Presentation of woodward & nanlohy's paper of digital portfolios fact or fashion dongyi guo
Presentation of Woodward & Nanlohys paper of"Digital portfolios: fact or fashion?" by Dongyi Guo E-assessment 2013 vår IKT-sl. Hioa
Main focus of Digitalportfolios in this chapter● Focus on the value of digital portfolios through a project conducted with undergraduate students.● Similarities and differences between paper- based and digital portfolios● Unique learning opportunities offered by digital portfolios● To understand and make the digital portfolios towards becoming a fact, but not just a fashion
Main Issues focued withinthe research 1● to investigate the range of multimedia authoring strategies available to support the development of student portfolios● to develop strategies to increase students’ understanding of the potential of ICTs and hypermedia through digital portfolio development● to assess the student learning that occurs during the process of developing a personal digital portfolios
Main Issues focued withinthe research 2● to establish a process for the development of digital student portfolios that make appropriate use of the available technologies and that sustains the current principles employed in developing paper-based portfolios.n
The value of digital portfolios● Not just a better and alternative storage systems for portfolios● As a worthwhile learning experiences at both a personal and technological level● As a tool to learn about technology● The development of digital portfolios reﬁned the students’ thinking and constantly challenged their beliefs and their learning.
Similarities between paper-based anddigital portfolio● Components such as standards or criteria, reﬂections and artefacts were common● Emphasis of the needs or requirements from possible audiences● Portfolios should attract the audiences attention.● Both need to be developed within a carefully designed framework
Features of digital portfolio what aredifferent from paper-based portfolio● Ownership of portfolio ○ digital portfolio processes increase student ownership of their portfolio ○ Woodward rationalizes that all authors of any type of portfolio should establish ownership● Ability to create hypermedia texts. ○ emphasize of understanding relationship between authors and audiences of hypermedia texts.● Offer choices for audiences to explore within different informations supplied by author.● Create a supportive learning community
Opportunities offered byDigital Portfolios 1● The most important purpose of using multimedia portfolio is to promote learning among both student and teachers.● Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) allows students to make selections from the materials supplied by teachers or the other students.● Students could get more efficient support from both their teachers or the other peer support during the whole semester.
Opportunities offered byDigital Portfolios 2● The interactivity, the ﬂexibility in use of navigation and screen layout, that hypermedia supports changed the relationship between students and teachers● It provides the students with greater insight in the achievement and successes of the teachers due to the variety of data sources that could be included.● Students can determine her or his own path for exploration and unplanned and unintended learning outcomes.
Opportunities offered byDigital Portfolios 3● Assist students learning by increasing motivation and allowing publication of their work in ways that resulted in greater self- conﬁdence● Reﬂection and discussion about the artefacts● chosen by portfolio authors also added to their value as learning support● Students can determine her or his own path for exploration and unplanned and unintended learning outcomes.
Opportunities offered byDigital Portfolios 4● Support learners thinking and organizing their ideas and working processes in a way that also greatly assisted them in the presentation process.● More of the available interactivity is designed into the portfolios, better communication of the student authors idea is possible.
Discussion 1● How the complexity of digital portfolios impact the use of interactivity?● How the navigated presentations and non- navigated presentations affect the use of interactivity.● Timing of making and using digital portfolios is considered as crucial in the research by analysing. So how to make a better timeplan for learners if they have got different level of using digital portfolios?
Discussion 2● Within this research, it analyses that students still need more learning of the new techniques for using and making digital portfolios into a more meaningful document. But a part of todays learners and our future learners are grown up with these new techniques, so will it still be challengeable for them to learn using digital portfolios or maybe they will conduct these tools by their own way? If future students dont need a plenty of courses to teach them how to use a digital tool, what should the tutoring focuses?
Discussion 3● Within this paper, it emphasizes also to focus on learning, but not on the digital portfolios technique itself. But when a new technique comes out, researchers will usually devote plenty time to exercise this new tool for applying it in their research field. But how to get balance between focus on the technique itself and using of the technique for a research purpose. Because it is easy for ones to lose themselves while they become fascinated with something new, and just forget their original purpose.
Discussion 4● By the research, it emphasized that developing a digital portfolios should focus on both authors and audiences needs and learning outcomes and the use of interactivity through exploration of informations. So, have you any other suggestions for a carefully designed framework for developing a digital portfolios?