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The Promise and Practicalities of e-Portfolios: Getting Blackboard to Deliver

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A presentation given at the Ninth Annual Durham Blackboard Users' Conference on the innovations made concerning the Blackboard Basic Portfolio tool at the University of Reading.

A presentation given at the Ninth Annual Durham Blackboard Users' Conference on the innovations made concerning the Blackboard Basic Portfolio tool at the University of Reading.

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  • 1. The promise and practicalities of e-portfolios: Getting Blackboard to deliver Guy Pursey & Nicola Langton 8 January 2009
  • 2. Outline
    • Setting the scene
    • ‘Adapting’ Blackboard
    • Early evaluation
    • Where next?
    • Discussion: Adopt or adapt?
  • 3. Setting the scene
    • Blackboard since 2000
    • Academic Suite in 2006
    • Currently on Version 8
  • 4. Setting the scene Personal Tutor Meetings Blackboard PDP PAR PDP
  • 5. iLearn
    • 2007/8
    • 4 pilots
    • Approx. 700 students
    • All using portfolios
    • All need training in Freshers’ Week…
    • … and support throughout the year!
  • 6. Setting the scene
    • Issues with Blackboard’s Basic Portfolios…
    • Technical
    • Pedagogical
    • Aesthetic
  • 7. Setting the scene
    • Solutions…
    • Other systems
    • “ Personal Portfolios”
    • Improving help guides
    • Adapting what we have…?
  • 8. iLearn in Blackboard
  • 9. Individual Learner Profile
  • 10. Initial changes
    • Step-by-step pop-up help
    • Files stored in the Content System
    • Link direct to tools from course
  • 11. Adapting Blackboard
    • Sticking with Blackboard
    • Want closer integration between tool and course
    • Something to ease training and support
  • 12. Enter stage-left… addPageToPortfolio.jsp
  • 13. New entry point
  • 14. Your first portfolio…
  • 15. Preview
  • 16. Enhancements
    • Step-by-step help
    • Preview buttons
    • Some automated fields
    • Built-in questionnaire
  • 17. Individual Learner Profile
  • 18. Evaluation
    • 3 surveys
    • 4 focus groups
    • First Year Responses
    • 135 out of around 3000 (4.5%)
    • Staff Reponses
    • 50 out of 700 (7.1%)
  • 19. Success…?
    • Very little training
    • Workshops easier
    • Minimal queries
  • 20. Issues
    • Some technical issues
    • Some confusion
    • Staff engagement
    • Future-proof?
  • 21. What and where next?
    • Basic improvements (more colour, etc)
    • Web 2.0?
    • Staff-student collaboration?
  • 22. Adopt or adapt?
    • … or, of course, any other questions.
  • 23. Thanks for listening!
    • E-mail: [email_address]