Upside down ePortfolios: an inside look at ePortfolios at an Australian University<br />Wendy Harper<br />ePortfolio Initi...
QUT and its ethos<br />Approx 40,000 students (14% International)<br />to provide outstanding learning environments and pr...
QUT and its ethos<br />to undertake high-impact research and development in selected areas, at the highest international s...
eLearning Services<br />eLearning Services provides expertise in the application of educational technologies, including QU...
QUT ePortfolio Team<br />
Drivers for Higher Education in Australia<br />Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education Report (Bradley 2008)<br />Wi...
Widening participation<br />A number of initiative to address this objective<br />How can ePortfolio assist?<br />Supporti...
A sample of the engagement with ePortfolio pedagogy at QUT<br />
Screen shot of QUT tool front menu<br />
Our keys to sustained success<br />Reflective practice is at the heart of the QUT ePortfolio model<br />Contextualisation ...
QUT Model of Engagement and Support<br />
A comment on generic skills,assessment and standards<br />QUT Skills and Capabilities<br />Industry competencies e.g Nursi...
Generic Experiences<br />
Student Voice<br />It was great when it came to finding a job...everything was against the nursing competencies so all I h...
Australian ePortfolio Project Toolkit and Concept guides<br />(image of front page of learners concept guide goes in here)...
Australian ePortfolio Project Toolkit and Concept guides<br />Creative Commons Licence<br />http://www.eportfoliopractice....
Professional Staff ePortfolio<br />http://www.hrd.qut.edu.au/ePortfolio/<br />Building a personal ePortfolio can help you ...
Professional Staff ePortfolio<br />Although participation in the QUT Professional Staff ePortfolio is entirely voluntary i...
ePortfolios Australia Conference 2011<br />
Questions?<br />
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Wendy Harper ePortfolio Presentation: “Upside Down ePortfolios?” An Inside Look at ePortfolio Practice at an Australian University

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“Upside Down ePortfolios?”
An Inside Look at ePortfolio Practice at an Australian University

The Australian ePortfolio landscape has transformed in the last 3 years seeing the emergence of innovative practice.This session will cover the Australian ePortfolio context and the drivers that are enabling Australian institutions to move forward with their ePortfolio development including cross-sector collaboration, widening participation, accreditation, and transition. Ms Harper will describe the QUT ePortfolio journey and the lessons learnt that have led to the breadth and depth of practice now realised in her institution. Practical examples will be shared showing the student experience and voice.

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Wendy Harper ePortfolio Presentation: “Upside Down ePortfolios?” An Inside Look at ePortfolio Practice at an Australian University

  1. 1. Upside down ePortfolios: an inside look at ePortfolios at an Australian University<br />Wendy Harper<br />ePortfolio Initiatives Director and eLearning Services Director<br />Queensland University of Technology<br />
  2. 2. QUT and its ethos<br />Approx 40,000 students (14% International)<br />to provide outstanding learning environments and programs that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates, enabling them to work in and guide a world characterised by increasing change<br />
  3. 3. QUT and its ethos<br />to undertake high-impact research and development in selected areas, at the highest international standards, reinforcing our applied emphasis and securing significant commercial and practical outcomes<br />to strengthen and extend our strategic partnerships with professional and broader communities to reflect both our academic ambitions and our civic responsibility. <br />
  4. 4. eLearning Services<br />eLearning Services provides expertise in the application of educational technologies, including QUT Blackboard, ePortfolios, multi-media productions and pedagogical design, in a range of blended learning contexts.<br />
  5. 5. QUT ePortfolio Team<br />
  6. 6. Drivers for Higher Education in Australia<br />Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education Report (Bradley 2008)<br />Widening participation<br />Bring sectors closer together<br />funding<br />Minority Government <br />Disaster recovery impact on budgets e.g. ALTC<br />TEQSA<br />Accreditation of disciplines —threshold concepts<br />
  7. 7. Widening participation<br />A number of initiative to address this objective<br />How can ePortfolio assist?<br />Supporting transition —into, out of, back into employment and education<br />RPL<br />Convergence of sectors<br />Cross sector project<br />Indigenous<br />Ausaid<br />First in family , regional and rural<br />
  8. 8. A sample of the engagement with ePortfolio pedagogy at QUT<br />
  9. 9. Screen shot of QUT tool front menu<br />
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  13. 13. Our keys to sustained success<br />Reflective practice is at the heart of the QUT ePortfolio model<br />Contextualisation of ePortfolio activities for, meeting learning objectives, assessment, and the associated academic support<br />Added value realised in centrally supported ePortfolio program <br />
  14. 14. QUT Model of Engagement and Support<br />
  15. 15. A comment on generic skills,assessment and standards<br />QUT Skills and Capabilities<br />Industry competencies e.g Nursing, Engineering, Education, Social work<br />Breadth vs Targeted<br />
  16. 16. Generic Experiences<br />
  17. 17. Student Voice<br />It was great when it came to finding a job...everything was against the nursing competencies so all I had to do was go over it and it was done...I knew what I had to offer the organisation. <br />Nursing student, 2008<br />I value what QUT has done for me. I still use this [ePortfolio]. I have got two jobs now because of my ePortfolio... I can talk about what I can do because I can reflect on what I have done and think about my experiences. I know what I am capable of. It really is great...I’m going to keep doing it. <br />QUT alumnus, 2008<br />The ePortfolio activities are great… so useful for my career goals. I didn’t know I already knew so much. I didn’t really think about how all these units were contributing to my overall professional development until I had to reflect on them for the ePortfolio presentation... I like that it is being assessed because it is real-world, I am actually learning how to reach my goals. <br />Postgraduate Information Technology student<br />I’ve done so much. I can see how I meet those beginning standards and I will be able to talk to the EdQ [Education Queensland] people about this at my interview. I’ve got really good evidence to back up what I am going to say. I really am looking forward to getting a job.<br />Undergraduate student, 2009<br />If this sort of assessment had been available from the start I would have definitely found it easier... I can see how the students starting now are going to benefit. I have had to really think back to make connections to the early units I’ve already done. I wish we’d had all this right from the start. <br />Engineering student, 2009<br />Having to think about what I have already done in relation to the Queensland Standards has reminded why I wanted to be a teacher... this is really great. <br />Third year student, 2009<br />I’m really excited that I will have access to this forever...I think that’s an awesome idea...it’ll be really useful. <br />QUT nursing graduate, 2008<br />I am able to view at any point in time my personal development and growth as a future member of the law industry, and my experiences recorded in e-Portfolio will prove to be strong evidence of my capabilities. <br />Undergraduate student, 2009<br />Video<br />
  18. 18. Australian ePortfolio Project Toolkit and Concept guides<br />(image of front page of learners concept guide goes in here)<br />
  19. 19. Australian ePortfolio Project Toolkit and Concept guides<br />Creative Commons Licence<br />http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/information2/toolkit/index.jsp<br />List of guides<br />Learners<br />Academics<br />IT and T&L support staff<br />Privacy (Learner, Academic, Institution)<br />Institutional Managers<br />Employers/Professional Associations<br />Staff/Employees<br />
  20. 20. Professional Staff ePortfolio<br />http://www.hrd.qut.edu.au/ePortfolio/<br />Building a personal ePortfolio can help you to develop a deeper awareness of yourself and your abilities. Reflecting on and recording your experiences will help you to recognise and review the knowledge and skills that you've developed as a result of those experiences. You'll also be better able to identify any skill areas in need of improvement. <br />
  21. 21. Professional Staff ePortfolio<br />Although participation in the QUT Professional Staff ePortfolio is entirely voluntary it can be used to enhance the process of Performance, Planning and Review for Professional Staff (PPR-PS) by recording your annual objectives and progress towards goals within the ePortfolio application and by informing discussions with your supervisor about areas requiring development and appropriate development opportunities. <br />When applying for secondments, promotions or even external positions, prospective employers will ask you for evidence of the skills and attributes they are looking for...<br />
  22. 22. ePortfolios Australia Conference 2011<br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />

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