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BLENDING E-PORTFOLIOS INTOTEACHER DELIVERY PLANS!Facilitated discussion with Coach Carole
E-PORTFOLIO FORUM: FOCUS GROUP Share: Achievements in creating and maintaining your own e-portfolios Experiences in assisting teachers to create their own e-portfolios Discuss: Successful methods for implementing e-portfolios for teachers Best practice in blending e-portfolios into teacher delivery plans
VISION FOR E-PORTFOLIOS1. All teachers should create and maintain an e- portfolio for Reflective Practice2. E-portfolio process should be built into the delivery of all courses3. All students should design and build their own ongoing e-portfolios4. Students should use e-portfolios as Individual Learning Plans
E-PORTFOLIO VIDEO CASE STUDIES https://sites.google.com/site/epcoplearnspace/hom e/e-portfolio-case-studies
PD STRATEGIES FOR E-PORTFOLIOS Design and develop an E-portfolios Massive Open Online Course: EpCoP MOOC Provide a pathway to undertaking further training in E-portfolios Design and develop an elective for TAE on E- portfolios: Reflect and Connect CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice Design and develop specific professional development opportunities for Managing E- portfolios Mahoodle: the Moodle / Mahara connection
RECENT PROJECT STRATEGIES: E-portfolio Video Case Studies (eWorks) Recorded webinar and video exemplars for embedding e-portfolios in large organisations Synthesising and showcasing the key recommendations, lessons learned and guidelines (see slides 7-9) E-portfolio Digital Capability Programs (Vanguard Visions) Support for professionals in Mahara E-portfolios Webinar support in Blackboard Collaborate
TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION Get buy-in from key stakeholders in your organisation - managers, teachers and learners. Ensure that e-portfolios are included as part of the strategic direction of the organisation. Ensure that the choice of e-portfolio system will integrate well with other organisational systems. Support and fund strategic training of a group of e-portfolio champions Include e-portfolios in the ongoing professional development program for teachers and the induction process for learners. Rollout e-portfolios systematically across the organisation in a timely manner Embrace and promote the e-portfolio approach at all levels in the organisation Conduct regular and strategic reviews of the e-portfolio system and its impact on stakeholders.
GUIDELINES FOR EMBEDDING E-PORTFOLIOS Be specific about the purpose of the e-portfolios for learners in courses and across all their learning experiences. Introduce e-portfolios in a range of subjects or courses and show teachers how best to integrate it into their delivery and assessment. Involve other key personnel in the process e.g. Careers, Library Emphasise the benefits of e-portfolios for reflecting on courses and supporting lifelong learning. Ensure that access to learner e-portfolios is made easy and engaging, as well as support learners through templates and clear instructions Use e-portfolios as Individual Learning Plans for learners Mentor teachers and learners in how to integrate e- portfolios into their key assessments. Use e-portfolios to provide a better connection between the classroom and the workplace. Use e-portfolios to provide greater personalisation and customisation, and to create optimum learning pathways
BUSINESS CASE RECOMMENDATIONS Emphasise the cost benefits of using e-portfolios to all stakeholders eg saving of time Provide information to prospective employers about the e-portfolio approach at your organisation. Prepare a staged Action Plan that involves key stakeholders and requires regular reporting on progress. Ensure that the e-portfolio system provides security and privacy for learner content Enable portability of learner e-portfolios across the organisation and beyond. Create a Communications Plan and clearly identify who the stakeholders are in the e-portfolio implementation process. Ensure a clear liaison with teacher learning centres and management for consistent implementation and reporting. Enable a process of collecting data on e-portfolio usage and analyse for continual improvement. Promote the e-portfolio approach outside of the organisation as a marketing process. Build and maintain an integration between the workplace and the learning organisation via e-portfolios.
TAKE-AWAY QUESTIONS What implementation process would work at your place? What strategies would initiate buy-in from your teachers? What benefits would engage and sustain your learner take up?