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E portfolio community of practice vet

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A presentation given via Elluminate to the VET E-portfolio Community of Practice in Australia.

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E portfolio community of practice vet

  1. 1. E-portfolio Community of Practice Funded under the JISC Lifelong Learning & Workforce Development Programme<br />Project officer: Sarah Chesney, Freelance Consultant<br />Duration: Sep 10 – March 11<br />
  2. 2. Led by the University of Wolverhampton and the ePPSME project <br />The aims of the ePPSME project were to develop an e-portfolio based pedagogy for work-based learners in small to medium sized enterprises.<br />The ePCoP funding was designed to share learning gained from all projects (like ePPSME) in the programme and encourage a wider audience to participate<br />Background<br />
  3. 3. Decided to use as open a platform as possible<br />1. for minimum administration<br />2. to encourage as wide an audience as possible<br />3. so that at a future date visitors could use (and maybe contribute to) the resources once funding had ended.<br />So we used Cloudworks (more about this later)<br />Strategies to create the ePCoP<br />
  4. 4. Invited specific JISC projects to share their learning via Cloudworks<br />Wide publicity through existing communities with similar interests<br />Invited specific experts with experience to lead asynchronous activities for a time limited period <br />Strategies to create the ePCoP<br />
  5. 5. We used a range of publicity approaches to advertise the activities including tapping into existing communities (e.g. JISC mail lists)<br />Asking academics we knew to advertise in their institution<br />Strategies to create the ePCoP<br />
  6. 6. Cloudworks urlhttp://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2201<br />But beyond this because Cloudworks doesn’t allow you to upload files we used the project Wordpresssite urlhttp://epcop.wordpress.com to host all our own generated content<br />Flickr for images urlhttp://www.flickr.com<br />Slideshare for Powerpointsurlhttp://www.slideshare.net/ because these files can be embedded in Cloudworks.<br />Tools to sustain the ePCoP<br />
  7. 7. Cacoo to draw a visual concept of learning design<br />urlhttp://cacoo.com/<br />Finally PB works – not used as intended.<br />Tools to sustain the ePCoP<br />
  8. 8. We knew we were getting a large number of views but not many were joining in the discussions.<br />We had some inappropriate postings (nothing too bad but not in the spirit of the community)<br />This is a largely under-researched area and I wonder if the openness of the community meant that participants were cautious of revealing a lack of knowledge so publically. (no evidence for this!)<br />Timing of the community – is there ever a right time?<br />Challenges<br />
  9. 9. What next? <br />Face to face event in May to discuss this.<br />The resources will continue to be hosted at Cloudworks<br />JISC infonet will host some of the resources<br />http://jiscinfonet.ac.uk/JISCINFONET<br />Plans for maintaining the ePCoP<br />
  10. 10. Sarah Chesney<br />Email sarahchesney@me.com<br />Freelance consultant<br />Thank you for listening<br />

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