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Eportfolios for employment
Dr George Roberts
OCSLD
17 March 2014
Personal development
planning
Reflective learning
Definitions
• What do you understand by the term
eportfolio?
Eportfolio
• Items
• Presentations
• Systems
• Processes
• Challenges
Items
• Stuff
– Any object that can be stored or referenced
digitally
– Anywhere
• Made by you / about you
Presentation
• An organised collection of eportfolio items
(stuff) to show for a purpose
– Assessment, employment
• On a s...
Systems
• Integrated personal repository with tools for
uploading, storing, curating, categorising,
annotating and present...
Peek at Brookes Mahara
https://mahara.brookes.ac.uk/
Collections for rhetorical purposes:
get that job!
Activity
Git Hub
case study
• Is GitHub an
eportfolio?
• Repository
• Tool
• Presentation
• Reflection
https://github.com/...
Processes
Activity
• Consider the list on the next
slide
• How might these support
eportfolio processes:
– Collection (Repository)
–...
What about
• Facebook
• G+
• LinkedIn
• Flickr
• Instagram
• Tumblr
• Pinterest
• Personal web page
• …?
• GitHub
• Badges...
Repository, tool, presentation
Repository Tool Process
Software and apps
Social media
Reflection at the heart
• Evidence
• It is not what you have done
• It is what you have learned
• What it shows you can do...
Personal “success” is linked to national and institutional
success
• What constitutes personal success?
– employment?, sat...
e-Portfolios
Susie’s Journey
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=pub_inform6
MLEs for Lifelong Learning
http://www.jisc.a...
Unexpected outcomes
• ePortfolios are about process, “storytelling” not a tool or a
product or a packet of information to ...
􀀁 e-portfolios are a means of
negotiating our identity online. If
our identities are in part artefacts
of the use of digit...
Thank you
Dr George Roberts
groberts@brookes.ac.uk
Copyright and Takedown Notice
If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found
material on our website or ...
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A talk for final year Computer Science Undergraduates at Oxford Brookes University. Eportfolios are not necessarily 1 tool, but how you use (or mash up) repositories, tools and presentations to collect, curate, select and present evidence in support of claims: I can do that job, I am qualified for that course and so on.

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Eportfolios for employment

  1. 1. Eportfolios for employment Dr George Roberts OCSLD 17 March 2014 Personal development planning Reflective learning
  2. 2. Definitions • What do you understand by the term eportfolio?
  3. 3. Eportfolio • Items • Presentations • Systems • Processes • Challenges
  4. 4. Items • Stuff – Any object that can be stored or referenced digitally – Anywhere • Made by you / about you
  5. 5. Presentation • An organised collection of eportfolio items (stuff) to show for a purpose – Assessment, employment • On a stick • Online – Email, G-drive, wiki, website, mashup • Printout
  6. 6. Systems • Integrated personal repository with tools for uploading, storing, curating, categorising, annotating and presenting the eporttfolio items • And, tools for limiting the audience – PebblePad http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/ – Mahara https://mahara.org/ and https://mahara.brookes.ac.uk/ – FolioTek http://www.foliotek.com/professional- portfolio
  7. 7. Peek at Brookes Mahara https://mahara.brookes.ac.uk/
  8. 8. Collections for rhetorical purposes: get that job!
  9. 9. Activity Git Hub case study • Is GitHub an eportfolio? • Repository • Tool • Presentation • Reflection https://github.com/janpaepke
  10. 10. Processes
  11. 11. Activity • Consider the list on the next slide • How might these support eportfolio processes: – Collection (Repository) – Selection (Tools: up/down load, curate, select, manage audience) – Presentation – Reflection
  12. 12. What about • Facebook • G+ • LinkedIn • Flickr • Instagram • Tumblr • Pinterest • Personal web page • …? • GitHub • Badges • Backpack • Google Drive • Streetview • Blog • And of course, a CV with links
  13. 13. Repository, tool, presentation Repository Tool Process Software and apps Social media
  14. 14. Reflection at the heart • Evidence • It is not what you have done • It is what you have learned • What it shows you can do • And what you bring to the audience • Don’t make them interpret your CV!
  15. 15. Personal “success” is linked to national and institutional success • What constitutes personal success? – employment?, satisfaction? friendship? love? • Where is success important? – domestic life – public life: education, community, employment – third spaces • How can success be measured? • How does success differ between people and contexts? • Can eportfolios help people to define their own success? – through reflection on past events with evidence – enhanced with peer or mentor commentary and feedback Who owns your Success?
  16. 16. e-Portfolios Susie’s Journey http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=pub_inform6 MLEs for Lifelong Learning http://www.jisc.ac.uk/mle Susie gets Pregnant Susie’s boyfriend is banged up Susie’s goes down for bringing drugs to prison Susie leaves school Must get job. Don’t want employer to know my past After 10 years and 3 attempts, Susie gets out gets clean & finds community learning Susie gets her chaotic life together, formalises basic skills, gets ECDL, discovers she likes computers and helping people learn: becomes a learning technologist Where I live they tolerate crime, drugs and antisocial behaviour and expect low personal achievement. They don’t think like the mainstream and there is strong pressure to conform.
  17. 17. Unexpected outcomes • ePortfolios are about process, “storytelling” not a tool or a product or a packet of information to be exchanged between systems. • Understanding of e-portfolio processes was surprisingly well articulated – End users clearly distinguished between the potential of e- portfolio processes and the sometimes buggy software • the "CV plus" is qualitatively different from a paper CV • "e-portfolio literacy" issues exist for assessors as well as compilers and presenters
  18. 18. 􀀁 e-portfolios are a means of negotiating our identity online. If our identities are in part artefacts of the use of digital technology it is important that we have some choice, maybe limited and illusory, over the tools we use to make our identities.
  19. 19. Thank you Dr George Roberts groberts@brookes.ac.uk
  20. 20. Copyright and Takedown Notice If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on our website or legitimately under our name elsewhere, for which you have not given permission, or is not covered by a limitation or exception in laws of the UK or other countries (as relevant), please contact us in writing stating the following: • Your contact details • The full bibliographic details of the materials • The exact and full URL or other location where you found the material • Proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative Upon receipt of notification the Oxford Brookes University 'Notice and Take down' procedure is then invoked. © 2014 Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK Tel: +44 (0)1865 74 1111

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