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ePortfolios: Kainui ICTPD Cluster Conference


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  • 1. ePortfolios Nick Rate
  • 2. ePortfolios • Define eportfolios • Look at a purpose • Unpack the types • Why? Look at some benefits • A possible process • Selecting an eportfolio tool • Questions to consider... • Your criteria • Shaping your requirements... • Future directions
  • 3. ePortfolios: A definition... What is your current definition of an eportfolio?
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. “...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...” JISC ePortfolio Infokit
  • 7. ePortfolios: The purpose... What are you trying to achieve by implementing ePortfolios?
  • 8. “ schools the flexibility to design and deliver programmes that will engage all students and offer them appropriate learning pathways.” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 9. Do you use... “...teaching approaches that consistently have a positive impact on student learning...” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 10. Do you have... “...assessment for the purpose of improving student learning...” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 11. Do you use... “...elearning to open up new and different ways of learning...” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 12. Do you see... “...parents and caregivers as key partners...” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 13. Do you have... “...programmes that will engage all students...” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 14. Does feedback on learning... “...develop strategies for self- monitoring and collaborative evaluation of their performance in relation to suitable criteria.” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 15. Are your students... “...connected...” The New Zealand Curriculum
  • 16. effective pedagogy motivation & engagement parent involvement ePortfolios effective assessment connected learners feedback elearning
  • 17. ePortfolios: Types... What are you trying to achieve by implementing ePortfolios?
  • 18. ePortfolios The Accountability ePortfolio The The Process Showcase ePortfolio ePortfolio
  • 19. The Process ePortfolio Supports students towards achieving their learning goals.
  • 20. The Showcase ePortfolio Celebrates learning outcomes & shows the highest level of achievement.
  • 21. The Accountability ePortfolio Documents learning for achievement of specific outcomes or standards.
  • 22. ePortfolios: Benefits... What can ePortfolios offer the learner?
  • 23. “The use of multimedia tools is one strategy that involves and engages learners.” Barrett, 2005
  • 24. “...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...” Riedinger., 2006
  • 25. 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
  • 26. “ is the quality, not just the quantity, of feedback that merits our closest attention.” Sadler, 1998
  • 27. “...supporting the general process of reflection, self-evaluation and action planning for lifelong learning...” MOSEP 2007
  • 28. “...students can literally carry their eportfolio around with them and update it at any time in any place.” MOSEP, 2007
  • 29. define e-Portfolios as a process, rather than just a product or a technological system. Attwell, 2007
  • 30. ePortfolios: Process... What do eportfolios look like in action?
  • 31. 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 Burke, Fogarty & Belgrade (1994)
  • 32. ePortfolio Learning 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 embedded in board embedded in self forward & forward & reflection portfolio reflection portfolio brainstorm 2nd draft family
  • 33. ePortfolio Learning Cycle Exemplars, creating LI, SC, Students working towards matrices/rubrics new goals in their learning Feed back Learning & feed artifact forward & embedded in reflection portfolio
  • 34. ePortfolios: The tools... What technologies make it happen?
  • 35. ePortfolios: The ‘container’...
  • 36. ePortfolios: The tools... But, have you thought about these...?
  • 37. Should an eportfolio include all aspects of a student’s life and learning?
  • 38. What happens when a student leaves school? Moves to a new class? Transfers?
  • 39. Who retains ownership and control?
  • 40. Open to the world?
  • 41. Are your parents and teachers ready?
  • 42. Do your current internet & computer use policies cater for eportfolios and use of Web 2.0 tools?
  • 43. Will your eportfolios play a role in reporting achievement against the National Standards?
  • 44. Do you need a packaged solution or is a mash-up of Web 2.0 tools OK?
  • 45. ePortfolios: The criteria... What would your criteria be for selecting an eportfolio solution?
  • 46. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution Purpose and Perspectives Student Parents ePortfolio Solution School Teacher Management/ Leadership Government Policy?
  • 47. 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?
  • 48. 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.
  • 49. Web based (anywhere, anytime) Web 2.0 tool integration Ability to comment, reflect & feedforward Ability to demonstrate learning Facilitate social networking Secure User friendly Aesthetics User storage space Manageability Expandability Level of technical know how required Availability of technical support Cost Access/edit from mobile device
  • 50. 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
  • 51. 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.
  • 52. mlearning “Learning that happens across locations, or that takes advantage of learning opportunities offered by portable technologies.” Wikipedia
  • 53. “...students can literally carry their eportfolio around with them and update it at any time in any place.” MOSEP, 2007
  • 54. ePortfolios ➡ National Standards ePortfolios ➡ mobile technologies ePortfolios ➡ live streaming ePortfolios ➡ No container necessary, just mash