Wendy Harper QUT ePortfolio 03-29-2011


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Wendy Harper QUT ePortfolio 03-29-2011

  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 />