource for professional development links for teachers.SREB Online Teachers
Examples Types Uses Standards References Resources Online Portfolios Developing a Presence Week02 – Online Portfolios Keri Donovan EDU697: CAPSTONE Dr. R. Throne March 22, 2011 Images by: PresenterMedia.com
Examples Types Uses Standards References Resources Digital Portfolios – Why People Use Them Keys to the Cyber Kingdom •Practical and portable •Inexpensive to reproduce •Supports creativity •Showcases professional development •Displays technological competence •Easy to disperse to a wide audience Images by: PresenterMedia.com
Examples Types Uses Standards References Resources Digital Portfolios – Portfolios - Types Online Different Types Choose one that works for you Multimedia Portfolio– Collection of digital media 1 such as: Audio, Animation, Graphics, and Video 2 Presentation Portfolio– Specific items chosen from a larger body of work 3 Professional Portfolio– A compilation of work, reflections, and progress from that person’s field Student Portfolio– A type of journal which highlights 4 progress and reflection 5 Teaching Portfolio– A collection of work that emphasizes the ability to teach Working Portfolio – Large compilations that show 6 what a person has done over a period of timeKilbane & Milman, (2005), Glossary Images by: PresenterMedia.com
Examples Types Uses Standards References Resources Digital Portfolios – Examples•University of Michigan- Science•University of Rhode Island - Art•Dr. Helen Barrett•Elizabeth Lee (using INTASC Standards)•Amy Jolliff (Creative Idea) Images by: PresenterMedia.com
Examples Types Uses Standards References Resources Digital Portfolios – Standards Digital Portfolios - Standards The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) Standards checklist for New Teachers available in PDF Format International Association for K-12 Online Learning (INACOL) Standards for quality online instruction available in PDF format Images by: PresenterMedia.com
Examples Types Uses Standards References Resources References References Kilbane, C.R. & Milman, N.B. (2005). The digital teaching portfolio workbook: Understanding the digital teaching portfolio process. Boston: Pearson Education Inc. ISBN: 0-203-39371-3. Images by: PresenterMedia.com
Examples Types Uses Standards References Resources Additional Resources Online Portfolios - Tech Tools to Assist You Dr. Helen Barrett has great resources for all types of applications which can be used to develop your own online portfolio! Electronicportfolios.org SREB Professional Development for Online Teachers A great resource for professional development links for teachers. SREB Online Teachers Images by: PresenterMedia.com
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