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  • Nouns to Verbs added Creating removed synthesizing need to add it back Gardner The 5 minds
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  • Dr. Tony Wagner (2008) Harvard’s Change Leadership Group
  • Global Ed Conf Nov 2013

    1. 1. ePortfolios as Environments for Global Engagement, Deep Learning and Authentic Assessment Betty Hurley-Dasgupta, SUNY Empire State College
    2. 2. Poll Please select the letter that best describes you: A. Never used an ePortfolio B. Some experience with using ePortfolios C. Already using ePortfolios with my students
    3. 3. eGogy- The Hypothesis… “There is a need to create an eGogy by synthesizing learning theories and adding in the learning needs of the 21st century teacher and student, and that a new “gogy” (beyond “andra and peda”) would be foundational, and contain essential characteristics to guide eteaching, elearning, and the co-creating of personal learning environments.” “eGogy” developed by Dr. M. Kaufmann (2011) 3
    4. 4. II. Prior and New Knowledge on Learning… "We must educate people on what nobody knew yesterday and prepare people in our schools for what no one knows yet, but what some people must know tomorrow." “If the future is to remain open and free, we need people who can tolerate the unknown, who will not need the support of completely worked out systems or traditional blueprints from the past.” Margaret Mead, PhD ,Anthropologist, 1901-1978 4
    5. 5. • Bloom, Benjamin S. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (1956). Published by Allyn and Bacon, Boston, MA. Copyright (c) 1984 by Pearson Education. Anderson, L.W., and D. Krathwohl (Eds.) (2001). A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: a Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Longman, New York. Churches, A. (2008). Blooms taxonomy blooms digitally. Retrieved from 5
    6. 6. Learning Environments “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Welcome to My PLE! by a 7th Grader Click Here Margaret Mead, PhD and Anthropologist 6
    7. 7. Churches, A. (2008). Blooms taxonomy blooms digitally. Retrieved from 7
    8. 8. Defining Critical Thinking “Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizin g, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and (Scriven & Paul, 1987) action.” PLE Visualized: From Private to Public. 8
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    10. 10. Deep and Surface Learning Surface.. Deep.. Focus is on “what is signified” Relates previous knowledge to new knowledge Relates knowledge from different courses Relates theoretical ideas to everyday experience Relates and distinguishes evidence and argument Organizes and structures content into coherent whole Emphasis is internal, from within the student Focus is on the “signs” (or on the learning as a signifier of something else) Focus on unrelated parts of the task Information for assessment is simply memorized Facts and concepts are associated unreflectively Principles are not distinguished from examples Task is treated as an external imposition Emphasis is external, from demands of assessment (Ramsden (1988), as cited in Atherton, 2005.) 10
    11. 11. Authentic Learning… The four themes supporting authentic learning are: 1. An activity that involves real-world problems and that mimics the work of professionals; the activity involves presentation of findings to audiences beyond the classroom. 2. Use of open-ended inquiry, thinking skills and metacognition. 3. Students engage in discourse and social learning in a community of learners. 4. Students direct their own learning in project work. Service Learning in Our 21st Century Rule, A. (2006). Editorial: The components of Authentic Learning. Journal of Authentic Learning, Vol 3, (1), pp. 1-10. 11
    12. 12. III. Future of eLearning and eTeaching…. Regarding the Global Achievement Gap … the “Best schools” are not teaching or including in their curriculums the must have skills of the future which are:  Critical thinking and problem solving  Collaboration across networks and leading by influence  Agility and adaptability  Initiative and entrepreneurialism  Effective oral and written communication  Accessing and analyzing information  Curiosity and imagination (Wagner , 2008) 12
    13. 13. Personal Learning Environments Eportfolios as PLEs 13
    14. 14. ePortfolios Provide an Environment For… Critical Thinking Communication Innovation Collaboration
    15. 15. In Addition… ePortfolios provide an environment for:  reflection (journaling)  formative assessment  learner-created work
    16. 16. Possible Providers  Google sites with Evernote or Blogger  Weebly  Mahara Others: Digication, Wordpress, Epsilen, PebblePad, etc.
    17. 17. Example of ePortfolio Page- Science
    18. 18. Example of ePortfolio Page
    19. 19. Mini-Course: Some Details
    20. 20. Use of Rubrics • Rubric for an ePortfolio page • Rubric for a journal • Community engagement rubric 20
    21. 21. Sample Profile Page
    22. 22. References • HP Academy Mini-course: • Diigo page: • Public Mahara resource page: 22
    23. 23. Questions? 23
    24. 24. Relevant Resources… Authentic Learning in the 21st Century. by Lombardi, M. (2007) Educause Learning Initiative. A theory for eLearning. Moderator & Summarizer: Nichols, M. (2003) New Zealand Boomers, Gen-Xers & Millenials: Understanding the new students. Oblinger, D. (2003) Educause Learning Initiative. Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Siemens, G. (2004) Future of learning institutions in the digital age. By Davidson & Goldberg (2009) MacArthur Foundation, MIT Press 24
    25. 25. Resources…. AAEEBL Designing online learning. (Culatta, 2011) (4:02 min) George Siemens on the ….. The changing Nature of Knowledge (Siemens, 2007a) (3:33 min) The conflict of learning theories with human nature. (Siemens, 2007b) 25