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  • 1. UBC Portfolio Community of Practice Highlighting the history and current initiatives within the Community of Practice
      • Roselynn Verwoord, Community of Practice Developer – Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth
      • Catherine Paul, Community of Practice Facilitator – Office of Learning Technology
      • Anne Scholefield, Coordinator, Special Programs – Teacher Education Office
      • Cathryn Jackson, Instructor, Nursing
  • 2. Brief History of Portfolios @ UBC
      • A 3-year campus-wide initiative 2003-2006
      • TLEF funded (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund)
      • investigated the pedagogical benefits & resource implications of implementing e-portfolios for multiple purposes & contexts (course, program, personal)
      • 13 projects from multiple disciplines
      • 2000 students, 91 instructors and 37 staff
      • strong community of practice (CoP) in parallel
      • informal CoP activities from 2006 – 2009
      • revitalized community of practice 2009 – present
      • 2 dedicated CoP coordinators, working collaboratively
  • 3. What is a Community of Practice?
      • “ Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” Etienne Wenger
      • A CoP
      • empowers individuals and groups
      • provides opportunities to work collaboratively
      • connects people working on similar projects
  • 4.  
  • 5. ePortfolio Successes at UBC
      • cross-faculty collaboration
      • research component
      • engaged different areas of academic environment
      • encouraged informal learning spaces for students
      • deep learning
  • 6. ePortfolio Challenges at UBC
      • technology (no one size fits all!)
      • sustained support
      • add-on rather than integration
      • increased workload for instructors and students
  • 7. What our CoP looks like, and aspires to be
      • currently reviving the Portfolio Community of Practice, a collaborative coordination effort (Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth & Office of Learning Technology)
      • regular meetings; highlighting work members are doing; opportunities for networking
      • collecting stories
      • collaborating on workshops
      • developing and sharing resources through a new online space
      • connect people working on similar projects
  • 8. Sustaining community
      • Figure: Cambridge, et al (2005) components that make up the iterative ‘rhythm’ of a community
      • foster collaborative projects;
      • send people to events; builds prestige and encourages these members to give back to community
      • don’t forget the important role of coordinator
  • 9. Resources
      • **New online presence currently under construction!
      • http://blogs.ubc.ca/portfolios
      • General UBC ePortfolio info
        • https://www.elearning.ubc.ca - click on ePortfolio
      • Archives of 2003-2006 pilot project:
        • CoP blog
        • http://blogs.ubc.ca/eportfolios/
        • Info about specific projects
        • http://blogs.ubc.ca/projectportfolio/
      • Teaching Portfolios:
        • http://tag.ubc.ca/resources/selected-teaching-learning-topics/teaching-portfolios-2/