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E-Portfolios as a Digital Narrative of Learning This presentation licensed under the following license terms:  Creative Co...
Overview- What is the Portfolio?     <ul><li>What the portfolio  is :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the web as a medium to ...
Portfolio Content:  Important Elements   (The basics)     <ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose  (on entering program) </li></u...
How will you tell your story?    <ul><li>Chronology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How did you organize your program? </li></ul></u...
Developmental Stages <ul><li>First Semester </li></ul><ul><li>    Begin with goals statement and some interests </li></ul>...
Reflecting... <ul><li>The following reflective questions tie the past to the future: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What?  (The...
Conceptualizing your Narrative <ul><ul><li>Develop a  narrative  that flows through the portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><li> ...
Digital Storytelling... consider using throughout & with final reflection <ul><li>Writing a Digital Story </li></ul><ul><u...
Ethical & Privacy Considerations <ul><ul><li>Employer & Professional Role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional rep...
Parting Thoughts <ul><ul><li>Consult with your advisor about this! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devote time every semester  ...
Portfolio publishing options <ul><li>Make HTML web site &  </li></ul><ul><li>publish to space provided by MSU </li></ul><u...
Portfolio publishing options <ul><li>Register a domain name & lease server space  http://domains.theplanet.net/   </li></u...
Content Management Systems <ul><li>Drupal –customizable, lots of addon modules </li></ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/   </li...
Web 2.0 Publishing Tools <ul><li>Google Sites – easy to edit webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Through Gmail account or MSU </li>...
Helpful Portfolio Video Tools <ul><li>YouTube – Popular internet video site allows comments </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtu...
Social Networking Tools <ul><li>Epsilen.com – Hosted portfolio space </li></ul><ul><li>http://epsilen.com/   </li></ul><ul...
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  • Presenter: Shani Talking Points: Introducing Us... inviting them to read quote... segue to presentation...    
  • Presenting Preferences: Shani   Talking Points: Technology shouldn&apos;t be the focus of this exercise, it&apos;s just a medium. The important thing is finding a voice to represent yourself &amp; your experiences in the program. As a secondary objective you may find ways to represent or position yourself for future employment based on your interests and experience. NOT intended as an objective description and documentation of your activities or a formal assessment against specific objectives. Just as you personalize the curriculum of the program, this should be a personal experience.
  • Presenter:   Sarah Talking Points: (2 minutes) You already have a statement of purpose and resume from your application to the program, so these are simple elements to include.   For Learning Themes ... Can you clearly explain to the reader or listener what you focused on during the program, what you consider to be themes or threads that are woven throughout your masters program experience? Based on the work products that derive from your assignments in each course you will have plenty of artifacts.    Be selective, you don&apos;t need to, nor should you include them all.  Can you explain why some assignments were more important to you, why you chose to include these examples, and what you learned from working on them?    Explain how your work on the assignments fit with, developed, expanded, or formed your learning themes. Most important, include a &amp;quot; final reflection &amp;quot;, in writing, film, or multimedia.  Compose this towards the end of your program and consider the whole journey, other things occuring in your life during this period, how you&apos;ve changed, and where you see yourself in the future.
  • Presenter: Brendan   Talking Points: (2 minutes... or less) Most people order their portfolio chronologically as this is the order in which you experience events.    Make sure you also explain your learning themes throughout the portfolio.    Integrating themes with a chronological approach could provide more than one way to view your portfolio (see Brendan&apos;s as an example).
  • Presenter: Brendan   Talking Points: We expect that you will gain meta-cognitive ability during this program. Reflection and integration will get easier as you mature as a scholar, accumulate experience, and clarify your learning objectives for your self. Your growth in ability and self-awareness should be evident in your artifacts and your reflective writing that you include in the portfolio.
  • Presenter: Shani   Talking Points:   link to Shani&apos;s &amp;quot;themes&amp;quot; page as example of how I used questions at early, middle, and end  of program.
  • Presenter:      Sarah kicks off, we all weigh in on it.  (I think we&apos;ll spend alot of time here)   Talking Points: (4 minutes) narrative [ na ‐ră‐tiv], a telling of some true or fictitious event or connected sequence of events, recounted by a narrator to an audience. Narratives are to be distinguished from descriptions of qualities, states, or situations, and also from dramatic enactments of events. A narrative will consist of a set of events (the story ) recounted in a process of narration (or discourse ), in which the events are selected and arranged in a particular order (the plot ). Can you develop a personal narrative that through reflection exposes your identity, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, disappointments, curiosities, learning experiences, passions , and hopes for the future? A good starting point for this story and driving force for your plot is the reason you chose this program or how you want to explain the context of your life at this time.    Each of us had a different perspective to base our story on because of the primary force in our lives at the time we were in the program.
  • Presenter: Brendan   Talking Points: 2min or less You should consider the art of storytelling and narrative when writing or composing your portfolio.    This slide contains some suggestions on how to do so, but I encourage you to spend some time reading more on the web.  There is plenty to be found if you search the web for &amp;quot;storytelling portfolios narrative&amp;quot;.   This can be a powerful form for representing yourself and your learning if used thoughout the portfolio.  It could take the form of organizing your portfolio around a journal or blog.  It could take the form of writing a mini-book about your program with each semester as a &amp;quot;chapter&amp;quot; in the story.   As a more self-contained form, recording a film or using  multimedia to compose a &amp;quot;digital story&amp;quot; also makes a powerful final reflection piece.   Use Brendan&apos;s portfolio as a reference to use of graphics in portfolio to enhance story   Use X as an example of an interview-format film in portfolio: (I need to look this up says B)
  • Presenter:   Sarah   Talking Points: (90 sec..  or less) You should be thoughtful about how you represent yourself, the HALE program, your employer, project sponsors, people that gave you access to their lives and organizations.    Remember that you didn&apos;t have a high level of experience or training in procedures and ethics that protect human subjects of research.    It might be a good idea to ask people&apos;s permission to include material in your portfolio if you think they may consider it sensitive.    You may want to review your reflections to see if you are being too intimate about yourself or other people you have close relationships with.    Anything published on the web can usually be found indefinitely and globally.
  • Presenters:   Sarah &amp; Shani Talking Points:   Attending this presentaton is no substitute to talking to your advisor about what they expect to see from you!   We hope we&apos;ve given you ideas and helped you see MORE ways of doing this.   Do this for YOU... not because you have to.   Don&apos;t forget, there are alot of places to get help at MSU... your peers, the college, the writing center.   We hope you take time to review our portfolios and the other materials we&apos;ve provided using some of this material as a lens.
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    1. 1. E-Portfolios as a Digital Narrative of Learning This presentation licensed under the following license terms: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/  “ The story of my journey is no more or less important than anyone else’s. It is simply the best source of data I have on a subject where generalizations often fail but truth may be found in the details.”  Parker Palmer Shani Feyen Brendan Guenther Sarah Summerhill
    2. 2. Overview- What is the Portfolio?     <ul><li>What the portfolio is :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the web as a medium to represent your self  and your learning ; an opportunity to synthesize, evaluate, and connect your learning during the HALE MA program; a chance to tell your story. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What the portfolio is not :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A summary, overview, or tracking of coursework you completed for a degree; a terminal or stopping point. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Portfolio Content: Important Elements (The basics)   <ul><ul><li>Statement of Purpose (on entering program) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Themes   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>explain how these emerge & evolve... tell us a story about your journey of discovery and learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of work ( enhance with reflective narrative ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>explain your personal context, tell us about your journey through the program, where are you heading? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. How will you tell your story?   <ul><li>Chronology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How did you organize your program? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which classes did you choose to take, when, and why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How did your learning progress from beginning to end; how does/will it integrate with your professional practice and skills? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How did these emerge and evolve? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I now understand ___ (myself, university development, study abroad programs, the adult learner); how is my understanding different? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which events, courses, and assignments helped me get from &quot;here&quot; to &quot;there?&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Developmental Stages <ul><li>First Semester </li></ul><ul><li>   Begin with goals statement and some interests </li></ul><ul><li>    Ability to reflect & integrate material limited </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Second Semester </li></ul><ul><li>     Learning themes should be taking form </li></ul><ul><li>     Demonstrate connection between learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Second Year </li></ul><ul><li>    Show progress & development as a writer and a scholar </li></ul><ul><li>    Themes take clear form, reach pinnacles </li></ul>
    6. 6. Reflecting... <ul><li>The following reflective questions tie the past to the future: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What? (The Past) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What have I collected about my life/work/learning? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(my artifacts) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>So What? (The Present) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do those artifacts show about what I have learned? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflections on my knowledge, skills and dispositions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Now What? (The Future) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What direction do I want to take in the future? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(my future learning goals) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://electronicportfolios.com/digistory/eportfoliostory.htm </li></ul>
    7. 7. Conceptualizing your Narrative <ul><ul><li>Develop a narrative that flows through the portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate your current context for learning (i.e. career change, relation to your current position, upward mobility, life stages/transitions, family) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shani , Transition; Sarah , Personal/Family; Brendan , Work; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build in your interests, inclinations, and uniqueness (the program allows for flexibility; how did you use this?) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Digital Storytelling... consider using throughout & with final reflection <ul><li>Writing a Digital Story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are a protagonist in your own story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include emotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal narrative that shows your identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If writing blog or journal, keep posts around 300 words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing today will persist online forever </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open with a dramatic '?' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrate with your voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include pictures/video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pace delivery for affect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include only elements that support your point and fit the narrative </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Ethical & Privacy Considerations <ul><ul><li>Employer & Professional Role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional representitive? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Political sensitivity? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews, Observations, and Surveys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflections & Journal Entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports intended for client-eyes-only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    10. 10. Parting Thoughts <ul><ul><li>Consult with your advisor about this! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devote time every semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on reflecting along the way even if you don't have time for construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are many ways to do portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We hope you consider more ways... not less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think deeply about this and do it for YOU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider consultation w/ MSU Writing Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Ask for Digital Media Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please review the handouts & our examples </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Portfolio publishing options <ul><li>Make HTML web site & </li></ul><ul><li>publish to space provided by MSU </li></ul><ul><li>Komposer… free WYSIWYG HTML editor </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.kompozer.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>MSU AFS Space </li></ul><ul><li>http://netfiles.msu.edu/ (publish your files) </li></ul><ul><li>http://afs.msu.edu/ (set your permissions) </li></ul><ul><li>Very Difficult, requires learning HTML and techie-stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable if you move it elsewhere after you graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to add more content and continue to maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Very low cost to start, need to buy hosting post-grad </li></ul>
    12. 12. Portfolio publishing options <ul><li>Register a domain name & lease server space http://domains.theplanet.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://godaddy.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Move the site you developed on AFS space </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a site from scratch in HTML (e.g. Komposer) </li></ul><ul><li>Install a content management system (e.g. Drupal) </li></ul><ul><li>If you are lucky, you can register your name </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Difficult, usually requires tech support / learning </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable if you can pay the monthly fees </li></ul><ul><li>HTML hard to add new content; CMS hard to upgrade; </li></ul><ul><li>Medium cost to start; Has recurring costs to keep up </li></ul>
    13. 13. Content Management Systems <ul><li>Drupal –customizable, lots of addon modules </li></ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>MediaWiki – edit like Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>http://mediawiki.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress – blog based system – add pages </li></ul><ul><li>http://wordpress.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Expression Engine – manage content online </li></ul><ul><li>http://expressionengine.com/ </li></ul>
    14. 14. Web 2.0 Publishing Tools <ul><li>Google Sites – easy to edit webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Through Gmail account or MSU </li></ul><ul><li>http://googleapps.msu.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki – wiki-based sites cheap or free </li></ul><ul><li>http://pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted Blogs – journals/temporal structure </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogger.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://wordpress.com/ </li></ul>
    15. 15. Helpful Portfolio Video Tools <ul><li>YouTube – Popular internet video site allows comments </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare – Publish your presentations to the web </li></ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ustream – Stream live video and make recordings available </li></ul><ul><li>http://ustream.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast.com – Record your screen with Jing / Camtasia </li></ul><ul><li>http://screencast.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>See also Jing and Camtasia </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Connect – Add presentations & video to your website </li></ul><ul><li>Try to score a copy from MSU </li></ul><ul><li>http://breeze.msu.edu/ </li></ul>
    16. 16. Social Networking Tools <ul><li>Epsilen.com – Hosted portfolio space </li></ul><ul><li>http://epsilen.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn – Employment/Career social net </li></ul><ul><li>http://linkedin.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook – wise up on privacy settings </li></ul><ul><li>http://facebook.com/ </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/12/facebook-privacy-new/ </li></ul>
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