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

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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
    • Examples
      Image: Leo Reynolds, Flickr, CC
    • http://ericstoller.com/blog/portfolio/
    • http://www.denzingerdesign.com/portfolio/
    • http://kerstinhoward.wordpress.com/
    • 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
      melissa.venable@yahoo.com
      www.design-doc.com
      @Melissa_Venable