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ePortfolio 2009 London

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Presentation: "Process and product assessment with e-portfolios in the first academic year at the university of teacher education", Andrea Christen, Martin Hofmann, University of teacher education, St.Gallen, Switzerland.

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ePortfolio 2009 London

  1. 1. <ul><li>Process and Product assessment with E-Portfolios in the first academic year at the university of teacher education, Rorschach (Switzerland), 2007/08 </li></ul>
  2. 2. 1. Theoretical background: E-Assessment <ul><li>Nothing new…. </li></ul><ul><li>summative and formative assessment methods (Reinmann-Rothmeier & Mandl, 2001; Barret, 2008; Seufert, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>high-flying aims combined with E-Portfolios and their assessment at colleges often ignore learners needs (Ayla, 2006 ) </li></ul><ul><li>However, E-Portfolios open up multifacited insights into the learning process of students </li></ul><ul><li>This situation requiers a change in assessment methods, tending towards techniques of assessing teachers on the basis of narratives or microcontents (Rhim, 2006, Barrett, 2008,) </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2. E-Portfolio at the high school of teacher education (St.Gallen, Switzerland) <ul><li>level IV - last semester </li></ul><ul><li>professional skills </li></ul><ul><li>relation to profession </li></ul><ul><li>level III - last semesters </li></ul><ul><li>empirical research </li></ul><ul><li>special field of study </li></ul><ul><li>level II - all semesters </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics, Languages, Arts, Music, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Educational Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>project orientated activities </li></ul><ul><li>level I - start phase of studies </li></ul><ul><li>reflection about future profession </li></ul><ul><li>Professional and Study Skills </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Course of the study Week /year number of postings instruction Feedback to students 40/07 start semester 07 Technical instruction: 2h 42-51/07 process group: 1 post/week (10 posts) product group: 15 posts until week12/08 Technical support on individual demand W42-44 process group: feedback about weekly indiviual points (twice: week 46/50) Product group: no feedback 01-08/08 semesterbreak 01-08/08 08-12/08 Process group: 1 post/week (5 posts) Product group: 15 posts until week12/08 process group: no feedback product group: no feedback 15/08 15/08 feedback to both groups: passed/failed
  5. 5. 4. E-Portfolio contents
  6. 6. the teaching profession teaching standards (Swiss teaching union) standards of the govern-ment my learning cognitive skills meta -cognitive skills resource management my motivation qualifications for teaching teachers of tomorrow personal and social skills contact presentation cooperation argumentation reliability management sensitivity emotional competence our learning-group group processes assertive behavior contact care sympathy care
  7. 7. <ul><li>Professional skills: presentations </li></ul><ul><li>These are the cards, I used for my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>My teacher told me that I should try to keep in </li></ul><ul><li>eye-contact with the public. </li></ul><ul><li>I can learn from this that the public is more </li></ul><ul><li>important than my PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>I think I can use this knoweldge when I have </li></ul><ul><li>to present the organisation of our ski-camp </li></ul><ul><li>to the parents. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The teaching profession: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher‘s standards </li></ul><ul><li>(Swiss teaching union) </li></ul><ul><li>For most of these rules, we agreed . </li></ul><ul><li>That‘s clear! </li></ul><ul><li>However, I think, one has to discuss and to </li></ul><ul><li>think about teacher‘s ethics and one has to know </li></ul><ul><li>where to seek them. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 5. Sample
  10. 10. 6. Instruments <ul><li>1. Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>t 1 : week 40/07 </li></ul><ul><li>t 2 : week 08/08 </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolio-Blog </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Posting= 30 points, </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 ECTS=70% of the total points; 315/450) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>3. Feedback-sheets to students ( criteria: Challis, 2005, adapted ) </li></ul>
  12. 12. 7. Results: students evaluation
  13. 16. “ The students in the next new semester should utilize an e-portfolio because:” <ul><li>  they will acquire new PC skills as well (13.1%) </li></ul><ul><li>they will then already know Mahara and can possibly later use the system with their students (17.7%) </li></ul><ul><li>the composition of postings supports the consolidation of BSK content (68.5%) </li></ul><ul><li>the composition of postings in some ways makes it enjoyable (4.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>the composition of postings necessitates the processing of weekly content (65.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>one can also read the blogs of others (43.1%) </li></ul><ul><li>one learns something easily by doing it (20%) </li></ul><ul><li>the feedback from lecturers brings something to it (30.8%) </li></ul><ul><li>it is a good method of assessment (43.1%) </li></ul>
  14. 17. 8. Results: workload approach of assessing professors <ul><li>12 E-Portfolios/ assessment end of semester : Ø20h </li></ul><ul><li>12 E-Portfolios/ weekly assessment: Ø28h (Ø22 h without outlier) </li></ul>
  15. 18. 9. Discussion <ul><li>Weekly assessment maps: </li></ul><ul><li>More positive attitude towards the E-Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Higher appraisel for the relevance and use of an E-Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Higher motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Clear preference of the weekly assessment method </li></ul><ul><li>No significant differences between assessment methods concerning the workload of the professors </li></ul><ul><li>Independent of assessment method: </li></ul><ul><li>6. Interest, strain </li></ul><ul><li>7. Learning progress </li></ul><ul><li>8. Increments of learning contents </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective: </li></ul><ul><li>9. Weekly assessed posts by open feedback function </li></ul><ul><li>10. Distinction of training-, monitoring- and assessing function (Dorninger & Schrack, 2008) </li></ul>
  16. 19. 10. E-Portfolios: Guided Tour London 09 www.eportfolio-phsg.ch 1 2
  17. 20. 11. Mahara
  18. 21. 12. More information www.eportfolio-phsg.ch

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