How do portfolios and reflection fit into the learning process?BEFORE - goal-setting (reflection in the future tense), DURING - immediate reflection (in the present tense), where students write (or dictate) the reason why they chose a specific artifact to include in their collectionAFTER - retrospective (in the past tense) where students look back over a collection of work and describe what they have learned and how they have changed over a period of time (in a Level 3 portfolio)
In his newest book still to be released, called From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education, coming out in May
Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how best they perform.
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Or reputation – how we are perceived. Uniqueness – our special character – our ethos.
Portfolio development can have a positive impact on career development.
Portfolio development can have a positive impact on career development.Authenticity: finding passion, purpose, strengths, A real sense of who we are.
How do we implement ePortfolios in a manner that engages students and helps achieve the purposes?
BUT! “Portfolios should be less about tellingand more about talking!” Julie Hughes, University of WolverhamptonLearning is a Conversation. (Chris Betcher)
I’m not convinced that deep reflection can be represented in 140-160 characters of a tweet or SMS message. But this format can be an effective way to document process over time --to capture the moment-- and can later be aggregated and analyzed for deeper understanding. As a current example, the tweets that were coming out of Egypt prior to February 11 told a very compelling story of the revolution as it was happening (as curated and retweeted by PBS’s Andy Carvin [@acarvin] - an incredible service!). We have seen the power of digital media in social change; it can also be part of individual transformation through understanding oneself and showcasing achievements in reflective portfolios. “tiny bursts of learning”: http://chrisbetcher.com/2011/04/1483/
Do your e-portfolios have Voice? As Maya Angelou said, “When words are infused by the human voice, they come alive.”Do your portfolios represent individual identity, include reflection, and provide an opportunity to make meaning? ePortfolios can showcase 21st Century Literacy.
In TELL ME A STORY, Schank argues that storytelling is at the heart of intelligence. We think of storytelling primarily as entertainment, secondarily as a form of art, yet it also—and perhaps more fundamentally—has a cognitive function:
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E-Portfolios: Digital Stories of Deep Learning<br />Dr. Helen Barrett<br />University of Alaska Anchorage (retired)<br />Seattle Pacific University (adjunct)<br />New England College (adjunct)<br />electronicportfolios.org<br />Twitter: @eportfolios<br />International Researcher & Consultant<br />Electronic Portfolios and Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning<br />
Focus of Presentation<br />Reflection and multimedia strategies to support metacognition<br />"capturing the moment" with mobile devices<br />blogging/reflective journals for in-depth reflection<br />digital storytelling <br />
Golden Circle <br />What?<br />How?<br />Why?<br />3<br />
WHAT?<br />Audio • Video • Text • Images<br />Digital Repository<br />Electronic Portfolio<br />Showcase<br />Workspace<br />
specialty case<br />responsibilities<br />Portfolio<br />One Word, <br />Many Meanings<br />investments<br />art work<br />collection of artifacts<br />
Who was the first famous “folio” keeper?<br />Definitions<br />
Reflection:<br />The “Heart and Soul” of a Portfolio<br />Metacognition = “thinking about thinking"<br />
What is Reflection?<br />Major theoretical roots: <br />Dewey<br />Habermas<br />Kolb<br />Schön<br />Dewey: “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”<br />
Self-Regulated LearningAbrami, P., et. al. (2008), Encouraging self-regulated learning through electronic portfolios. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, V34(3) Fall 2008. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/viewArticle/507/238 <br />Goals<br />Captions/Journals<br />Change over Time<br />
Resource on Biology of Learning<br />Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning<br />James E. Zull<br />Stylus Publishing Co.<br />
The Learning CycleDavid Kolb from Dewey, Piaget, Lewin, adapted by Zull<br />
Experiential Learning ModelLewin/Kolb with adaptations by Moon and Zull<br />Practice<br />Have an experience<br />Reflect on the experience<br />Try out what you have learned<br />Metacognition<br />Learn from the experience<br />
Portfolio Learning<br />Experience<br />Feeling<br />Reviewing<br />Recording Organizing Planning<br />Publishing &<br />Receiving Feedback<br />Sharing &<br />Collaborating<br />Selecting Synthesizing<br />Dialogue<br />Reflecting<br />Understanding<br />Conceptualizing<br />& Constructing Meaning<br />Figure 2 A model of e-portfolio-based learning, adapted from Kolb (1984) JISC, 2008, Effective Practice with e-Portfolios, p. 9<br />
“metacognition lies at the root of all learning”<br />“…self-knowledge, awareness of how and why we think as we do, and the ability to adapt and learn, are critical to our survival as individuals…”<br />- James Zull (2011) From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education<br />
Managing Oneself<br />Peter Drucker, (2005) Harvard Business Review<br />What are my strengths?<br />How do I perform?<br />What are my values?<br />Where do I belong?<br />What should I contribute?<br />Responsibility for Relationships<br />The Second Half of your Life<br />“Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how best they perform.”<br />Purpose: Use e-portfolios for managing knowledge workers' career development<br />
What is Your Online Personal Brand?<br />E-portfolios can help us build a positive online identity.<br />
5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years<br />Social networking use is skyrocketing while email is plummeting<br />You can’t find jobs traditionally anymore<br />People are managing their careers as entrepreneurs<br />The traditional resume is now virtual and easy to build<br />Job seeker passion has become the deciding factor in employment<br />http://blogs.forbes.com/danschawbel/2011/02/21/5-reasons-why-your-online-presence-will-replace-your-resume-in-10-years/<br />
Dan Schawbel, Forbes“personal branding guru”<br /> “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.”<br />http://blogs.forbes.com/danschawbel/2011/02/21/5-reasons-why-your-online-presence-will-replace-your-resume-in-10-years/<br />
Help Students Find<br />Purpose and Passion<br />Through Reflection & Goal-Setting inE-Portfolio Development<br />
HOW?<br />“Telling My Story”<br />Digital Storytelling<br />Reflective Journal<br />Blogging<br />“Capture the Moment”<br />Mobiles<br />E-Portfolios in<br />Evidence<br />Multimedia Artifacts<br />
Balancing the Two Faces of E-Portfolios<br />Working Portfolio<br />Presentation Portfolio(s)<br />Digital Archive (Repository of Artifacts)<br />Collaboration Space<br />Reflective Journal<br />Portfolio as ProcessWorkspace<br />The “Story” or Narrative<br />Multiple Views (public/private)<br />Varied Audiences & Purposes<br />Portfolio as ProductShowcase<br />Docs<br />Sites<br />Blog<br />
Is the Futureof E-Portfolio Development in your Pocket?<br />“Capture the Moment” – Reflection in the Present Tense<br />What am I learning at this moment?<br />Using the tools in our pockets!<br />
With iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) <br />Text Images Audio Video<br />Capture the Moment<br />
Learning is a Conversation!<br />E-portfolios should be more Conversation<br />than Presentation<br />Because Conversation transforms!<br />
Twittermicro-blogging<br />“tiny bursts of learning”<br />
Post to from Mobile Phones<br />Send email to pre-arranged email address<br />Use BlogPressiOS app ($2.99)<br />Set up Blogger Mobile and send SMS<br />
Blogging* by eMail*the act of sharing yourself<br />Tumblr<br />Posterous<br />Set up account on website<br />Send email to: myaccount.tumblr.com<br />iPhone App<br />Call in your posts for audio post to blog<br />Cross-post to Facebook & Twitter<br />Just email to firstname.lastname@example.org <br />iPhone App<br />Cross-post to Facebook & Twitter<br />
Do Your E-Portfolios have CHOICE and VOICE?<br />Individual Identity<br />Reflection <br />Meaning Making<br />21st Century Literacy<br />Digital Story of Deep Learning<br />
Portfolio as Story<br /> "A portfolio tells a story. It is the story of knowing. Knowing about things... Knowing oneself... Knowing an audience... Portfolios are students' 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 />
Roger Schank, Tell Me a Story<br />“Telling stories and listening to other people's stories shape the memories we have of our experiences.”<br />Stories help us organize our experience and define our sense of ourselves. <br />
Digital Storytelling Process<br />Create a 2-to-4 minute digital video clip<br />First person narrative [begins with a written script ~ 400 words]<br />Told in their own voice [record script]<br />Illustrated (mostly) by still images<br />Music track to add emotional tone<br />
A Reminder…<br />Reflection & Relationships<br />… the “Heart and Soul” of an e-portfolio…<br />NOT the Technology!<br />38<br />
39<br />My Final Wish…<br />dynamic celebrations <br />stories of deep learning<br />across the lifespan<br />
My Story<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMUwdUCXiM (without Enya soundtrack)<br />http://vimeo.com/choices<br />
Dr. Helen Barrett@eportfolios<br />Researcher & ConsultantElectronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning<br />email@example.com<br />http://electronicportfolios.org/<br />http://slideshare.net/eportfolios<br />https://sites.google.com/site/mportfolios/<br />