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  1. Interactive ePortfoliosWeb 2.0 tools toImprove/ShowcaseStudent Learning<br />Dr. Helen Barrett<br /><br /><br />
  2. Newbie question: What are ePortfolios?<br />e= Using Technology to create…<br />Portfolio = Purposeful Collections of Student Work<br />
  3. What is a Portfolio?<br />Dictionary definition: a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc.<br />Financial portfolio: document accumulation of fiscalcapital<br />Educational portfolio: document development of humancapital<br />
  4. What is a Portfolio in Education?<br />A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student&apos;s efforts, progress and achievements in oneor more areas[over time].<br /> (Northwest Evaluation Association, 1990)<br />
  5. Most of those documents began as digital documents!<br />
  6. What is in an Education Portfolio?<br />The collection must include:<br />student participation in selecting contents<br />the criteria for selection<br />the criteria for judging merit<br />evidence of student self-reflection<br />(Northwest Evaluation Association, 1990)<br />
  7. Today’s Technology Choices<br />Slow Internet Access?<br />Microsoft Office<br />Word<br />Excel<br />PowerPoint<br />Other Options:<br />Adobe Acrobat<br />Apple iLife06 (iDVD, iWeb)<br />Web Page Editors<br />DreamWeaver<br />Front Page<br />Publish on CD or DVD<br />Fast Internet Access?<br />Open Source Tools<br />Most require a server<br />Commercial Services<br />Web 2.0 Tools (Free!)<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Google Tools<br />Interactivity is KEY<br />Publish online<br />
  8. Today,wewill…<br />Review the philosophy behind ePortfolios and levels/strategies for implementation in a Web 2.0 world<br />Review a few technology strategies for scaffolding reflection<br />Review strategies for implementing ePortfolios using a blogging platform (WordPress/EduBlogs) and Google tools<br />
  9. Context<br />Why <br />Electronic Portfolios Now?<br />
  10. New Framework for 21st Century Skills<br />
  11. Enhancing students&apos; computer & multimedia skills through ePortfolios<br />
  12. International Trends in ePortfolio Development<br />Personalized Learning<br />‘Choice’ and ‘Voice’<br />Self-Directed Learning<br />Reflective Practice<br />Constructing Deep Learning<br />Digital Identity Development & Personal Branding<br />Interactivity!!!<br />
  13. Student Engagement!<br />CQ + PQ &gt; IQ (Friedman, 2006)[Curiosity + Passion]<br />Learners find their voice and passions through choice and personalization!<br />Portfolio as Story<br />Positive Digital Identity Development - Branding<br />“Academic MySpace”<br />
  14. Six technologies with the power to transform K-12 teaching and learning<br />One year or less:<br />collaborative environments<br />online communication tools<br />Two to three years:<br />mobile devices<br />cloud computing<br />Four to five years:<br />smart objects<br />the personal web <br />New Media Centers<br /><br />
  15. Showcase?<br />Assessment?<br />Reflection?<br />Multiple Purposes from Hidden Assumptions<br /><br />
  16. “The Blind Men and the Elephant”Thanks to Alan Levine<br />
  17. QUOTE<br />The e-portfolio is the central and common point for the student experience… It is a reflection of the student as a person undergoing continuous personal development, not just a store of evidence.-Geoff Rebbeck, e-Learning Coordinator, Thanet College, quoted in JISC, 2008, Effective Practice with e-Portfolios<br />
  18. Portfolio Processes<br />Traditional<br />Collecting<br />Selecting<br />Reflecting<br />Directing<br />Presenting<br />+ Technology<br /> Archiving<br /> Linking/Thinking<br /> Storytelling<br /> Collaborating<br /> Publishing<br />
  19. E-Portfolio Components <br /><ul><li>Multiple Portfolios for Multiple Purposes-Celebrating Learning-Personal Planning-Transition/entry to courses-Employment applications-Accountability/Assessment
  20. Multiple Tools to Support Processes-Capturing & storing evidence-Reflecting-Giving & receiving feedback-Planning & setting goals-Collaborating-Presenting to an audience
  21. Digital Repository</li></ul>(Becta, 2007; JISC, 2008)<br />
  22. Reflection<br />… is the “Heart and Soul” of a Portfolio… NOT the Technology!<br />A Reminder…<br />
  23. Technology & Reflection<br />Two Themes across the Lifespan with ePortfolio Development<br />
  24. Digital Archive (for Life) Supports Lifelong & Life-wide Learning<br />
  25. Personalizing & Goal Setting<br />
  26. Social Learning<br />How can we integrate ePortfolios with what we know about social learning and interactivity?<br />
  27. How can you leveragethe technologies learners own?<br />Accessibility from “net books” and home computers<br />Connectivity with cell phones<br />Audio (podcasts) and Video (digital stories)<br />
  28. How is social networking impacting ePortfolio development?<br />It is having a huge impact on our social and political world!<br />
  29. Think!<br />What are the engagement factors that drive the use of social networks and how can we incorporate those factors into ePortfolios?<br />
  30. Balancing the 2 Faces of e-Portfolios<br />
  31. Some Basic Concepts<br />“ePortfoliois both process and product”<br />Process: A series of events (time and effort) to produce a result- From Old French proces(“‘journey’”)<br />Product: the outcome/results or “thinginess” of an activity/process- Destination<br />Wiktionary<br />
  32. Level 1 – Collection: Begins with technology integration across curriculum<br />
  33. Level 2 -- Primary Purpose: Learning/Reflection/Metacognition<br />
  34. Less abouttellingMore about talking!<br />- Julie Hughes, University of Wolverhampton<br />Take advantage of Web 2.0 strategies in ePortfolio development<br />
  35. Level 3: Primary Purpose: Showcase/Accountability<br />
  36. Architecture of InteractionArchitecture of Participation(Web 2.0) <br />allows a<br />Pedagogyof Interaction<br />(ePortfolio 2.0)<br />
  37. Why Web 2.0 for e-portfolios?<br />Access from Anywhere!<br />Interactivity!<br />Engagement!<br />Lifelong Skills!<br />Mostly FREE! <br />
  38. Web 2.0 Technologies<br />Advantages<br />Free, often open-source tools on the WWW<br />“Me Publishing (blog and wiki)<br />Shared Writing (GoogleDocs)<br />Web Publishing(Google Sites)<br />Disadvantages<br />May require higher technology competency<br />Mostly not secure websites<br />“Small Pieces, Loosely Joined”<br />
  39. Process & Web 2.0 Tools<br />
  40. All you need is… an &lt;Embed&gt; Code!<br />Hall Davidson<br />
  41. Blogs<br />Advantages<br />Quickly, easily create a learning journal, documenting growth over time with entries that are date-stamped. <br />WordPress allows additional pages and sub-pages. <br />Interactivity is maintained through RSS feeds and Comments that can be added.<br />WordPress file limit 3 GB!<br />WordPress blogs can be password-protected (as well as individual entries).<br />Disadvantages<br />Prescribed order (reverse-chronological) of entries. <br />Does not allow organizing attached files into folders. <br />Limited attachments in Blogger.<br />Blogger does not allow passwords, often blocked in schools<br />
  42. Developing ePortfolios using WordPress or Movable Type blogging software (with pages)<br />
  43. Wikis<br />Advantages<br />Free (for education) online system. <br />Wikispaces allows 2 GB online storage (PBWiki limits 50 MB). <br />Page can be edited by approved members.<br />Discussion link on top of every page.<br />Saves draft pages and keeps versions. <br />Allows embedding media and building tables on pages.<br />Disadvantages<br />Set up own system for managing the feedback on student work. <br />Does not allow organizing files into folders. <br />Archived version does not save navigation menu. <br />
  44. GoogleDocs<br />Advantages<br />Documents, presentations or spreadsheets can be edited<br />Maintains a record of all revisions, with identity of author. <br />Interactivity is maintained through comments and co-authoring. <br />Easily embed presentations into blog. <br />Convert all documents to Microsoft Office or OpenOffice or PDF.<br />Disadvantages<br />Set up own system for managing the feedback on student work. <br />Requires full time high speed Internet access. <br />No attachments, only hyperlinks to documents.<br />
  45. Google Pages NOW Google Sites<br />Advantages<br />Free website builder<br />Easy-to-use <br />Flexibility and creativity in portfolio authoring. <br />Helps students build technology skills. <br />Automatically store pages online. <br />100 MB limit on uploaded attachments<br />Disadvantages<br />No Interactivity <br />Set up own system for managing the feedback on student work. <br />More of a web page builder than a portfolio program.<br />Follow changes by eMail<br />
  46. Public Google Tools vs. GoogleApps for Education?<br />Public Google Tools (Gmail account)<br />Student owns the account for life (must be over 13)<br />Student has complete control of access<br />FREE for anyone<br />No uploading to Google Video (must use YouTube to embed videos)<br />Start immediately<br />Google Apps for Education<br />Protected environment (school assigns account)<br />School can control access (limit to members)<br />FREE for education<br />Limited use of Google Video (2 GB)<br />Need some advanced set-up time<br /><br />
  47. Move beyond text-only artifacts<br />Encourage development of multimedia artifacts<br />Introduce alternative strategies for reflection<br />Digital storytelling (audio & video)<br />Blogging (including Twitter)<br />
  48. Do Your e-Portfolios have VOICE?<br />Individual Identity<br />Reflection <br />Meaning Making<br />21st Century Literacy<br />“When words are infused by the human voice, they come alive.”<br />- Maya Angelou<br />
  49. Portfolio tells a Story<br /> &quot;A portfolio tells a story. It is the story of knowing. Knowing about things... Knowing oneself... Knowing an audience... Portfolios are students&apos; own stories of what they know, why they believe they know it, and why others should be of the same opinion.” (Paulson & Paulson, 1991, p.2)<br />
  50. Portfolios tell a Story<br />“A portfolio is opinion backed by fact... Students prove what they know with samples of their work.”(Paulson & Paulson, 1991, p.2)<br />
  51. Review Examples of Scaffolding for Reflection<br /> <br />
  52. Digital Tools for Reflection<br />Digital Storytelling and Engagement<br />
  53. Invitation to Collaborate<br />Help me write a book for ISTE on Interactive Portfolios for Learning<br />Need K-12 teachers familiar with portfolios and comfortable with technology<br />Use primarily Web 2.0 tools (blog, wiki, GoogleApps)<br />Send me an email<br />
  54. New Google Sitesinvitation for collaborators<br />Reflection for Learning <br />ePortfolio Survey Instruments<br />Assessment for Learning<br />CIC Websites due in the fall: Multimedia Records of Practice, Electronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling <br />
  55. More Learning Resources<br /><br />MOre Self-Esteem with my ePortfolio (European Study & Tutorial)<br />
  56. Don’t double your learning!Consider Cognitive Overload!<br />When learning new tools, use familiar tasks;<br />When learning new tasks, use familiar tools.<br />Barrett, 1991<br />
  57. My Final Wish…<br />May all yourelectronic portfolios become dynamic celebrations and stories of deep learningacross the lifespan.<br />
  58. Dr. Helen Barrett<br />Researcher & ConsultantElectronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning<br /><br /><br />

Editor's Notes

  • It is also not just about alignment with standards.