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Keynote presentation at EIFEL 2010, July 7, 2010.

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  1. 1. Challenges for the Education/ePortfolioCommunity:Change!<br />Keynote Address, July 7, 2010<br />EIFeL Conference<br />Dr. Helen Barrett<br /><br />
  2. 2. Interactive ePortfolios<br />A book under development<br />“Using Web 2.0 to preserve memories, share stories of deep learning, document achievements, and envision the future”<br />
  3. 3. Tentative Contents<br />Intro -“Why”- Purposes<br />Reflection <br />Assessment<br />Web 2.0 Tools<br />Planning & Change<br />Balancing 2 Faces<br />Lifelong ePortfolios<br />Examples & Stories:- ECE & Primary- Middle School- High School- College - Professional<br />How-to’s- GoogleApps- WordPress<br />Digital Storytelling in ePortfolios<br />
  4. 4. Roadmap for Change<br />ePortfolios =complexCHANGErequiring a roadmap to:<br />Assess need<br />Plan<br />Implement<br />Evaluate<br />
  5. 5. Interconnected Systems<br />
  6. 6. What Type of Change?<br />Developmental Change <br />Increasing skills of staff and leadership. Improving the performance of a team or group. Improving the quality of services.<br />Transitional Change<br />Doing something differently. Dismantling the old way of doing things and putting into place the new, desired state. <br />Transformational Change<br />A fundamental shift in the way stakeholders views themselves and their world that results in changes in how they operate and interact with others. <br />
  7. 7. Roadmap for Leaders<br />
  8. 8. Roadmap – pt. 1-2<br />Step 1: Prepare for Change<br />Build a case for change<br />Assess organization readiness for change<br />Step 2: Develop a Change Strategy<br />Consider different strategies for different types of change <br /><ul><li>Develop a Communications Strategy</li></li></ul><li>Change Strategies, Target, Tools<br />
  9. 9. Roadmap pt. 3-4<br />Step 3: Conduct a Needs Assessment<br />Assess Current State <br />Determine technical requirements<br />Assess staff and other stakeholders’ skills and attitudes<br />Conduct a risk analysis<br />Step 4: Design Desired State/Outcome<br />Confirm the old way is going away <br />Assess the impact of the desired change on all aspects of the organization <br />Gather and respond to feedback from key stakeholders<br />Ensure managerial alignment and commitment to support the new state<br />
  10. 10. Roadmap Pt. 5-6<br />Step 5: Develop an Implementation Plan<br />Build a Project Plan<br />Develop a Human Resource Plan<br />Develop a Process for Monitoring and Evaluating<br />Develop a Communications Plan<br />Step 6: Implement the Change<br />Implement the project action plan(s)<br />Monitor and acknowledge progress toward milestones<br />Monitor and manage risks<br />Communicate with key stakeholders<br />
  11. 11. Roadmap pt. 7-8 <br />Step 7: Evaluate and Course Correct<br />Monitor desired outcomes <br />Make course corrections<br />Evaluate impact to business, technology and human systems<br />Capture “lessons learned” for future efforts<br />Establish a process for continuous improvement<br />Step 8: Celebrate and Integrate the New State <br />Declare and celebrate completion of the implementation phase<br />Acknowledge and reward extra effort and achievements<br />Share “lessons learned” with key stakeholders<br />Reinforce desired state in performance reviews, policies and procedures<br />
  12. 12. 13<br />Managing Complex Change graphic<br />
  13. 13. Change<br />Vision<br />Clarity of Multiple Purposes<br />Skills<br />Portfolio Processes<br />Resources<br />Time<br />Incentives<br />Intrinsic Motivation<br />Action Plan<br />
  14. 14. Confusion<br />Vision<br />
  15. 15. Golden Circle <br />16<br />What?<br />How?<br />Why?<br />
  16. 16. Multiple Purposes from Hidden Assumptions<br />What are yours?<br />• Showcase • Assessment • Learning •<br /><br />
  17. 17. 1 paragraph!<br />What is your “elevator Speech” describing your Vision for ePortfolios?<br />
  18. 18. A California School District K-12 Vision<br />Electronic portfolios foster meaningful learning by allowing all students to evaluate their growth over time, to share their achievements and strengths with others, and to improve their own skills through reflection and goal setting.<br />
  19. 19. One NYC school’s Vision<br />An electronic portfolio will allow students to create a collaborative, portable, personal space that fosters self-reflection, promotes academic accomplishments, and highlights individual growth. Through the integration of technology and the collection of digital artifacts, students will be able to showcase their achievements to peers and educators, while helping envision their future goals.<br />
  20. 20. Anxiety<br />Skills<br />
  21. 21. Two Skills across the Lifespan with ePortfolio Development and Social Networking<br />Technology & Reflection<br />
  22. 22. Boundaries Blurring (between e-portfolios & social networks)<br />Structured Accountability Systems? or…<br />Lifelong interactive portfolios<br />Picasa<br />Mash-ups<br />Facebook<br />Flickr<br />blogs<br />YouTube<br />Ning<br />wikis<br />Twitter<br />
  23. 23. Processes<br />Technology<br />Archiving<br />Linking/Thinking<br /> Digital Storytelling<br /> Collaborating<br /> Publishing<br />Portfolio<br />Collecting<br />Selecting<br />Reflecting<br />Directing<br />Presenting<br />Feedback<br />Social Networks<br />Connecting(“Friending”)<br />Listening(Reading)<br />Responding(Commenting)<br />Sharing(linking/tagging)<br />
  24. 24. Dual Skill Development<br />Students<br />Collection/ Digitizing<br />Selection/ Organizing<br />Reflecting<br />Goal-Setting<br />Presentation<br />Teacher/Faculty/Mentor<br />Pedagogy – Facilitate portfolio processes<br />Role of Reflection<br />Assessment<br />Model own Portfolio Learning<br />+ Technology Skills<br />
  25. 25. Reflection<br />Source:<br />Based on Bloom’s Taxanomy (Revised)<br />
  26. 26. Frustration<br />Resources<br />
  27. 27. Tools, Tools, Tools!<br />Recommendations<br />Commercial Vendors: keep up with current technology trends – interactivity & mobile!<br />Institutions: Value student learning as much as data collection or accountability<br />Schools: Recognize/incorporate students’ out-of-school technology experiences – Don’t block! Educate about Digital Citizenship!<br />Web 2.0 Tool Providers: Don’t pull a “Ning”<br />
  28. 28. Groups<br />Docs<br />Video<br />Sites<br />Mail<br />Calendar<br />Wave<br />Oregon, Colorado, Iowa<br />States Adopt Google Apps for K-12 Schools<br />
  29. 29. Add-ons to Google Apps by Fall<br />Additional Google Applications soon to be included inside GoogleApps Education domains:<br />
  30. 30. TIME<br />Teachers’ biggest issue<br />
  31. 31. Integrate into everyday Activities<br />Photos: Flickr by Kim Cofino<br />
  32. 32. Social Learning<br />Interactivity! <br />
  33. 33. “everyday-ness”<br />How can we make ePortfolio development<br />a natural process integrated into <br />everyday life with everyday tools?<br />Lifelong and Life Wide Learning<br />
  34. 34. Mobile Phone Apps for ePortfolios<br />Add: PebblePad & WordPress Apps<br />
  35. 35. iPad?<br />
  36. 36. XO-3<br />One Laptop per Child <br />Available in 2012 ~$100 <br />Android-based tablet<br />
  37. 37. Gradual Change<br />Incentives<br />
  38. 38. Think!<br />Engagement Factors?<br />Social networks?<br />ePortfolios?<br />39<br />
  39. 39. Engagement!<br /><ul><li>Goal-Setting
  40. 40. Self-Assessment
  41. 41. Ownership
  42. 42. Intrinsic Motivation</li></li></ul><li>Similarities in Process<br />Major differences:<br />extrinsic vs. <br />intrinsic motivation <br />Elements of True (Intrinsic) Motivation:<br />Autonomy<br />Mastery<br />Purpose<br />
  43. 43. Pink’s Motivation Behavior<br />X <br />Type X - Extrinsic<br />fueled more by extrinsic rewards or desires<br />Type I – Intrinsic<br />Behavior is self-directed.<br />I <br />
  44. 44. Successful websites = Type I Approach<br />People feel good about participating.<br />Give users autonomy.<br />Keep system as open as possible.<br />- Clay Shirky<br />
  45. 45. Autonomy & ePortfolios<br />Choice<br />Voice<br />Sharing <br />Feedback<br />Immediacy<br /><br />
  46. 46. Mastery & ePortfolios<br />Exhilaration in Learning<br />Sports? Games?<br />Compliance vs. Personal Mastery<br />Open Source movement (Wikipedia vs. Encarta) <br />Make a contribution<br />
  47. 47. Mastery & ePortfolios (2)<br />ePortfolio:<br />Flow<br />Showcasing Achievements<br />Increased self-awareness and self-understanding<br />“Only engagement can produce Mastery.” (Pink, 2009, p.111) <br />
  48. 48. FLOW<br />a feeling of energized focus (Csíkszentmihályi) <br />“Reach should exceed the Grasp”<br />
  49. 49. Use ePortfolios to documentMASTERY<br />
  50. 50. Purpose & ePortfolios<br />Relevance<br />Big picture<br />Engagement<br />
  51. 51. Good Question…<br />
  52. 52. Because Purpose and Passion Co-Exist<br />
  53. 53. False Starts<br />Action Plan<br />
  54. 54. Components of Action Plan<br />Vision<br />Skills needed<br />Students<br />Teachers/Faculty<br />Resources needed<br />Human Systems<br />Technological Systems<br />Incentives <br />Leadership<br />Prepare for Change<br />Develop Change Strategy<br />Needs Assessment<br />Design Desired Outcome<br />Implementation Plan<br />Implement<br />Evaluate and Course Correct<br />Celebrate New Outcome<br />
  55. 55. Some Questions to Ask at Beginning:<br />What is the context for ePortfolio development?<br />What is the organization’s readiness for change?<br />Who are the various stakeholders?<br />What is the leadership’s commitment to the process?<br />What is the vision for ePortfolios in the organization?<br />
  56. 56. Assessment<br />Cautions<br />
  57. 57.
  58. 58. Japanese<br />
  59. 59. Catalan<br />
  60. 60. Spanish<br />
  61. 61. Mandarin<br />
  62. 62. Opportunity Cost<br />The alternative you give up when you make a decision…<br />The cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action<br /> What is the opportunity cost of emphasizing accountability/compliance in ePortfolios over improvement/reflection and deep learning? <br />
  63. 63. Portfolios can help learners find their Voice… <br />and explore their Purpose and Passions through Choice!<br />
  64. 64. ePortfolios should be more Conversation<br />than Presentation<br />(or Checklist)<br />Because Conversation transforms!<br />
  65. 65. A Reminder…<br />Reflection &Relationships<br />… the “Heart and Soul” of a Portfolio… (and Social Networking)<br /> NOT the Technology!<br />
  66. 66. My Final Wish…<br />dynamic celebrations<br />stories of deep learning<br />across the lifespan<br />
  67. 67. Dr. Helen Barrett<br />Researcher & ConsultantElectronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning<br /><br /><br />Twitter: @eportfolios<br /><br />