Using social media for ePortfolios<br />Dr. Stella Porto<br />Master of Distance Education & E-LearningGraduate School of ...
Agenda<br />Introduction<br />ePortfolios defined<br />Background & context<br />Eportfolios in the MDE<br />Challenges & ...
ePortfolios defined<br />
ePortfolio defined<br />Electronic version of portfolios<br />Collection of artifacts in different digital media;<br />Ser...
Background: the MDE <br />
Context:The program<br />The MDE focus on developing managers and leaders in the areas of e-learning & distance education ...
ePortfolios in the MDE:Goals & process<br />Development Process<br /><ul><li> Students' journeys and growth in the DE field
 The MDE ePortfolio will:
Portray students’ qualifications
Demonstrate students’ knowledge and skills in a variety of DE contexts. </li></li></ul><li>ePortfolios in the MDE:Earlier ...
ePortfolios in the MDE:Earlier Challenges<br />Possible answers<br />Why these didn’t/don’t work<br />Institution not comm...
ePortfolios in the MDE:Issues<br />Institutional involvement can have unintended consequences. <br />Faculty and administr...
ePortfolios in the MDE:the closed institutional approach<br />Institutional control<br />
ePortfolios in the MDE:and Open approach<br />Personal control<br />
Social media impact:OLD an new - Walti’sePortfolio<br />http://info.umuc.edu/mde/Portfolios/cwalti/default.htm<br />
Social media impact:Old an NEW - Walti’sePortfolio<br />http://sammelsurium.weebly.com/<br />
ePortfolios in the MDE:Further managerial challenges<br /><ul><li>ePortfolios must be promoted in a programmatic way
Help students understand the nature of the activity
Students need to be proactive and disciplined
Need for institutional support</li></ul>Continuous activity vs. activity allotted in the end of the program<br />Students ...
ePortfolios: Examples<br />sporto.wordpress.com<br />www.epsilen.com/sporto<br />
ePortfolios: Examples<br />www.netvibes.com/stellaporto<br />umuc.academia.edu/StellaPorto<br />
Do I have more time?<br />If I have time, I’ll talk about the support structure we created for students.<br />If not jump ...
ePortfolios in the MDE:Support<br />Action research initiative undertaken within the program (A series of consecutive, ite...
ePortfolios in the MDE:Support<br /><ul><li>Promoting the use oflearning journals
 MDE student lounge
Continuous support:   answering students questions
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  1. 1. Using social media for ePortfolios<br />Dr. Stella Porto<br />Master of Distance Education & E-LearningGraduate School of Management & TechnologyUniversity of Maryland University College<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Introduction<br />ePortfolios defined<br />Background & context<br />Eportfolios in the MDE<br />Challenges & Issues: technology<br />Social media impact<br />Challenges & Issues: management<br />Support<br />Examples<br />Future<br />Final remarks<br />
  3. 3. ePortfolios defined<br />
  4. 4. ePortfolio defined<br />Electronic version of portfolios<br />Collection of artifacts in different digital media;<br />Serves the purpose of<br />Assessment of competencies, skills and knowledge;<br />Showcase and evidence abilities and achievements in specific areas; and<br />Promote reflection of one's development and learning.<br />
  5. 5. Background: the MDE <br />
  6. 6. Context:The program<br />The MDE focus on developing managers and leaders in the areas of e-learning & distance education within different settings, including: K-12, higher-education, corporate, non-profits, government and military.<br />CorporateTraining &Learning<br />Our mission is our means and our means is our mission <br />FacultySupport <br />Media & technology<br />DistanceEducation<br />Potential managers of the DE enterprise <br />Entirely online for part-time working adults<br />International<br />Collaborative<br />InstructionDesign &Support<br />HigherEducation<br />Leaders &Managers<br />
  7. 7. ePortfolios in the MDE:Goals & process<br />Development Process<br /><ul><li> Students' journeys and growth in the DE field
  8. 8. The MDE ePortfolio will:
  9. 9. Portray students’ qualifications
  10. 10. Demonstrate students’ knowledge and skills in a variety of DE contexts. </li></li></ul><li>ePortfolios in the MDE:Earlier Challenges<br />Before<br />Possible answers<br />Students spent significant amount of time learning the technology<br />Instructors were not savvy enough<br />Storage was done through an ‘ftp’ interface to a common server<br />Limited time<br />Student would have to transport the website somewhere else<br />Development using ‘Dreamweaver’ type software<br />Not technical support available for development<br />Institutional support<br />Financially<br />Personnel <br />Specific environment/platform<br />Creating tutorials, supporting materials<br />
  11. 11. ePortfolios in the MDE:Earlier Challenges<br />Possible answers<br />Why these didn’t/don’t work<br />Institution not committed to an ePortfolio philosophy<br />MDE is the exception<br />Such answers go against the MDE ePortfolio philosophy and goals<br />Institutional support<br />Financially<br />Personnel <br />Specific environment/platform<br />Creating tutorials, supporting materials<br />
  12. 12. ePortfolios in the MDE:Issues<br />Institutional involvement can have unintended consequences. <br />Faculty and administrators might define too tight a framework <br />Ownership<br />“Conundrum between student ownership, interoperability and the continuous use of ePortfolios beyond the program.” <br />Web 2.0 tools <br />web users are now at the helm when it comes to generating, storing and sharing content.<br />
  13. 13. ePortfolios in the MDE:the closed institutional approach<br />Institutional control<br />
  14. 14. ePortfolios in the MDE:and Open approach<br />Personal control<br />
  15. 15. Social media impact:OLD an new - Walti’sePortfolio<br />http://info.umuc.edu/mde/Portfolios/cwalti/default.htm<br />
  16. 16. Social media impact:Old an NEW - Walti’sePortfolio<br />http://sammelsurium.weebly.com/<br />
  17. 17. ePortfolios in the MDE:Further managerial challenges<br /><ul><li>ePortfolios must be promoted in a programmatic way
  18. 18. Help students understand the nature of the activity
  19. 19. Students need to be proactive and disciplined
  20. 20. Need for institutional support</li></ul>Continuous activity vs. activity allotted in the end of the program<br />Students overwhelmed and underprepared<br />Need for constant attention and work from the learners throughout the program. <br />Focus is on current courses<br />
  21. 21. ePortfolios: Examples<br />sporto.wordpress.com<br />www.epsilen.com/sporto<br />
  22. 22. ePortfolios: Examples<br />www.netvibes.com/stellaporto<br />umuc.academia.edu/StellaPorto<br />
  23. 23. Do I have more time?<br />If I have time, I’ll talk about the support structure we created for students.<br />If not jump to slide 24…<br />
  24. 24. ePortfolios in the MDE:Support<br />Action research initiative undertaken within the program (A series of consecutive, iterative steps to identify and enhance support to students)<br />The use of Web 2.0 tools has been ingrained in this process<br />Web-based tutorials;<br />Creating and maintaining a learning journal in at least one course in the program;<br />A one-week online orientation; and<br />An ePortfolio wiki that is always available<br />
  25. 25. ePortfolios in the MDE:Support<br /><ul><li>Promoting the use oflearning journals
  26. 26. MDE student lounge
  27. 27. Continuous support: answering students questions
  28. 28. No prescribed or suggested activities
  29. 29. Creation of theePortfoliotutorial</li></li></ul><li>ePortfolios in the MDE:Support - Rubric<br />
  30. 30. ePortfolios in the MDE:Support - Wiki<br />mdecapstone.pbworks.com<br />
  31. 31. ePortfolios in the MDE:Support - Orientation<br />
  32. 32. ePortfolios in the MDE:Future<br />Protecting ownership and authenticity<br />Copyright policies for all the posted work<br />Vertical study following up with students and how they continue to use their ePortfolios<br />How to make it useful after the program?<br />Outcomes assessment ties into the program<br />Commentary/feedback from selected faculty/experts<br />Enhance reflective aspects<br />Institutional support viable?<br />
  33. 33. Learning lessons…<br /><ul><li>The need for continuous support at the program level
  34. 34. Enhancing the inter- relationship within the curriculum</li></li></ul><li>Learning lessons…<br /><ul><li> Social media can provide enormous support
  35. 35. Making ePortfolios important for professional development and career planning </li></li></ul><li>Thank you!<br />Questions? Presentation is available @ slideshare.net<br />Contact: sporto@umuc.edu<br />
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