ePortfolios: Leveraging the Blog Format

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ePortfolios: Leveraging the Blog Format

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

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