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ePortfolio Task Group
What we’ve learned
What we’ve learned
What we’ve learned
*Interoperability/portability will be key to the
success of a system-wide implementation
*The platform ...
What are the benefits of a system wide platform?
• Students would be able to have one ePortfolio in which to store and
dis...
What might impede the ability to create a system-wide
ePortfolio?
• a. Several of the SUNY programs are
committed to the u...
Technical requirements
• Interoperability and cross-platform capabilities
• Supports lifelong learning--use after graduati...
Standard formats for interoperability
• LEAP2A: Mahara, Pebblepad, &
Medbiquitous eFolio Connection (for
Medical Schools)
...
Special concerns for Education
• edTPA integration: Chalk & Wire, Data180,
Foliotek, ILAT, Live Text, Nuventive, Task
Stre...
Functional requirements
• Repository managed by the user: Artifacts may be discrete or
packaged
• Allows for multiple file...
Continued functional requirements
• Individuals can repurpose artifacts--appropriate them
into various purposes for variou...
Continued functional requirements
• Provides support for displaying a variety of goals including
academic, career and pers...
What are the best methods for developing a system-wide environment
that supports and encourages the use of ePortfolios?
• ...
Other questions we tackled
• What training will be necessary to insure best practices?
• How can the system encourage rese...
What next?
• Formation of a SUNY-wide Community of
Practice
• Issue an RFI to consider our options
• Develop a plan for bu...
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Findings of the ePortfolio Task Group

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  1. 1. ePortfolio Task Group
  2. 2. What we’ve learned
  3. 3. What we’ve learned
  4. 4. What we’ve learned *Interoperability/portability will be key to the success of a system-wide implementation *The platform must be adaptable so that it can be used in different ways based on the needs of campuses and programs. *Integration with other systems will allow students and instructors to transfer content easily. *The platform is extremely important.
  5. 5. What are the benefits of a system wide platform? • Students would be able to have one ePortfolio in which to store and display their work, while attending classes at numerous institutions within the SUNY system. • Students transferring between institutions, will have a continuous record of their work.There would be no need to transfer artifacts or portfolios between systems. • Training and support would be more consistent and should be more cost effective than if multiple systems are in place. • System wide analytics would be much easier to accomplish if all of the portfolios were housed in one location in a shared database. • Migration to a new architecture would be easier in the future should a new system be desirable. • Standards are easier to enforce and integration points such as institutional artifact uploading would be easier to develop.
  6. 6. What might impede the ability to create a system-wide ePortfolio? • a. Several of the SUNY programs are committed to the use of a particular platform, and many platforms do not use a standard format that would allow for interoperability. • b. Varying needs of specific programs, for example: Education and Health Science. • c. Emphasis placed on one aspect of an ePortfolio, which is in opposition to another emphasis.
  7. 7. Technical requirements • Interoperability and cross-platform capabilities • Supports lifelong learning--use after graduation • Supports visual customization by the various institutions (branding) • Portfolios can be archived and/or exported in standard formats for permanent records • Multi-institutional (support separate institutions on one instance)--this would allow for instructors and students across SUNY to share ePortfolios and best practices more easily. It would also insure portability. • Integrates seamlessly with an LMS (or is built into an LMS)--allows for seamless transfer of artifacts
  8. 8. Standard formats for interoperability • LEAP2A: Mahara, Pebblepad, & Medbiquitous eFolio Connection (for Medical Schools) • IMS Global: Chalk & Wire, Mahara, TaskStream, Pathbrite, Pebblepad
  9. 9. Special concerns for Education • edTPA integration: Chalk & Wire, Data180, Foliotek, ILAT, Live Text, Nuventive, Task Stream, TK20 (Digication Fall 2013) • Students can upload directly
  10. 10. Functional requirements • Repository managed by the user: Artifacts may be discrete or packaged • Allows for multiple file formats including video, audio, images and text. • Can display embedded media from within the system as well as external media (Uses IMS Global Standards) • Provides the ability to create multiple blogs, and other methods for recording reflections • Includes a resume builder • Allows users to create multiple portfolios (pages, views, etc) for different purposes • Access levels can be set independently for every portfolio page • Provides for comprehensive feedback
  11. 11. Continued functional requirements • Individuals can repurpose artifacts--appropriate them into various purposes for various audiences. • Allows for the creation of templates • Provides for user customization/personalization • Will support the collection and display of Continuing Professional Development activities and hours • Will support badging • Will display external content including RSS feeds, and Google Drive documents • Provides methods for peer-reviewed and instructor comments and feedback
  12. 12. Continued functional requirements • Provides support for displaying a variety of goals including academic, career and personal. • Supports a way of recording and reflecting on co-curricular activities including internships • Support the needs of all SUNY programs that require an ePortfolio (able to be used in any context and for any program) • Provides for the display of awards and certificates • Institution should be able to push out certified artifacts into the student’s repository • Flexible and has ease of use • Plugins or other customization features that would allow for things like facebook likes, embedding twitter feeds, linkedin, etc
  13. 13. What are the best methods for developing a system-wide environment that supports and encourages the use of ePortfolios? • Faculty should be encouraged to use ePortfolios for their personal and professional growth as well as for Promotion & Tenure • ePortfolios should be accepted and used in the admissions process • The system should work for all programs including Fine Arts, Education, Engineering, Health Services, Medical Education, Business • The use of ePortfolios should be built into the curriculum: first year experience,... • Advisors should be encouraged to help students build a career portfolio • Teach education students how to use them in their K-12 classrooms—require lesson plans that include the use of ePortfolios • Develop a culture that fosters reflective practice • Develop an environment that supports the use of ePortfolios across the curriculum • Encourage students to take ownership of their ePortfolio and their learning
  14. 14. Other questions we tackled • What training will be necessary to insure best practices? • How can the system encourage research in the field of ePortfolios? • What structures will the system put in place to support the use of ePortfolios for lifelong learning? • What needs to be done to encourage the evaluation of ePortfolios in the Admissions process? • Why and how can SUNY encourage the use of ePortfolios in the K-12 public schools?
  15. 15. What next? • Formation of a SUNY-wide Community of Practice • Issue an RFI to consider our options • Develop a plan for building the use of ePortfolios into Open SUNY for PLA, transfers, and teaching & learning across the system—particularly in General Education courses • Include teaching with ePortfolios as part of the education curriculum.

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