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A look at Wordpress, LinkedIn, Facebook and Wikis as possible IT strategies for realizing your first Professional Development ePortfolio.

A look at Wordpress, LinkedIn, Facebook and Wikis as possible IT strategies for realizing your first Professional Development ePortfolio.

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    • Realizing your 1 stby James (Jim) BuckinghamMAODE (Open U), MA – Adult Education (Central Michigan), TEFL (Trinity)at HCT – Men’s Campus, Al Ain , 14 April 2012
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – wikis •Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – wikis •Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Why bother? • evidence your PD growth • demonstrate your interests / growth • demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning • demonstrate a fundamental belief in personal / professional growth • gain accreditation / credit for your efforts • replace your resume (?)
    • Realizing your 1 st • Why bother? • evidence your PD growth • demonstrate your interests / growth • demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning • demonstrate a fundamental belief in personal / professional growth • gain accreditation / credit for your efforts • replace your resume (?)
    • Realizing your 1 st • Why bother? • possible public? • self • peers • employer • association / accreditation body • future employers
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – wikis Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Review how a PD ePortfolio differs from • employer portfolio • prescriptive / limited • length • headings • points to cover • time frame to cover • no interaction encouraged • typically providing / offering an edited snapshot of work / development covered by employee
    • Realizing your 1 st • Review a PD ePortfolio • your ePortfolio for Pro Development • focuses on development / interests • identifying these over time • identifying these with help of peers • encourages sharing / networking with peers • evidences your teaching credentials (accreditation) • reflects what you deem to be important to your professional goals / personal development
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – wikis Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Suggest criteria to help choose a format • low cost / no cost • easy to realize • flexible flexible & adaptable to changing needs (i.e. easy to edit) as your skills advance, use more of the utilities available • scalable capable of growing in size & complexity as you grow • good “ROI “ time & energy invested provides a return - "investment"
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – wikis Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress Why a blog makes a good ePortfolio: •low cost set up website, domain - $60 yr •easy to realize requires some learning of Wordpress) •easy to build upon / flexible very flexible •scalable almost no limits •offers good ROI ease of sharing, ease of access, quickly logged by Google search)
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress Why a blog makes a good ePortfolio: •store & organise content in dynamic ways chronologically (like a diary) personalised tagging systems. •present personal profile to the world like a website •enable others to follow your activities using RSS feeds (like subscribing to a newspaper)
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress Why a blog makes a good ePortfolio: •Examples • Barrett, H. (n.d.). Helen Barrett -My Portfolio. Helen Barrett. Retrieved from http://hbarrett.wordpress.com/my-portfolio/ • Buckingham, J. (n.d.). jamesbuckingham.net. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://jamesbuckingham.net/ • VanDrimmelen, J. (n.d.). Jeff VanDrimmelen. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://jeffvandrimmelen.info/
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – wikis Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 2 - LinkedIn Why LinkedIn may be a good option: •no cost •easy to realize requires some learning of LinkedIn •easy to build upon but less flexible than WordPress •NOT as scalable limits to the type& variety of content that can be added •offers reasonable ROI ease of sharing, ease of access, quickly logged by Google search but sometimes limited to LinkedIn members only
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 2 - LinkedIn Why LinkedIn may be a good option: •discussed by Sarah Stewart • Stewart, S. (2011, January 22). Sarah Stewart: Does LinkedIn work as an ePortfolio? Sarah Stewart. Retrieved from http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2011/01/does-linkedin
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 2 - LinkedIn Why LinkedIn may be a good option: •Examples • James Buckingham • http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesbuckingham
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – Wikis Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 3 - Facebook Why Facebook may be a good option: •no cost •easy to realize requires some learning of LinkedIn •easy to build upon but less flexible than WordPress •MUCH LESS scalable limits to the type& variety of content that can be added •offers reasonable ROI ease of sharing, ease of access (750 million users), quickly logged by Google
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 3 - Facebook Why Facebook may be a good option: •Resources • ??????????
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – Wikis Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 4 - Wikis Why Wikis may be a good option: •no cost •relatively easy to realize requires some learning of each wiki format •easy to build upon very flexible ; perhaps as flexible as WordPress •potentially scalable depends on the wiki format used •offers reasonable ROI ease of sharing, ease of access (750 million users), quickly logged by Google
    • Realizing your 1 st • Strategy 4 - Wikis Why Wikis may be a good option: •Resources • Creating an ePortfolio with Wikispaces. (2007). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5osJCF909qQ&feature=youtube_g • Creating ePortfolios with GoogleApps - ePortfolio Resources. (n.d.). Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://sites.google.com/site/eportfolios/How-To-Create-ePortfolios-wi • Google Sites for ePortfolios. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDdLBcD68uA&feature=youtube_
    • Realizing your 1 st Outline •Why bother? •Review how a PD ePortfolio differs •Suggest criteria to help choose a format • Strategy 1 - blogging with Wordpress • Strategy 2 – LinkedIn • Strategy 3 – Facebook • Strategy 4 – wikis •Resources
    • Realizing your 1 st • Resources Barrett, H. (n.d.-a). How To. Helen Barrett. Retrieved from http://hbarrett.wordpress.com/how-to/ Barrett, H. (n.d.-b). My Portfolio. Helen Barrett. Retrieved from http://hbarrett.wordpress.com/my-portfolio/ Batson, T. (2010, April 7). ePortfolios, Finally! Campus Technology. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/04/07/eportfolios-finally.aspx Buckingham, J. (n.d.). jamesbuckingham.net. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://jamesbuckingham.net/ Butterworth, A. (n.d.). Effective practice with e-portfolios. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2008/effectivepracticeeportfolios.aspx Creating an ePortfolio with Wikispaces. (2007). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5osJCF909qQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player ePortfolio for Personal Development. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5w_XdroqUY&feature=youtube_gdata_player Google Apps. (n.d.). Creating ePortfolios with GoogleApps - ePortfolio Resources. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://sites.google.com/site/eportfolios/How-To-Create-ePortfolios-with-GoogleApps
    • Realizing your 1 st • Resources Google Sites for ePortfolios. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDdLBcD68uA&feature=youtube_gdata_player Gray, L. (2008). Effective practice with e-portfolios : JISC. Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effectivepracticeeportfolios.pdf Gray, L. (n.d.). e-Portfolios - An overview. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eportfolio How to create e-portfolios for business, education, professional development or personal use. (n.d.).Squidoo. Retrieved from http://www.squidoo.com/e-portfolios Hussain, R., & Ng, H. (n.d.). A case-study: The adoption, adaptation and transformation of Facebook as eportfolio in Higher Education. AACE Global Learn. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://www.aace.org/conf/glearn/sessions/index.cfm/fuseaction/PaperDetails?presentation_id=47373 Learning Technologie - Virginia Techs. (n.d.). English as a Second Language Education. ePortfolio Initiatives at Virginia Tech | Virginia Tech. Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://eportfolio.vt.edu/gallery/DeptsProgs/englishassecondlanged.html mjmobbs. (n.d.). Creating a ePortfolio Using Wordpress. Scribd. Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/20842800/Creating-a-ePortfolio-Using-Wordpress
    • Realizing your 1 st • Resources OASIS - University of North Caroline (Chapel Hill). (n.d.-a). Logging in / Introduction to Wordpress. Retrieved from http://media.oasis.unc.edu/instructional_technology/wordpress/wordpress-login-into.swf OASIS - University of North Caroline (Chapel Hill). (n.d.-b). Writing / Editing Post page. Retrieved from http://media.oasis.unc.edu/instructional_technology/wordpress/wordpress-edit-content.swf Silverman, R. E. (2012, January 24). No More Résumés, Say Some Firms. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203750404577173031991814896.html#articleTabs=a Stewart, S. (2011, January 22). Sarah Stewart: Does LinkedIn work as an ePortfolio? Sarah Stewart. Retrieved from http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2011/01/does-linkedin-work-as-eportfolio.html VanDrimmelen, J. (n.d.). Use Wordpress to Create a Professional e-Portfolio — OASIS - Office of Arts & Sciences Information Services. OASIS - University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Retrieved April 13, 2012, from http://oasis.unc.edu/old-site/training/blog/use-wordpress-to-create-a-professional-e-portfolio