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ePortfolios:Leveraging the Blog Format to Demonstrate Student Experience Melissa A. Venable, PhD TCC 2011
Welcome! Types of student portfolios Is there any research? Blog-to-portfolio features Organizing content Examples Resources & Recommendations
Student Portfolios Study Career! Image: everythinginblue, Flickr, CC
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
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
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
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!
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/
Questions? What is your experience with student ePortfolios? Do you have an ePortfolio? Which platform(s)? Is it time to lose the “e”?
Thank you! Let me know how you and your students are using blogs! Melissa A. Venable, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org www.design-doc.com @Melissa_Venable