iPLE: Integrating VLE and ePortfoliosPresentation Transcript
THE PLE CONFERENCE 2011 A Case of anInstitutional PLE: IntegratingVLEs and E-Portfolios forStudents Jesús Salinas, Victoria Marín and Catalina Escandell Grupo de Tecnología Educativa Universitat de les Illes Balears
Exploratorystudyderivedfrom a largerprojectcarriedoutbyGTE researchgroup.
Itsaimistoovercometherigidityof LMS byintegratingotherenvironments and to use student-centrededucationalstrategies.
Picture by Jeffrey Beall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/2561885967/
Backgroundcontext of thestudy LMS: todeliverthetask done
Questions of the study
Is e-portfolio anusefultool in the personal organization of theacademic data of thestudents?
Doesthissystem of workingwiththecontentmattergivethem more control overtheirownlearningprocess?
Does the e-portfolio offer more flexibility in the learning process?
Does the e-portfolio facilitate group work and collaboration?
As the project work develops during the different phases, do the students customize their learning environment more?
Students' perceptions of the e-portfolio's use
Customization of theenvironment:
Handling and use of views and dashboards: customization of theenvironment
Quantitativechanges in thecreation of views, groups and blocks
Intentionalsample of 73 students, but 60 participants
Observation and monitoringevolution of Maharaactivity
Observation of student output
Observingand MonitoringtheEvolution of theActivity
Observation of Output
Evolution of theactivity Firstweek of October: workshoponthe e-portfolio Secondhalf of October: firstdeliverables (groupviews) 4.05 views/person
Frequency of options Collections: barelyused. Groupsviews: importantincrease.
Student questionnaires (I) E-portfolio facilitatesgroupwork E-portfolio facilitatessocial interaction Picture by Tom Woodward: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/3099664790/ Picture byUniversity of Nottingham: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uonottingham/5489240124/ Interestingtool and methodforboostinggroupwork in thiscontext They had continued using familiar ways to interact not included into the dashboard
Studentquestionnaires (II) E-portfolio as a data organizer
Studentquestionnaires (II) E-portfolio as a data organizer Suitableforacademicwork Notveryappropriatefororganizing personal data Picture byadesigna: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adesigna/3923138328/
Student questionnaires (III) E-portfolio givesstudents more control overthelearningprocess Studentsagreewiththemethod'sflexibility and itsadaptabilitytotheirownlearningprocess
Observation of output (I)
One group view:
Observation of output
Personal view of a student’scourse
Students think that e-portfolio is a good tool for the personal organization of academic information.
They consider that the configured iPLE is suitable for academic work, but not very appropriate for organizing personal data.
They regard this way of working as giving them more control over their own learning process.
The e-portfolio facilitates group work and collaboration. However, it is not perceived in the same way when it comes to its possible role as a tool in social interaction.
During the different phases of the project, the students incorporate an increasing number of views; but there is little customization of the views.
Future research activities
Towardsputtingintopractice a new integrateddesign:
Improvementsin theintegration of Moodle and Mahara.
Anyquestions Victoria Marín email@example.com GTE home page: http://gte.uib.es/ Picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4759535950/