Implement ePortfolios K-20 with Web 2.0 and Mobile Tools Helen Barrett Cynthia Lucena AAEEBL Conference July 25, 2011 electronicportfolios.org/ slideshare.net/eportfolios/ Hashtag: #eportfolios Account: @eportfolios
Self-Regulated Learning Abrami, P., et. al. (2008), Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, V34(3) Fall 2008. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/viewArticle/507/238 Bl o g Mobiles Web Sites Blog Pages Captions/Journals
The Learning Cycle David Kolb from Dewey, Piaget, Lewin, adapted by Zull
Experiential Learning Model Lewin/Kolb with adaptations by Moon and Zull Try out what you have learned Learn from the experience Reflect on the experience Have an experience Practice Metacognition
“ metacognition lies at the root of all learning” “… self-knowledge, awareness of how and why we think as we do, and the ability to adapt and learn, are critical to our survival as individuals…” James Zull (2011) From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education (Stylus Publishers)
Kids today are captivated by the personalization and socialization of online tools--the ability to build large networks of friends; share their thoughts, feelings, and goals; and communicate as they wish. …And not only is it possible, it's possible anytime and anywhere, via a plethora of devices and widely available cellular and WiFi networks.
The upshot is, these digital natives now have in their hands the tools to shape their own education in once unimagined ways. They have the ability to interact with other learners at their convenience, with differences in time and place presenting no hurdle. They can research, on the spot, any topic of interest. And they can capture the moment , whether it's in a picture, a video, or a blog entry.
-- Mary McCaffrey “Why Mobile is a Must” T.H.E. Journal http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/02/08/why-mobile-is-a-must.aspx
Posted on ePortfolio Conversations Google Group:
Question: How to collect evidence of informal learning rather than formal education.
Response: "Start with SMS [on mobile phones] - it’s the morse code of the present generation... and it works.”
What functions can be achieved with mobile phones for each of these processes?
Capturing & storing evidence - this evidence of learning can be in the form of text, images, audio or video
Reflecting - “the heart and soul of a portfolio” - this reflection could be captured in real time in different formats: writing, voice capture (and voice-to-text conversion), video capture and digital stories
Giving & receiving feedback - one of the most effective uses of a portfolio is to review a learner’s work and providing feedback for improvement
Planning & setting goals - a very important part of the portfolio process is personal development planning and setting goals for achievement
Collaborating - learning is a social activity - technology provides new forms of collaboration
Presenting to an audience - at specific points in the learning process, a learner may put together a presentation of their learning outcomes for an audience, either real or virtual
Mobile Web is becoming the Personal Learning Environment of the “Net Generation”