E Portfolio Tools For Reflective Practice In Initial Teacher


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On 18th June 2009, Judith Davies and Robyn Drinkwater gave a presentation at the University of Reading's own "Futureproofing PDP and e-Portfolio Developments" Event, discussing the findings of the focus group that was run earlier in the year.

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E Portfolio Tools For Reflective Practice In Initial Teacher

  1. 1. E-Portfolio Tools for Reflective Practice in Initial Teacher Training From Blackboard to Web 2.0 Judith Davies, Guy Pursey & Robyn Drinkwater 5 February 2010
  2. 2. E-Portfolios: Original Objectives <ul><li>To Investigate the Transfer of a Successful Paper PDP to and E-Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>To Increase Learning Effectiveness by Reflecting and Articulating Goals from Different Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>To Model Professionalism and Encourage Life - Long Learning </li></ul><ul><li>To Enhance the Collection of Evidence Towards ITT Standards Through ICT </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-Portfolios: Pilot Outcomes <ul><li>Trainees Made Effective Use of Electronic Record Keeping, Tracking Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of Increased Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Trainees Acknowledged Development of Transferable Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors Identified Examples of Best Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Required E-Portfolio Content Refined </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of E-Portfolios <ul><li>Tutors Have Opportunities to Apply A f L Through the Reflective Process </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Facility Increases Flexibility in the Collection of Multi – Media Evidence for ITT Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing E-Portfolios With Prospective Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Foundation Stage Assessment and Learning Platforms </li></ul>
  5. 5. E-Portfolios in the NQT Year? <ul><li>Lack of Time Prevents NQTs Engaging With E-Portfolios? </li></ul><ul><li>Is There a Lack of Confidence in ICT Skills to Develop an E-Portfolio? </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Motivation & Understanding of the Potential of E-Portfolios ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is There a Lack of Knowledge About Open Source/Web 2.0 E-Portfolio Tools? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer from Blackboard an Issue? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A project funded by the TDA allowed these points to be explored </li></ul>
  6. 6. Evaluation Criteria <ul><li>Type of Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Compatibility with Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of Uploading Documents / File Space </li></ul><ul><li>Is it Open Source? </li></ul><ul><li>Can it be Shared? </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Create Multiple Areas/Artefacts </li></ul>
  7. 7. Helen Barratt’s Website
  8. 8. Web 2.0 Tools Evaluated
  9. 9. Evaluation of Web 2.0 Tools: Issues <ul><li>Limited File Space </li></ul><ul><li>How to Keep Files Together for Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Links Could be Lost </li></ul><ul><li>Some Tools Felt Dated </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Changes in the Design of the Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Incompatibility With Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Transportability of E-Portfolios </li></ul>
  10. 10. Focus Group Outcomes <ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools Identified as Appropriate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edublog, PB Wiki and Google </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ Responses After Hands – On Session with Web 2.0 Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather Evidence for Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing Potential Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence for TDA Standards and Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Restricted Web Access From Schools </li></ul>
  11. 11. For the Future ....... <ul><li>Provide Information About Web 2.0 E-Portfolio Tools / Transfer From Bb for PGCE Primary Trainees in July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The Level of Understanding About E-Portfolios and Learning Appears Low </li></ul><ul><li>Implications of E-Learning Platforms in Schools - Requirement from 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios – Embedded in a VLE or Web 2.0 Tools for All? </li></ul>