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  • 1. University of British Columbia (UBC) Portfolio Community of Practice ePortfolio Communities of Practices: Sharing Strategies for Collaboration
      • Roselynn Verwoord, Community of Practice Developer – Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth
      • Catherine Paul, Community of Practice Facilitator – Office of Learning Technology
  • 2.      Agenda
      • Welcome & Introductions
      • History, Definitions and Hopes of CoP
      • Current UBC Portfolio project examples 
      • Roundtable discussions
      • Closing, feedback and follow-up
  • 3. Brief History of  UBC Portfolio Community of Practice
      • Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.  
      • A 3-year campus-wide initiative 2003-2006
      • TLEF funded (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund)
      • investigated the pedagogical benefits & resource implications of implementing e-portfolios for multiple purposes & contexts (course, program, personal)
      • 13 projects from multiple disciplines
      • 2000 students, 91 instructors and 37 staff
      • strong community of practice (CoP) in parallel
  • 4. Successes 
      • cross-faculty collaboration
      • research component
      • engaged different areas of academic environment
      • encouraged informal learning spaces for students
      • deep learning
  • 5. ePortfolio Pilot @ UBC
  • 6.  
  • 7. Challenges during pilot
      • technology (no one size fits all!)
      • sustained support
      • add-on rather than integration
      • increased workload for instructors and students
  • 8. New directions
      • currently reviving the Portfolio Community of Practice, a collaborative coordination effort (Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth & Office of Learning Technology)
      • regular meetings; highlighting work members are doing
      • collecting stories
      • collaborating on workshops
      • developing resources and a new online space
  • 9.      Examples from community
  • 10.    Questions for roundtable discussion
      • Introduce yourself: name & institution
      • What is a challenge/hurdle you are facing in your Institution/Department using portfolios?
      • How do we encourage leadership within a community of practice?
      • How do we embrace diversity within a community and engage people at different levels of expertise?
      • How can we encourage interaction and learning around portfolios in an online environment?
  • 11. Sustaining community
      • Figure: Cambridge, et al (2005) components that make up the iterative ‘rhythm’ of a community
      • foster collaborative projects;
      • send people to events; builds prestige and encourages these members to give back to community
      • don’t forget the important role of coordinator
  • 12. Resources
      • **New online presence currently under construction!
      • General UBC ePortfolio info
        • https://www.elearning.ubc.ca - click on ePortfolio
      • Examples in this session:
        • Education Portfolio site: http://efolio.educ.ubc.ca/cpaul/efolio-support/
        • General Context: http://efolio.educ.ubc.ca/whyandhow/
      • Teaching Portfolios:
        • http://www.tag.ubc.ca/resources/teachingportfolios/
  • 13. Contact information Catherine Paul  Community of Practice Facilitator  Office of Learning Technology [email_address] (604) 827-5650 Roselynn Verwoord Community of Practice Developer  Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth [email_address] (604) 822-0831