Voigt Ascilite 2009 - Community embedded ePortfolios


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Voigt Ascilite 2009 - Community embedded ePortfolios

  1. 1. <ul><li>Ascilite 09 </li></ul>A question of purpose: Community-embedded ePortfolios Christian Voigt Learning & Teaching Unit University of South Australia
  2. 2. Background & My Motivation <ul><li>AD: Involved in various ePortfolio projects in an advisor role (learning technologies) </li></ul><ul><li>All projects required a substantial additional investment (new tool, new concept) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivational issues insufficiently addressed (abstract >> concrete) </li></ul>ASCILITE 09 05/30/11
  3. 3. Outline ASCILITE 09 05/30/11 Existing Guidelines Critical Issues Audience Engaging ePortfolios Audience Audiences
  4. 4. Existing Guidelines <ul><li>Classified by stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Educators – Best practice guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting, planning, selecting, reflecting … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users – Support guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedding multi-media, managing access-rights, establishing means of communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsors – Evaluation guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maturity levels: scrapbook, CV, mentoring, authoritative evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SW providers – Development guidelines </li></ul>ASCILITE 09 05/30/11
  5. 5. Critical Issues 1: Pedagogical foundation <ul><li>Reflection (How do ePs support reflection?) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment (What do we assess?) </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate qualities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do students have the necessary meta-cognitive skills so that grad quals can guide their use of ePortfolios? </li></ul></ul>ASCILITE 09 05/30/11 ‘ Weatherproof ‘ ePortfolios
  6. 6. Critical Issues 2: Long term vision <ul><li>“ life-time personal web space” </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership model: trust, legitimacy of interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Business model: longevity, separation of data & tool </li></ul>ASCILITE 09 05/30/11
  7. 7. Community embedded ePortfolios ePortfolio(s) LMS Lecturer (owns course design) Student (owns Portfolio design) Primary Author Visitor Visitor <ul><li>Lecturer is accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Primary motivations are grades & passing </li></ul><ul><li>Systems can provide authoritative information (Links to grade books, placement systems, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Student is accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Primary motivations are personal development & external feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Claims are not institutionally endorsed (though might be linked to grade books, placement systems, etc) </li></ul>Primary Author Employers Registration Agencies Communities of Practice Peers
  8. 8. Community embedded practices <ul><li>Forming identities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical, institutional & sociocultural influences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities can enable a dialogue around these influences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to understand (a) one’s own approach to learning and/ or field of study (b) others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Self-critical’ reflection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different communities have different views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to understand levels of complexity and counteracts ‘old patterns of interpretation’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking (incidental practices) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength of weak ties </li></ul></ul>ASCILITE 09 05/30/11
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Potential Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purposeful networking component could become major attractor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational implications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>product, process, audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shift in emphasis: personal repository vs network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technological implicatons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability between eP services (same or different tools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking related features (community members, following changes in networks) </li></ul></ul>ASCILITE 09 05/30/11
  10. 10. Outlook <ul><li>Bottom up approach (first) </li></ul><ul><li>Designing comprehensive learning ecologies </li></ul>ASCILITE 09 05/30/11 Virtual Physical Short-term (<1 year) Long-term (> 1 year) Networking eP s (Course level) Dedicated Student Lounge Lifelong eP s (Program level) Temporary Student Space Solution Space