A Universal e-Portfolio?

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  • A Universal e-Portfolio?

    1. 1. Presentation for iLearning Forum Paris 2008 <ul><li>A short CV </li></ul><ul><li>Defining an e-Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Some External Influences </li></ul><ul><li>27 Metaphors </li></ul><ul><li>The Present Situation </li></ul>
    2. 3. We bring a 19 th century mindset to a 21 st century technology….
    3. 4. We bring a 19 th century mindset to a 21 st century technology…. and then wonder why we can see no benefit of using the technology.
    4. 5. ‘ By spring 2008 the DCSF expects your learners to have access to a personal online learning space.’ BECTA: the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
    5. 6. ‘ By spring 2008 the DCSF expects your learners to have access to a personal online learning space.’ BECTA: ‘… .with the potential to support an e-portfolio (provided by their local authority)’ the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
    6. 7. ‘ By spring 2008 the DCSF expects your learners to have access to a personal online learning space.’ BECTA: ‘… .with the potential to support an e-portfolio (provided by their local authority)’ the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency … .to support assessment for learning, personalisation….
    7. 8. ‘ By spring 2008 the DCSF expects your learners to have access to a personal online learning space.’ BECTA: ‘… .with the potential to support an e-portfolio (provided by their local authority)’ the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency Learner engagement…. e-portfolios…. Tools and services - providing communication tools such as email, messaging, discussion forums and blogs. … .to support assessment for learning, personalisation….
    8. 9. Learning Platform DEMOS On top of everything else, just one pressure too many for teachers ? Plagiarism Viruses LSAs Teachers Internet Access Standard Desktop Central Government Local Authorities Parents DCSF Lack of Technicians Inclusion Niace SSAT Becta OfSTED M.I.S. Higher Education Further Education Professional Associations Employers B S F Naace Home Tuition Alternative O/Systems Web3.0 Web2.0 Futurelab Tomlinson Report Independent Schools Mobile Technologies 2020 Vision OSS ROSLA 2 Software Houses QCA Report Leitch Review EEP Roadmap SocITm Teacher Training Legacy hardware Freedom’s Orphans Every Child Matters Extended Schools
    9. 10. Schools & Lifelong Learning The voices that advise on e-Portfolio implementation ? Local Community Groups & National Initiatives Commercial Training & Assessment Bodies Universities & Industry Writers & Researchers Vendors & Local Authorities
    10. 11. Authors and Researchers <ul><li>Some very creative writers, </li></ul><ul><li>Research mainly about HE and too much introspection, </li></ul><ul><li>Few researchers understand the needs of schools, </li></ul><ul><li>Little ‘future-gazing’, </li></ul><ul><li>Limited understanding of Lifelong, Lifewide Learning, </li></ul><ul><li>No references to the ‘digital divide’ </li></ul>
    11. 12. Vendors & Local Authorities <ul><li>Few have a good understanding, </li></ul><ul><li>Salesmen make it all sound proved and tested, </li></ul><ul><li>35 different solutions all different, </li></ul><ul><li>Many impractical, </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of interoperability, </li></ul><ul><li>Too much chasing after fame, </li></ul><ul><li>Systems not portable. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Training & Assessment Bodies <ul><li>Very specific needs, </li></ul><ul><li>All different, </li></ul><ul><li>Assumption of independence, </li></ul><ul><li>Replicating the 19 th century, </li></ul><ul><li>Not interoperable, </li></ul><ul><li>Not portable. </li></ul>
    13. 14. Universities <ul><li>Systems developed for specific courses of study thus highly content laden, </li></ul><ul><li>Highly structured for PDP, </li></ul><ul><li>Many functions missing, </li></ul><ul><li>Limited understanding of Lifelong, Lifewide Learning, </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusively academic, </li></ul><ul><li>No references to the ‘digital divide’. </li></ul>
    14. 15. Industry <ul><li>Specific formats for different sectors, </li></ul><ul><li>Limited understanding of Lifelong, Lifewide Learning, </li></ul><ul><li>Only the larger industries provided for, </li></ul><ul><li>No references to the ‘digital divide’. </li></ul>
    15. 16. Local & National Communities <ul><li>Needs of families and minorities not addressed, </li></ul><ul><li>National issues not served, </li></ul><ul><li>Political priorities create individualistic solutions and differing criteria but not heard outside of mainland Europe. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Schools & LLL <ul><li>Schools under extreme pressure, </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of the elderly not recognised, </li></ul><ul><li>Rural and digital access issues not a priority, </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of accessibility generally not addressed, </li></ul>
    17. 18. The voices that shout loudest and longest dominate? Commercial Training & Assessment Bodies Schools & Lifelong Learning Local Community Groups & National Initiatives Writers & Researchers Vendors, Schools & Local Authorities Universities & Industry
    18. 19. JISC: 'An e-portfolio is a purposeful aggregation of digital items – ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback etc., which 'presents' a selected audience with evidence of a person's learning and/or ability.' Joint Information System Committee for UK higher and further education
    19. 20. JISC: Learners create ‘presentational’ e-portfolios through the use of e-portfolio tools or systems, and in the process can be inherently supported to develop one or more key skills such as collecting, selecting, reflecting, sharing, collaborating, annotating and presenting.’ Joint Information System Committee for UK higher and further education
    20. 21. JISC: Learners draw from both informal and formal learning activities to create their e-portfolios, which are personally managed and owned by the learner, and where items can be selectively shared with other parties such as peers, teachers, assessors or employers. Joint Information System Committee for UK higher and further education
    21. 22. My personal information manager
    22. 23. Idea from a dissertation by Eva de Lera, University of Cataluña Some of the pressures that face the e-learner learn and pass work information overload motivation context situation personal preferences rational community family stress night study
    23. 24. Idea from a dissertation by Eva de Lera, University of Cataluña Addressing the issues that face the e-learner is the key contexts needs pleasure social physical fun interests cognitive aesthetics rational aspirational intellectual desires feelings expectations
    24. 25. From Helen Barrett Mirror Map Sonnet A Theoretical Act Story Journey Laboratory Test Showcase Celebration of Learning Across the Lifespan Comparison with Financial Portfolios Campfires around which we tell our stories My digital clone My work companion My butler My dashboard My planner Toothbrush My IPR manager Caterpillar Confessional Kaleidoscope Window(s) Tail-end-Charlie Gatekeeper Constant Companion Festival
    25. 26. Showcasing – via permissions to different audiences Customisation – menus, pages, fonts, graphics, avatars Gatekeeper – a ‘filter’ on what to present and for how long Mentoring – ‘academic God-parents’ – long-term support Collaboration – safely with peers in group-projects etc Favourites – my shortcuts or URLs organised graphically Personal Organisation – an electronic ‘Planner’ or ‘Diary’ Planning – both formal and informal, drafting or odd jottings Feedback – from ‘friends’ and teachers, surveys and polls Reflection – a place for quiet contemplation even confession Monitoring – a personal log of grades, comments, responses Assessment – what I do, how I do it – incl Multiple Intelligences
    26. 28. Presentation for iLearning Forum Paris 2008 Not communicated to schools, Demanded but not defined, Immense for those at point of use, Introspective and not always good, A must read, but public not aware, The essence of e-Portfolio work, NOT recognised by many, The only ‘5-95’ solution. Vision: Expectation: Pressures: Research: Metaphors: Assessment: 10 Imperatives: eFolio:
    27. 29. Presentation for iLearning Forum Paris 2008 Any Questions? E: [email_address]

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