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The Comport Project Comparative study of e-Portfolio implementation in WBL Success in Sunderland and Sunny in Doncaster! D...
ComPort - A Quick Outline Service Management Blackboard e-Portfolio tool PDAs Teacher Training E-Pet Marine Engineering Le...
ComPort – The CoSC Strand <ul><li>Foundation Degree in Service Management  </li></ul><ul><li>Assessed Module in Personal D...
The Good <ul><li>The results were in general very positive: </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted personalised learning and learner o...
The Good <ul><li>Provided greater opportunity for formative assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyment of new challenge and ex...
The Good <ul><li>Gave confidence in exploring and using new technology, the PDA in particular  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lots ...
Food for Thought <ul><li>Some early frustrations and worry amongst Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for front-loaded le...
The Future and Beyond <ul><li>All our leadership and management foundation degree learners started using an e-portfolio to...
The Future and Beyond <ul><li>From our learning we have developed a bespoke e-journal product for Npower  </li></ul><ul><u...
The Future and Beyond <ul><li>Union Learn funding has enabled us to provide wireless notebook computers (with an integrate...
Guiding Principles <ul><li>What are we trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Which tools and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Who wit...
Thanks <ul><li>Richard Hodgson (City of Sunderland College) </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Duell (City of Sunderland College) </li...
What did our learners say ? <ul><li>“ I am ready to throw this thing out the bedroom window!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ve don...
What did our learners say ? “ Blogging you on the train to see if it works.  Sunny in Doncaster”  Sunset over the Ice, Don...
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Merv Stapleton from City of Sunderland College discusses The Comport Project

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Merv Stapleton from City of Sunderland College discusses the Comport Project - A Comparative study of e-Portfolio implementation in Work Based Learning.

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Merv Stapleton from City of Sunderland College discusses The Comport Project

  1. 1. The Comport Project Comparative study of e-Portfolio implementation in WBL Success in Sunderland and Sunny in Doncaster! Doncaster by Mattingham; Used under Creative Commons Licence; http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattingham/434618474/ Bob Stokoe’s Hand by Mrs Logic; Used under Creative Commons Licence; http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrs_logic/2810298307/
  2. 2. ComPort - A Quick Outline Service Management Blackboard e-Portfolio tool PDAs Teacher Training E-Pet Marine Engineering Learning Objects Blog tool running within Blackboard http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningcapital/heinfe/comport.aspx http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/case-studies/e-portfolios/gateshead Tyne Metropolitan College Pebble Pad Withdrew due to unforeseen circumstances A new strand looking at student use of social networking sites as e-Portfolios introduced
  3. 3. ComPort – The CoSC Strand <ul><li>Foundation Degree in Service Management </li></ul><ul><li>Assessed Module in Personal Development Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Three groups of part-time adult learners in management roles </li></ul><ul><li>The Blackboard e-portfolio tool </li></ul><ul><li>Each student was supplied with a mobile PDA device to create, collect and store digital artefacts for their assessed portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>From September 2007 to June 2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Good <ul><li>The results were in general very positive: </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted personalised learning and learner ownership – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoted creativity in e-portfolio design and in type and style of digital artefacts used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of access and convenience for the learner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encouraged greater critical thinking skills in considering the evidence learners used to demonstrate personal development activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Good <ul><li>Provided greater opportunity for formative assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyment of new challenge and experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared with work colleagues and family members </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Good <ul><li>Gave confidence in exploring and using new technology, the PDA in particular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lots of on the spur of the moment blogs along with regular weather reports for the South Yorkshire holiday hotspots! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved general IT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improved co-operation between learners </li></ul><ul><li>36 out of 38 chose e-Portfolio and would prefer this in the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the two that didn’t use the e-Portfolio wish they had… </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Food for Thought <ul><li>Some early frustrations and worry amongst Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for front-loaded learning and support in using the technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PDA useful but fell into the “penknife syndrome” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for lots of things but not really good or specialised for a specific task e.g. the digital camera </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initial major concern: time consuming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As time progressed many students recognised the e-portfolio as being time efficient and an enjoyable learning tool to use </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Future and Beyond <ul><li>All our leadership and management foundation degree learners started using an e-portfolio to record their personal development from September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>All HE courses at CoSC are doing likewise from September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>The Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Sunderland are consulting with us on how they should develop e-portfolios and mobile technology for use in personal development planning modules in their undergraduate and postgraduate courses. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Future and Beyond <ul><li>From our learning we have developed a bespoke e-journal product for Npower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>currently being used on a higher education employer engagement course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some very positive feedback to date. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As part of our employer engagement strategy we are working with Union Learn to deliver Foundation Degrees in Leadership and Management in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example HMRC and Blyth Valley District Council. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons learned from ComPort Project being applied… </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Future and Beyond <ul><li>Union Learn funding has enabled us to provide wireless notebook computers (with an integrated camera) for learners (instead of PDAs). </li></ul><ul><li>We are currently experimenting / researching this type of mobile technology as resource to support e-portfolio and e-journal work in the workplace </li></ul>
  11. 11. Guiding Principles <ul><li>What are we trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Which tools and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Who with? </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity of Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Tools used must be appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>The activity must have meaning for the group </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thanks <ul><li>Richard Hodgson (City of Sunderland College) </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Duell (City of Sunderland College) </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Holland (South Tyneside College) </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Robson (Gateshead College) </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Robinson (Gateshead College) </li></ul>
  13. 13. What did our learners say ? <ul><li>“ I am ready to throw this thing out the bedroom window!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ve done it! My husband thinks I am a genius” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ve enjoyed this. We have come a long way since September” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Done it! Uploaded the school garden plans. Once again, very straightforward once I saw a way around the problem” </li></ul><ul><li>“ E-portfolios, bring it on!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Blogging you on the train to see if it works. Sunny in Doncaster” </li></ul>
  14. 14. What did our learners say ? “ Blogging you on the train to see if it works. Sunny in Doncaster” Sunset over the Ice, Doncaster by Johnson Cameraface; Used under Creative Commons Licence; http://www.flickr.com/photos/54459164@N00/3282155127/ Merv Stapleton, Director of Learning Resources, City of Sunderland College [email_address]

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