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Thinking Outside the Binder:
Online Portfolios
for Professional Review
John Barritt
Academic English Studies
Lewis & Cla...
Online Portfolios
 Process = professional development
 Cultivate technological literacy
 Exposure to new tools for clas...
Getting Started
 Identify / bridge gaps in tech literacy
 Adopt a pedagogical stance that targets
“multiliteracies”
Multiliteracies
 The New London Group (1996)
 Literacy includes “negotiating a multiplicity of
discourses.”
 Take into ...
Future of EAP
 Preparing learners for participation in global
discourse communities
 Peer networks
 “Cultural and subcu...
Documentation
 Blogs
 Videos
 Podcasts
 VoiceThreads
 Discussion Forums
 Moodle Pages
 PowerPoints
 Images
 PDFs
Tagging
 Non-linear organization
 Facilitates sharing across global peer networks
 Indicate interrelationships
 An add...
StudentWork
 Public
 Portable
 Private (password protected)
 Connected
Advantages Over Binders
 Preservation of artifacts in a digital format
 Portability
 Accessibility
Multiple Intelligences
 Support your own learning preference
 Photos / videos of classroom activities and field
trips
 ...
Promotional Materials
 Accessible
 Showcasing use of Web 2.0 tools in classroom
 Increase visibility of program
Remembrances ofThings Past
 The changing face of the technological landscape
 The case of Ning
Archiving Artifacts
 Jing
 Screenshots
 PDFs
Social Media = New Opportunities
 To engage students linguistically
 To receive input / produce output
 Situate languag...
Portfolio 2.0
 Opportunities to master Web 2.0 tools
 “Communicative competence” for the digital age
 Wash over to pape...
References
 McKay, S. (2002). Teaching English as an international language:
Rethinking goals and approaches. Oxford: Oxf...
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  1. 1.  Thinking Outside the Binder: Online Portfolios for Professional Review John Barritt Academic English Studies Lewis & Clark College
  2. 2. Online Portfolios  Process = professional development  Cultivate technological literacy  Exposure to new tools for classroom
  3. 3. Getting Started  Identify / bridge gaps in tech literacy  Adopt a pedagogical stance that targets “multiliteracies”
  4. 4. Multiliteracies  The New London Group (1996)  Literacy includes “negotiating a multiplicity of discourses.”  Take into account “culturally and linguistically diverse and increasingly globalized societies.”  “[T]he proliferation of communications channels and media supports and extends cultural and subcultural diversity.”
  5. 5. Future of EAP  Preparing learners for participation in global discourse communities  Peer networks  “Cultural and subcultural diversity”  Alternatives to western-centered research discourse (e.g. journals)
  6. 6. Documentation  Blogs  Videos  Podcasts  VoiceThreads  Discussion Forums  Moodle Pages  PowerPoints  Images  PDFs
  7. 7. Tagging  Non-linear organization  Facilitates sharing across global peer networks  Indicate interrelationships  An added layer of meaning
  8. 8. StudentWork  Public  Portable  Private (password protected)  Connected
  9. 9. Advantages Over Binders  Preservation of artifacts in a digital format  Portability  Accessibility
  10. 10. Multiple Intelligences  Support your own learning preference  Photos / videos of classroom activities and field trips  Video commentary  Audio commentary  Mindmapping (lesson design)  Workshop presentations
  11. 11. Promotional Materials  Accessible  Showcasing use of Web 2.0 tools in classroom  Increase visibility of program
  12. 12. Remembrances ofThings Past  The changing face of the technological landscape  The case of Ning
  13. 13. Archiving Artifacts  Jing  Screenshots  PDFs
  14. 14. Social Media = New Opportunities  To engage students linguistically  To receive input / produce output  Situate language learning in contexts that are socially meaningful to them
  15. 15. Portfolio 2.0  Opportunities to master Web 2.0 tools  “Communicative competence” for the digital age  Wash over to paper-based colleagues  Exposure to new tools for enhancing & extending the classroom experience  “Hybrid” courses, “blended” learning
  16. 16. References  McKay, S. (2002). Teaching English as an international language: Rethinking goals and approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  The New London Group. (1996). A pedagogy of multiliteracies: Designing social futures. Harvard Educational Review. 66(1). Retrieved from http://wwwstatic.kern.org/filer/blogWrite44ManilaWebsite/paul/artic  Stevens, V. (2005). Multiliteracies for Collaborative Learning Environments. TESL-EJ. 9(2).  Swales, J.M. (1990). Genre analysis: English in academic and research settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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