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Eduspaces as an e-Portfolio tool for HE (2007)


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What do institutions have to do to enable e-portfolios? What issues are they trying to solve?

What do institutions have to do to enable e-portfolios? What issues are they trying to solve?

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  • 1. Strategic view & service model that forms the basis of our use of Elgg @ UniKlu 2. Introduce some functionality of Elgg
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    • 1. EduSpaces as an institutional platform to support e-portfolios Dr Wolfgang Greller University of Klagenfurt Austria Duisburg, 29 March 2007
    • 2. Learners
      • are not only consumers…
      • are producers of knowledge
      • develop competences
      • have stories to tell
      • are networked
      • engage in activities
      • are increasingly web literate
      • manage their own learning
    • 3. PLE Personal Learning Environment A.Chambers (UNSW) 2005
    • 4. Crossing traditional borders University-managed curriculum Personal learning environment Formal learning Informal learning Knowledge/Qualification Competence/LLL ?
    • 5. Crossing traditional borders Personal learning environment (Web 2.0) University-managed curriculum MOODLE E-Portfolios ELGG fully managed fully independent
    • 6. Understanding e-Portfolios
      • Traditional portfolios
        • e.g. Art & Design, Architecture, Medicine
        • Collection of artifacts and narratives
      • Emergence of the Social Web
        • Collection of different roles and memberships
        • Communities of practice
      • Embedding of skills and competences in HE
        • Demonstrating prior learning
        • Demonstrating employability
    • 7. Purpose of e-Portfolios
      • Planning (PDP, career, competences)
      • Recording (formal/informal learning, e.g. work-based learning)
      • Reflecting (progress files, learner diaries, weblogs)
      • Presenting (skills, profile, e.g. langs)
      • Evidencing (products, achievements, awards)
      •  Recognition (e.g. APL, gaining a professional license)
    • 8. Klagenfurt Service Model Reflection = Learning PFs Blogosphere, Logbooks, Progressfiles, PDP Audience = self (others) ELGG (blog) Assets = Presentation PFs Written works, projects, assignments, pieces of code, etc. Audience = others (employers, customers) CMS – file management system ELGG (upload) / Moodle Certification = Assessment PFs Data about the student, diploma supplement, transcripts, electronic certificates stored in institutional databases Audience = other learning providers + employers Secure CMS, SRS ZEUS Personalised support Social networks Audience = friends + community ELGG , flickr , etc. Students sharing Institutions sharing Support service: current & for later reference? Data services: storage, authn, authz, security, encryption, digital signature, etc. Alumni services: added personal serv.: Skype, IM, address book, calendar, friends reunited, etc. AGGREGATOR ELGG
    • 9. EduSpaces - Support Entry Phase (reflection, PDP) Learning support (competence dev) Career preparation (presentation) Alumni (LL e-Portfolio)
    • 10. Eduspaces
      • Main features:
      • Learner diaries and narratives (weblogs)
      • Social networks (friends, CoPs)
      • Presentations (CV, career)
      • Content aggregation (knowledge management)
      • Personalisation (customisable interface)
      • Access control (private, shared, public)
      • Connectivity with Moodle
    • 11. Eduspaces
    • 12. Thank you!
      • Dr Wolfgang Greller
      • Head of E-Learning
      • University of Klagenfurt
      • Austria
      • [email_address]