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Keynote SC 2012


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Keynote address at Richland2 Google Summit, June 7, 2012

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Keynote SC 2012

  1. 1. ePortfolios as Digital Stories of Deep Learning Dr. Helen Barrett International Researcher & Consultant University of Alaska Anchorage (retired) Seattle Pacific University (adjunct) REAL ePortfolio Academy (founder) Twitter: @eportfolios • Google+: Helen BarrettElectronic Portfolios and Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning
  2. 2. Focus of Presentation• Reflection and multimedia strategies to support metacognition• "capturing the moment" with mobile devices• blogging/reflective journals for in-depth reflection• digital storytelling
  3. 3. Simon Sinek’sGolden Circle product process motivation 3
  4. 4. WHAT?
  5. 5. specialty case responsibilities Portfolio One Word, Many Meaningsart work collection of artifacts investments
  6. 6. Who was the first famous“folio” keeper?Definitions
  7. 7. Leonardo da Vinci’s Folio
  8. 8. What is a Portfolio?• Dictionary definition: a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc.• Financial portfolio: document accumulation of fiscal capital• Educational portfolio: document development of human capital
  9. 9. +Electronic• digital artifacts organized online combining various media (audio/video/text/images)
  10. 10. E-Portfolio Components < Multiple Portfolios for Multiple Purposes -Celebrating Learning -Personal Planning -Transition/entry to courses -Employment applications -Accountability/Assessment < Multiple Tools to Support Processes -Capturing & storing evidence -Reflecting -Giving & receiving feedback -Planning & setting goals -Collaborating -Presenting to an audience < Digital Repository(Becta, 2007; JISC, 2008)
  11. 11. WHY?
  12. 12. What is Your Online Personal Brand?E-portfolios can help us build a positive online identity.
  13. 13. Digital Identity• Creating a positive digital footprint
  14. 14. Lifelong Context for E- Portfolios
  15. 15. E-Portfolios in Generational Contexts1. Family – Birth & up2. Formal Education • K-12 - Schools • Adult/Post Secondary Education3. Workplace – Professions4. Retirement – Legacy
  16. 16. Digital Birth: 01006006722/en/Digital-Birth-Online-World Welcome to the Online World • Mothers with children aged under two (N=2200) that have uploaded images of their child (2010) • Overall – 81% • USA – 92% • Canada - 84% • (EU5 - 73%) UK - 81%
France - 74%
Italy - 68%
Germany - 71%
Spain – 71% • Australia – 84% • New Zealand – 91% • Japan - 43% research was conducted by Research Now among 2200 mothers with young (under two) children during the week of 27September. Mothers in the EU5 (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain), Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japanwere polled.
  17. 17. 5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years1. Social networking use is skyrocketing while email is plummeting2. You can’t find jobs traditionally anymore3. People are managing their careers as entrepreneurs4. The traditional resume is now virtual and easy to build5. Job seeker passion has become the deciding factor in employment presence-will-replace-your-resume-in-10-years/
  18. 18. Dan Schawbel, Forbes “personal branding guru” “Your online presence communicates, or should communicate, what you’re truly and genuinely passionate about… I firmly believe that you won’t be able to obtain and sustain a job without passion anymore.”• presence-will-replace-your-resume-in-10-years/
  19. 19. Four key pillars of Lifelong Learning(Barbara Stäuble, Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
  20. 20. Knowing the learner (Self-awareness)• Understanding prior knowledge• Motivation for and attitudes toward learning• Help learners understand themselves• See their growth over time
  21. 21. Planning for learning (Self management)• Setting goals• Develop a plan to achieve these goals
  22. 22. Understanding how to learn (Meta-learning)• Awareness of learners to different approaches to learning• Deep vs. Surface Learning, Rote vs. Meaningful Learning• Different Learning Styles• Help learners recognize success• Accommodate approaches that are not successful
  23. 23. Evaluating learning (Self monitoring)• Systematic analysis of learners’ performance• Responsibility to construct meaning• Be reflective & think critically• Learners construct meaning, monitor learning, evaluate own outcomes
  24. 24. Reflection: The “Heart and Soul” of a PortfolioMetacognition = “thinking about thinking"
  25. 25. What is Reflection? • Major theoretical roots: • Dewey • Habermas • Kolb • Schön • Dewey: “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”
  26. 26. Self-Regulated LearningAbrami, P., et. al. (2008), Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, V34(3) Fall 2008. Captions/Journa ls Change over Time
  27. 27. Learning/Reflection Cycle blog Why? (double-loop learning) Now What? What? So What? website
  28. 28. Workshop 11:30-12:20
  29. 29. Portfolio Learning Experience Reviewing FeelingPublishing & Selecting Recording Sharing & Receiving Synthesizing Dialogue Organizing Planning Collaborating Feedback Understanding Conceptualizin Reflecting g & Constructing MeaningFigure 2 A model of e-portfolio-based learning, adapted fromKolb (1984) JISC, 2008, Effective Practice with e-Portfolios, p.9
  30. 30. QUOTE The e-portfolio is the central and common point for the student learning 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
  31. 31. Deep Learning• involves reflection,• is developmental,• is integrative,• is self-directive, and• is lifelong Cambridge (2004)
  32. 32. “metacognition lies at the root of all learning” “…self-knowledge, awareness of how and why we think as we do, and the ability toadapt and learn, are critical to our survival as individuals…”- James Zull (2011) From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education
  33. 33. Temple at Delphi“Know Thyself”
  34. 34. Managing Oneself Peter Drucker, (2005) Harvard Business Review • What are my strengths?• “Success in the knowledge economy • How do I perform? comes to those who know themselves – • What are my values? their strengths, their • Where do I belong? values, and how best they perform.” • What should I contribute?• Purpose: Use e- • Responsibility for portfolios for Relationships managing knowledge • The Second Half of your Life workers career
  35. 35. What about Motivation?Why would a student want to put all that work into developing an ePortfolio? How do we make it relevant?
  36. 36. Similarities in Process• Major differences: • extrinsic vs. • intrinsic motivation• Elements of True (Intrinsic) Motivation: • Autonomy • Mastery • Purpose
  37. 37. Help Students FindPurpose and Passion Through Reflection &Goal-Setting inE-Portfolio Development
  38. 38. HOW?
  39. 39. Balancing the Two Faces of E-Portfolios PresentationWorking Portfolio Portfolio(s)Digital Archive The “Story” or Narrative (Repository of Artifacts) Docs Multiple Views Sites (public/private)Collaboration Space Varied Audiences &Reflective Journal Blog PurposesPortfolio as Portfolio as Process Product Workspace Showcase
  40. 40. Teacher Portfolios Working Portfolio Showcase Portfolio• Keep a Reflective Journal • What is your purpose? (10 minutes every Friday!) Who is your audience?• Tweet with your PLN - • Select and reflect on Collaborate/Share with the highlights of your Colleagues year/career• Save everything in Google • Model for your Drive/Docs (digital students! archive)
  41. 41. ExamplesCollection (Google Drive/Docs)Reflection, Feedback (Blogger) Showcase (Google Sites)
  42. 42. Level 1 - Collection
  43. 43. Level 2: Primary Purpose: Learning/Reflection
  44. 44. Level 3:Level 3: Primary Purpose: Showcase/Accountability Showcase Portfolio
  45. 45. Is the Future of E-Portfolio Development in your Pocket?• “Capture the Moment” – Reflection in the Present Tense• What am I learning at this moment?• Using the tools in our pockets!
  46. 46. With iOS(iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) TextImage Capture the s MomentAudio “everydayness”
  47. 47. Learning is a Conversation E-portfolios should be more Conversation than Presentation Because Conversation transforms!
  48. 48. Twitter micro-blogging“tiny bursts of learning
  49. 49. Post to from Mobile Phones• Send email to pre-arranged email address• Use BlogPressiOS app ($2.99)• Set up Blogger Mobile and send SMS
  50. 50. Blogging* by eMail *the act of sharing yourself Tumblr Posterous• Set up account on website • Just email to• Send email to: • iPhone App• iPhone App • Cross-post to Facebook&• Call in your posts for audio Twitter post to blog• Cross-post to Facebook& Twitter
  51. 51. Do Your E-Portfolios have CHOICE and VOICE?• Individual Identity• Reflection• Meaning Making• 21st Century Literacy• Digital Story of Deep Learning
  52. 52. Portfolio as Story"A portfolio tells a story.It is the story of knowing. Knowingabout things... Knowing oneself...Knowing an audience... Portfoliosare students own stories of whatthey know, why they believe theyknow it, and why others should be ofthe same opinion.”(Paulson & Paulson, 1991, p.2)
  53. 53. Roger Schank, Tell Me a Story“Telling stories and listening toother peoples stories shape the memories we have of our experiences.” Stories help us organize ourexperience and define our sense of
  54. 54. Digital Storytelling Process • Create a 2-to-4 minute digital video clip • First person narrative [begins with a written script ~ 400 words] • Told in their own voice [record script] • Illustrated (mostly) by still images • Music track to add emotional tone
  55. 55. Convergence
  56. 56. Workshop 10:30-11:20 Digital Storytelling Process
  57. 57. A Reminder…Reflection & Relationships … the “Heart and Soul” of an e-portfolio… NOT the Technology! 59
  58. 58. My Final Wish…• dynamic celebrations• stories of deep learning• across the lifespan 60
  59. 59. My Story
  60. 60. Dr. Helen Barrett@eportfolios Researcher & Consultant Electronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning