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  • Exploring ePortfolios University of Oregon Exploring ePortfolios University of Oregon 11/20/07
  • What is an ePortfolio?
    • Two dimensions of understanding:
      • Portfolio processes and outcomes
      • Making portfolios electronic
  • What is a portfolio?
    • Effort, Progress, & Achievements over time
    • Student Participation in Selecting Contents
    • Criteria for Selection
    • Student Reflection
    • Goals, Standards, and/or Program Requirements
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  • Why use portfolios?
    • Encourages self-directed learning.
    • Enlarges the view of what is learned.
    • Fosters learning about learning.
    • Demonstrates progress toward identified outcomes.
    • Creates an intersection for instruction and assessment.
    • Provides a way for students to value themselves as learners.
    • Offers opportunities for peer-supported growth.
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  • Effective portfolios…
    • Clearly state learner outcomes.
    • Students' performance-based learning experiences
    • Acquisition of key knowledge, skills, and attitudes
    • Longitudinal samples of work.
  • Effective portfolios (cont.)…
    • Representations of varied assessments.
    • Contain a variety of work samples and evaluations of that work by the student, peers, and teachers, possible even parents' reactions.
    • Paul S. George, (1995). What Is Portfolio Assessment Really and How Can I Use It in My Classroom? Gainesville, FL: Teacher Education Resources.
  • Portfolios are...
    • A purposeful collection of students’ work that illustrates efforts, progress, and achievements... over time .
  • Why use portfolios?
    • Provides a richer picture of a learner’s performance than can be gained from more traditional, objective forms of assessment.
  • Traditional portfolios
    • Traditional standards-based portfolios are 3-ring notebooks, organized with dividers and sections for documents demonstrating each standard (Campbell, et.al., 1997)
  • What is an ePortfolio?
    • Uses electronic technologies
    • Which allows students/teachers to collect and organize portfolio artifacts in many media types (audio, video, graphics, text)
    • Using hypertext links to organize material
    • Connecting evidence to appropriate standards
  • ePortfolio Development
    • Combining Multimedia Development with Portfolio Development into five stages:
    • Defining Portfolio context/goals
    • The Working Portfolio
    • The Reflective Portfolio
    • The Connected Portfolio
    • The Presentation Portfolio
    • (Barrett, 2001)
  • Purposes for Portfolios
    • Summative (assessment) Purposes
    • Formative (developmental) Purposes
    • Marketing Purposes
  • Summative Portfolios
    • University admission
    • Meeting Course Requirements
    • Performance Review & Promotion
    • Professional Certification & Registration
    • Effectiveness in performances
  • Formative Portfolios
    • Useful for “Deep Learning”
    • Professional Development Planning
    • Recording Continual Professional Development
    • Celebration of Achievements
  • Marketing Purposes
    • Job Application
    • “ Cold Calling”
    • Organizational Capability
    • Prospective professional suitability
  • Why use technology? Sheingold (1992)
    • Accessible, portable, examinable, widely distributable
    • To make performance replayable and reviewable
    • To address ownership issues of student-created work
    • To address storage issues
  • Why use technology?
    • Much work is created digitally to begin with
    • Allows clear connections between standards and artifacts
    • Enhances skills with technology
    • Models the use of technology for learning and productivity - like the “real world”.
    • It’s fun and easier to manage the process (storage, presentation, & duplication)
  • The Portfolio Connection (Burke, Fogarty, Belgrad, 1994)
    • PROJECT purposes
    • COLLECT and organize artifacts
    • SELECT key artifacts
    • INTERJECT personality
    • REFLECT metacognitively
    • INSPECT to self-assess
    • PERFECT to evaluate
    • CONNECT and conference
    • INJECT/EJECT update
    • RESPECT accomplishments
  • The Virtual Portfolio
    • http://vportfolios.wikispaces.com
    • PORTFOLIO as Marketplace
    • PORTFOLIO as Quest
    • PORTFOLIO as Community
  • So where to start?
    • What will be your Organizing Framework ?
    • Accreditation?
    • Professional Standards?
    • Student Learning Goals?
    • Retention and Recruitment?
    • Connection to the Greater Community?
  • What is the best ePortfolio Program?
    • Specificity and range of purpose
    • Faculty buy-in
    • Available resources
    • Assessment OF vs. Assessment FOR learning distinction
    • Administrative and tech support
  • http://jcomm4.uoregon.edu/eport
    • ...
  • You have chosen to be a teacher...
    • let’s collaborate and learn!
    Thanks! IM: Wainbrave Bernal