ePortfolios: Leveraging the Blog Format

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Leveraging the blog format to demonstrate student experience - presentation at the TCC Online Conference - 2011.

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  • 1. ePortfolios:Leveraging the Blog Format to Demonstrate Student Experience
    Melissa A. Venable, PhD
    TCC 2011
  • 2. Welcome!
    Types of student portfolios
    Is there any research?
    Blog-to-portfolio features
    Organizing content
    Examples
    Resources & Recommendations
  • 3. Student Portfolios
    Study
    Career!
    Image: everythinginblue, Flickr, CC
  • 4. What’s been done?
    Teacher education
    Peer review and evaluation
    Reflection and work samples
    Course-level assignments
    Student vs. Instructor selected artifacts
    Portfolio systems / LMS / 2.0 platforms
  • 5. Features to Consider
    About page
    Pages and posts
    Embed – links, slides, video…
    Categories and tags
    Links to/from online profiles (think LinkedIn)
    Easy, intuitive dashboard
  • 6. Organization
    Structure
    Resume/CV
    Relevant models, competencies, standards (ADDIE, ASTD, AECT…)
    Artifacts
    What kind of work to you want to do in the future?
    Existing – Only the best!
    New – Build samples to showcase specifics
  • 7. Examples
    Image: Leo Reynolds, Flickr, CC
  • 8. http://ericstoller.com/blog/portfolio/
  • 9. http://www.denzingerdesign.com/portfolio/
  • 10. http://kerstinhoward.wordpress.com/
  • 11. Recommendations
    Collaborate with the Career Center.
    Create a showcase event in your program – virtual roundtable?
    Think about portfolios when developing course assignments.
    Talk to your alumni – what would they want to see when hiring?
    Provide encouragement. Nudge. The sky’s the limit!
  • 12. A Few Resources
    Intrduction to WordPresshttp://www.slideshare.net/wpprobusiness/introduction-to-wordpress-adam-w-warner
    E-Portfolios for Learning (Helen Barrett) http://blog.helenbarrett.org/
    E-Portfolios at Penn State http://eportfolio.psu.edu/
  • 13. Questions?
    What is your experience with student ePortfolios?
    Do you have an ePortfolio? Which platform(s)?
    Is it time to lose the “e”?
  • 14. Thank you!
    Let me know how you and your students are using blogs!
    Melissa A. Venable, PhD
    melissa.venable@yahoo.com
    www.design-doc.com
    @Melissa_Venable