ePortfolios 101


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  • The slide was there as an intro before I demonstrated my own use of eportfolios from 2000-2009, not as an end point of what eportfolios should be.
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  • Nick, An excellent set of slides, beautifully prepared!

    However, I do question your slide #7 'Individual online blog portfolios'. I have always contended that a good e-Portfolio tool should be more than a blog. I just wonder what your thinking/explanation is of the phrase.

    Ray T
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ePortfolios 101

  1. 1. ePortfolios 101 Nick Rate nick.rate@core-ed.net http://nickrate.com
  2. 2. ePortfolios 101 •Attempt to define •Look at the purpose •Unpack the types •Why? Look at the benefits •Process •Selecting an ePortfolio Tool •Questions to consider... •Shaping your requirements...
  3. 3. The ePortfolio as a Container: ...uses electronic technologies as the container, allowing students/teachers to collect and organize portfolio artifacts in many media types (audio, video, graphics, text)... Barrett, 2005
  4. 4. The ePortfolio as a Process: “...what is produced when persons collect, select, reflectively interpret, and/or present their own evidence to support their assertions about what they have learned, know and can or should do...” Cambridge, 2003
  5. 5. “...ideas of what an e-portfolio 'is' are complex and to an extent the definition and purpose will vary depending on the perspective from which a particular person is approaching the concept...” http://www.flickr.com/photos/darthdowney/ JISC ePortfolio Infokit
  6. 6. Derek Wenmoth
  7. 7. Exploring eportfolios: from: 2000: Whole class ‘digital yearbook’ on CD to: 2009: Individual online blog portfolios www.flickr.com/photos/dustpuppy/
  8. 8. “...gives schools the flexibility to design and deliver programmes that will engage all students and offer them appropriate learning pathways.” The New Zealand Curriculum
  9. 9. Do you use... “...teaching approaches that consistently have a positive impact on student learning...” http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ The New Zealand Curriculum
  10. 10. Do you have... “...assessment for the purpose of improving student learning...” http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ The New Zealand Curriculum
  11. 11. Do you use... “...elearning to open up new and different ways of learning...” http://www.flickr.com/photos/47899590@N00/ The New Zealand Curriculum
  12. 12. Do you see... “...parents and caregivers as key partners...” http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ The New Zealand Curriculum
  13. 13. Do you have... “...programmes that will engage all students...” http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ The New Zealand Curriculum
  14. 14. Are your students... “...connected...” www.flickr.com/photos/saschaaa The New Zealand Curriculum
  15. 15. effective pedagogy motivate & engage ePortfolios parent involvement effective assessment connected learners elearning www.flickr.com/photos/taniwha
  16. 16. ePortfolios The Accountability ePortfolio The The Process Showcase ePortfolio ePortfolio www.flickr.com/photos/96dpi
  17. 17. The Process ePortfolio Supports students towards achieving their learning goals. www.flickr.com/photos/viernest
  18. 18. The Showcase ePortfolio Celebrates learning outcomes & shows the highest level of achievement. www.flickr.com/photos/made2serve
  19. 19. The Accountability ePortfolio Documents learning for achievement www.flickr.com/photos/abbyladybug of specific outcomes or standards.
  20. 20. Benefits... “The use of multimedia tools is one strategy that involves and engages learners.” http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ Barrett, 2005
  21. 21. “...opens wide the possibilities for reflections... in action, before action, after action, in solitude, in consultation with peers, in consultation with instructors... written, spoken, videotaped, or graphically represented...” http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ Riedinger., 2006
  22. 22. social networking ...the potential of the learning landscape and eportfolio-related tools are features thatfacilitate and enhance the making of connections and the linking together of people, ideas, resources and learning... Tosh et al., 2006
  23. 23. “...it is the quality, not just the quantity, of feedback that merits our closest attention.” http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ Sadler, 1998
  24. 24. “...the e-portfolio recognises that learning is continuing and seeks to provide tools to support that learning.” MOSEP 2007
  25. 25. “...students can literally carry their eportfolio around with them and update it at any time in any place.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/ MOSEP, 2007
  26. 26. ...to define e-Portfolios as a process, rather than just a product or a technological system. Attwell, 2007
  27. 27. Collect Project purpose Select Reflect Collect & organise Project Select learning Interject personality Reflect metacognitively Inspect to self-assess Perfect & evaluate Connect & conference Inject/Eject personality Respect accomplishments http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/ Burke, Fogarty & Belgrade (1994)
  28. 28. Helen Barrett
  29. 29. Nick’s AFL & ePortfolio Cycle Exemplars, creating LI, SC, Students working towards matrices/rubrics Future learning new goals in their learning 1st draft “finished” teachers example of writing peers Feed back Learning Feed back Learning artifact story artifact video & feed & feed demonstrated board demonstrated self forward & forward & reflection in portfolio reflection in portfolio brainstorm 2nd draft family
  30. 30. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution
  31. 31. Should an eportfolio include all aspects of a student’s life and learning? www.flickr.com/photos/pasq
  32. 32. What happens when a student leaves school? Moves to a new class? Transfers? www.flickr.com/photos/bigtallguy
  33. 33. Who retains ownership and control? www.flickr.com/photos/sveinhal
  34. 34. Open to the world? www.flickr.com/photos/willfuller
  35. 35. Are your parents and teachers ready? http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/
  36. 36. How do your current internet & computer use policies cater for eportfolios and use of Web 2.0 tools?
  37. 37. Will your eportfolios play a role in reporting achievement against the National Standards?
  38. 38. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution Purpose and Perspectives Student Parents ePortfolio Solution School Teacher Management/ Leadership Government Policy?
  39. 39. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution Parent/School Students Teacher Leadership Communty Purpose: Non-Negotiable Criteria/features: What capability does the eportfolio need to support this purpose? Additional criteria/features: What else do you want to be able to do?
  40. 40. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution Parent / Students Teacher Leadership School Com Purpose: • Support assessment for learning. (criteria, feedback, feedforward, peer/self- assessment, reflection) • Celebrate and share achievement. • Ownership of learning Non-Negotiable Criteria/features: What capability does the eportfolio need to support this purpose? • Upload/embed post learning examples (photos, movies, Web 2.0 creations) • Allow comments • Ability to customise/personalise Additional criteria/features: What else do you want to be able to do? Student retains ownership even if leaving or transferring schools.
  41. 41. ePortfolio Management... In order to be effective and support the process of student learning, eportfolios: •need to be embedded into your teaching and learning. •require a high level of access to technology. •you need to set time aside for students to first learn how and then to actively reflect and give feedback on learning. Start small, and work your way up. Get students actively blogging in a class blog and move on to individual spaces
  42. 42. ePortfolio Management... ePortfolios do not add to your workload. Instead you will need to change some of the ways you: • give feedback • facilitate reflection • engage students in self and peer assessments and • you need to adapt learning and teaching so that the process and outcomes can be shared digitally within the eportfolio platform.
  43. 43. What else? “Learning that mlearning happens moblogging across mfolios locations, or mportfolios that takes advantage of learning opportunities offered by portable technologies.” Wikipedia http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/
  44. 44. “...students can literally carry their eportfolio around with them and update it at any time in any place.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/ MOSEP, 2007
  45. 45. Where to for me... ePortfolios & National Standards ePortfolios & mobile technologies ePortfolios & live streaming www.flickr.com/photos/opacity