Learning And Teaching Portfolios


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Learning And Teaching Portfolios

  1. 1. Electronic “Learning & Teaching Portfolios“ HL FAA WS 2008 - 09
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>What is a portfolio ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an ePortfolio ? (examples) </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolios in the context of European initiatives and programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Types of ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple dimensions of ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Design of ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Added value of ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Future perspectives </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a portfolio ? A portfolio is a purposeful, meaningful collection of student work. This collection tells a story about the student's developmental growth , achievements and progress over time . All portfolios, regardless of type and purpose, are based upon the principles of students' collecting, selecting, and reflecting upon their work . All portfolios serve as windows on learning , enabling an audience to see a rich and complex view of student accomplishment , supported by authentic samples of student work . They are effective devices for communicating student achievement to parents, to teachers, and even to external reviewers such as employers and colleges. If portfolios become nothing more than storage containers for student work, their full potential is not realized. From: “What is a Portfolio ?” http://www.iloveteaching.com/tchweb/portfolio/def.htm
  4. 4. What is an ePortfolio ? <ul><li>An ePortfolio is a personal digital collection of information describing and illustrating a person‘s learning, career, experience and achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolios are privately owned, and the owner has complete control over who has access to what and when. </li></ul><ul><li> EIfel 2005 website </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eife-l.org/portfolio </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ePortfolios at PA/PH Baden Electronic language portfolios as learning portfolios ? Electronic teaching portfolios ? Electronic presentation portfolios ? Electronic assessment portfolios ? PA Baden: combination of several elements
  6. 6. ePortfolios: European context <ul><li>European Council & Commission: use of ICT in education and training, improvement of learning processes </li></ul><ul><li>EIfEL / European Institute for E-Learning: Europortfolio </li></ul><ul><li>http://events.eife-l.org/events/2008/newsflash0808-2/view </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of ePortfolios <ul><li>Personal portfolio: eFolio, Webfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Group / class / college portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Student / teacher portfolio </li></ul>
  8. 8. Multiple dimensions of ePortfolio <ul><li>Motivational tool: “quality booster“ ? </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental tool: personal development,self-awareness, self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Documentational tool: life-long learning, CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective tool: e.g.reflection on own learner type, learning processes, on specialist literature & implications for own work etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment tool: formative / summative </li></ul><ul><li>Communicative tool: Networks, interest groups </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student & Teacher portfolios (Click on the website !)
  10. 10. Examples
  11. 11. Student portfolio / Sekundarstufe I Lower Secondary School (Click on the website ! Username: mhuber)
  12. 12. Towards a Future that Works The Dutch Committee on Labour Market Participation has recently produced a policy document entitled „ Towards a future that works“ recommending a digital portfolio for every member of the labour force.
  13. 13. Design of ePortfolios <ul><li>Office software: e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MS Powerpoint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MS Frontpage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional / commercial software </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mahara: http://www.mahara.at </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OSPI: http://www.osportfolio.org/ (free !) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eduspaces: http://eduspaces.net/gerlindeb/profile / (free !) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Protopage: http://www.protopage.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PUPILPAGES: http://www.pupilpages.com/ (subscription !) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(30-day free demo-version) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. ePortfolio based on professional software (Click on website ! Username: GBuchberger or mhuber)
  15. 15. PUPILPAGES / ePortfolio <ul><li>If you want to explore a sample ePortfolio or a ‘virtual‘ student portfolio, go to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pupilpages.com/welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the usernames: </li></ul><ul><li>mhuber (student portfolio) </li></ul><ul><li>GBuchberger (teacher portolio) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Added Value of ePortfolios <ul><li>Holistic perspective: owner‘s interests, talents, skills, likes/dislikes, discourse communities, resources, links ... </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of media: text, pictures, sound, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible tool: artifacts can be easily updated </li></ul><ul><li>Portability: can be uploaded to the Internet or saved on a USB stick / DVD easily; portability across applications </li></ul>
  17. 17. Future perspectives <ul><li>Development of standards for ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portability across applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparability across organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability with a variety of information systems, organisations and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Darren Cambridge, George Mason University) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing effective reflection with ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Community-building with ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting informal learning: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlETGJ0mnno&eurl=http ://internettime.pbwiki.com/The+Book </li></ul>
  18. 18. Future perspectives <ul><li>Ambitious aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Empowering the individual for a learning society“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In 2010 every citizen will have an ePortfolio“ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unrealistic ? See a Welsh example: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.careerswales.com </li></ul>
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