e-Portfolios and Coninuing Professional Development


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e-Portfolios and Coninuing Professional Development

  1. 1. Graham Attwell Elgg Jam 2007 E-portfolios and Continuing Professional Development
  2. 2. e-portfolios - the DNA of the Personal Learning Environment?
  3. 3. What is the purpose of an e-Portfolio?
  4. 4. assessment portfolios
  5. 5. presentation portfolio
  6. 6. Personal Development planning
  7. 7. Personal learning portfolio
  8. 8. the development and implementation of e-Portfolios reflects an engagement by the education and training systems and institutions with changing demands for education through society and with changing forms of learning reflected through the use of social software.
  9. 9. Drivers of change include more student centred pedagogic approaches, more flexible programme provision, a greater emphasis on lifelong learning, and a move toward competence based assessment.
  10. 10. issues
  11. 11. Changes in teaching and learning
  12. 12. Linear / slowBased on proprietary knowledgeViews ideas as strategic advantageFacilitated by mentorsLearning takes place by reverse engineeringProgresses by "shoulders of giants"Based on the wisdom of experts ‘ Old Learning’
  13. 13. <ul><li>Exponential, networked, quick Based on shared knowledge Ideas are &quot;paid forward&quot; Facilitated by Micromentors Lessons-learned benefit all Progress by the &quot;mash-pit&quot; Based on the wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the wisdom of crowds </li></ul>‘ New Learning’
  14. 14. who provides the e-portfolio?
  15. 15. who owns the e-portfolio e-portfolio
  16. 16. Planning Validating Assessing Recording Recognising Reflecting Presenting Verifying Moderating Accrediting Certifying External world Learner Quality standards e-Portfolios Who owns the e-Portfolio?
  17. 17. open or closed?
  18. 18. who can access the e-Portfolio and for what purposes?
  19. 19. what should an e-portfolio contain?
  20. 20. How do we represent and recognise informal learning?
  21. 21. how can we facilitate reflection
  22. 22. The challenge is to somehow encourage students to spend more time on this reflection stage, exploring more what they have done/achieved. I suspect that this would help them to design more useful plans and, by thinking about their learning, become that elusive better learner.”
  23. 23. reflection is always a fiction where students write specifically to the needs of the tutor.
  24. 24. Expressing an opinion Articulating an opinion Justifying an opinion Defending an opinion Supporting opinions of other Challenging others’ opinions Questioning others Seeking clarification Representing others opinions Building on others’ opinions Sorting fact from opinion Forming an opinion
  25. 25. The development of reflection through e-Portfolios may work best in project-based learning and when reflection is linked to activities
  26. 26. Assessment for learning or assessment of learning
  27. 27. group assessment and authentic assessment
  28. 29. Personal and Organisational Learning Environment
  29. 30. Thanks for Listening Wales Wide Web - www.knownet.com/writing/weblogs/Graham_Attwell