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e-Portfolios – Solutions for Particular Needs? London Blackboard User Group April 2009
ePortfolios  Solutions for particular needs? Tim Neumann London Knowledge Lab
London Blackboard User Group <ul><li>Date: 3 rd  April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Venue: The Women’s Library </li></ul><ul><li...
Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Five Scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Three Cases </li></ul><ul><li>One Evaluat...
1 Introduction <ul><li>ePortfolio Consultation Process </li></ul>Needs Analysis Decision Making (Technology and Pedagogy) ...
1 Introduction <ul><li>ePortfolio History at the IOE </li></ul><ul><li>2003-2005: Level 10, custom project/group managemen...
1 Introduction <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple academic staff members had sought advice on ePortfolios </li>...
1 Introduction <ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with participants (staff and students) </li></ul><ul><li>Revi...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Five Scenarios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Doctoral School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MA in ICT  in Educ...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 1: The Doctoral School </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 1: The Doctoral School </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios co-owned by student and supervisor </li><...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 2: MA in ICT in Education </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 2: MA in ICT in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-owned and generated portfolio </li></...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 3: Secondary PGCE in ICT </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 3: Secondary PGCE in ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community of practice involving five stakehold...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 4: Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>London Blackboard User ...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 4: Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-owned portfolio </li></...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 5: Master of Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 5: Master of Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative community beyond the course context...
2 Scenarios <ul><li>Analysis: Multiple Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model: What is an ePortfolio? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Questions asked </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009 Theme Questions Model What is an ePortfolio? How...
2 Scenarios Tutor and Administrators’ perceptions of ePortfolios as learning models London Blackboard User Group April 200...
2 Scenarios Perceptions around ownership and control of the ePortfolio London Blackboard User Group April 2009 Course Stud...
3 Case Studies <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three cases, focusing on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T he Institution...
3 Case Studies <ul><li>Screenshots </li></ul><ul><li>Download as PDF from: http://www.lkl.ac.uk/ltu/files/seminar/Bb_Londo...
4 Evaluation <ul><li>Case 1: Blackboard Personal Portfolio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost no collaborative features </li></u...
4 Evaluation <ul><li>Case 2: Blackboard Personal Portfolio versus Mahara </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
4 Evaluation <ul><li>Case 3: LO Expo LX Wiki Tool </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
4 Evaluation <ul><li>Comparison of Features </li></ul><ul><li>Download as PDF from: http://www.lkl.ac.uk/ltu/files/seminar...
Contact <ul><li>Tim Neumann [email_address]   Learning Technologies Unit Institute of Education, University of London Lond...
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Presentation at the London Blackboard User Group meeting, 3rd April 2009. Reports on the IOE TQEF project on ePortfolios, including a comparison of Blackboard internal portfolios, Expo LX and Mahara.

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  1. 1. e-Portfolios – Solutions for Particular Needs? London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  2. 2. ePortfolios Solutions for particular needs? Tim Neumann London Knowledge Lab
  3. 3. London Blackboard User Group <ul><li>Date: 3 rd April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Venue: The Women’s Library </li></ul><ul><li> London Metropolitan University </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  4. 4. Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Five Scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Three Cases </li></ul><ul><li>One Evaluation (of three ePortfolio systems) </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  5. 5. 1 Introduction <ul><li>ePortfolio Consultation Process </li></ul>Needs Analysis Decision Making (Technology and Pedagogy) Piloting Implementation London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  6. 6. 1 Introduction <ul><li>ePortfolio History at the IOE </li></ul><ul><li>2003-2005: Level 10, custom project/group management tool </li></ul><ul><li>2006-2007: PebblePad pilot for Secondary PGCE </li></ul><ul><li>since 2006: individual, small-scale efforts and explorations </li></ul><ul><li>2008-2009: TQEF ePortfolio project </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  7. 7. 1 Introduction <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple academic staff members had sought advice on ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Two researchers started projects on ePortfolios in HE </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of tools at no further costs </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  8. 8. 1 Introduction <ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with participants (staff and students) </li></ul><ul><li>Review of previous ePortfolio trials, paper portfolios, electronic exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Developing contextualised models of ePortfolio use </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation in five scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of tools in three cases (with student input) </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  9. 9. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Five Scenarios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Doctoral School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MA in ICT in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary PGCE ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MTeach </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  10. 10. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 1: The Doctoral School </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  11. 11. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 1: The Doctoral School </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios co-owned by student and supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Limited access for registry staff for tracking purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Record of supervisory meetings, progress reviews, assignments, attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of doctoral level competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Building a professional academic identity </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  12. 12. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 2: MA in ICT in Education </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  13. 13. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 2: MA in ICT in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-owned and generated portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repository for student-created teaching resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record reflections on personal/professional development (multi-media) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity space (profiles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer comments/reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring of tutor-generated portfolio tasks </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  14. 14. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 3: Secondary PGCE in ICT </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  15. 15. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 3: Secondary PGCE in ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community of practice involving five stakeholder groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring of course requirements (tracking of deadlines) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklist for QTS standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring log, lesson observations, assessment record file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career entry and professional development profile </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  16. 16. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 4: Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  17. 17. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 4: Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-owned portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutors and mentors to contribute to selected portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record of teaching practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking progress over distances </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  18. 18. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 5: Master of Teaching </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  19. 19. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Scenario 5: Master of Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative community beyond the course context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio as a starting point for post-graduation engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and sharing tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Politically skewed towards open source tools </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  20. 20. 2 Scenarios <ul><li>Analysis: Multiple Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model: What is an ePortfolio? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership: Who controls what? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access: How does collaboration work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use and purpose: Implications for learning, development and assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues: Training, support, portability </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  21. 21. <ul><li>Questions asked </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009 Theme Questions Model What is an ePortfolio? How can it be used to support learning, development, assessment? How can/should it be organised/structured/managed? Who would/should monitor development and progress? What are the benefits to the student, tutor, supervisor, mentor and/or Institution? Ownership Who is it for? Who has overall control/ownership of it? How, what, and with whom can it be shared? Accessibility How can it be accessed? Who can/should/needs to have access to it and at what level? Tool Can it be integrated or linked to other systems, e.g. Registry? What are the practical issues and implications of implementation? What costs are involved? Which system should be used and what are the alternatives? Support What training is needed and how could this be delivered?
  22. 22. 2 Scenarios Tutor and Administrators’ perceptions of ePortfolios as learning models London Blackboard User Group April 2009 ePortfolio Model Course Assessment Tool Shared Content Management Tool Student Gen. Folio Tool (Repos./ Refl.) Professional Development Tool Doctoral School 2 ( 4 ) 1 (1) 4 ( 3 ) 3 ( 2 ) MA in ICT 2 ( 4 ) 1 (1) 3 ( 2 ) 4 ( 3 ) Sec PGCE ICT 2 (2) 1 (1) 4 (4) 3 (3) PC PGCE 2 ( 3 ) 3 ( 2 ) 1 (1) 4 (4) MTeach 4 (4) 2 (2) 1 (1) 3 (3)  Institution -------------------------------------------------------------- Student 
  23. 23. 2 Scenarios Perceptions around ownership and control of the ePortfolio London Blackboard User Group April 2009 Course Students Supervisors or Course Tutors Institution Course/Dept Link Tutors School or Work-Based Mentors Registry Doc Sch. 1 1 2 N/A N/A 2 MA in ICT 1 2 1 N/A N/A N/A PGCE ICT 1 1 N/A 2 2 3 PC PGCE 1 2 1 3 3 2 MTeach 1 2 N/A 0 0 3
  24. 24. 3 Case Studies <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three cases, focusing on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T he Institutional experience: Doctoral School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T he student experience: MA in ICT in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T he tutor experience: Secondary PGCE in ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To evaluate the potentials and limitations of four ePortfolio tools: Blackboard Basic, Blackboard Personal, Expo LX, Mahara </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  25. 25. 3 Case Studies <ul><li>Screenshots </li></ul><ul><li>Download as PDF from: http://www.lkl.ac.uk/ltu/files/seminar/Bb_LondonBUG_ePortfolios.pdf </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  26. 26. 4 Evaluation <ul><li>Case 1: Blackboard Personal Portfolio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost no collaborative features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing is limited to ‘viewing’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking difficult and time-consuming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good as online repository and reflection tool </li></ul></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  27. 27. 4 Evaluation <ul><li>Case 2: Blackboard Personal Portfolio versus Mahara </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mahara </li></ul></ul>London BBUG
  28. 28. 4 Evaluation <ul><li>Case 3: LO Expo LX Wiki Tool </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  29. 29. 4 Evaluation <ul><li>Comparison of Features </li></ul><ul><li>Download as PDF from: http://www.lkl.ac.uk/ltu/files/seminar/Bb_LondonBUG_ePortfolios.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>A full report is currently under review and will be published at: http://www.lkl.ac.uk/LTU </li></ul>London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  30. 30. Contact <ul><li>Tim Neumann [email_address] Learning Technologies Unit Institute of Education, University of London London Knowledge Lab 23-29 Emerald Street London, WC1N 3QS </li></ul><ul><li>www.lkl.ac.uk/LTU </li></ul>
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