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A quick presentation I did on the theory and practice of e-portfolios in higher education. Contains screenshots of portfolios made in Mahara, Pebble Pad and WordPress (Personal information has been hidden)

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  1. 1. E-portfolios How and Why?
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kozumel/2228603119/sizes/l/
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/drh/2268133564/sizes/l/
  4. 4. Portfolio Contents <ul><li>No hard and fast rule, but usually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artefacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective commentary </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why E-portfolio? <ul><li>Paper portfolios tend to be heavy! </li></ul><ul><li>Software can provide guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Web based – always accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share </li></ul><ul><li>Can be easily customised (usually) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pedagogical value (1) <ul><li>Work is all in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of methods of data capture </li></ul><ul><li>Learner has to select artefacts to upload </li></ul><ul><li>Activity is date-stamped </li></ul><ul><li>Artefacts and justification can be linked together </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pedagogical Value (2) <ul><li>Usual to have a home page (Precis). </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors can comment on individual artefacts </li></ul><ul><li>Others can comment (e.g. workplace assessors) </li></ul><ul><li>User controls viewing permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple presentations possible. </li></ul>
  8. 14. Blackboard! http://www.flickr.com/photos/suchana_seth/1953224094/sizes/o/
  9. 15. Students leave! http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedefiant/3153873557/sizes/l/ How do they take their portfolios with them? LEAP2 compliance Pebble Pad - Yes Mahara – Yes (sort of) Blackboard - No WordPress – N/A
  10. 16. Useful addresses http://portfolios.lincoln.ac.uk (Mahara) http://pebblepad.lincoln.ac.uk (Pebble Pad) http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk (Blackboard) http://blogs.lincoln.ac.uk (WordPress)* *All of these use your university username and password but note that in WordPress you will need to create a blog first.
  11. 17. The Future? “ The 34 case study respondents were asked for their beliefs about what would happen next in relation to the practice reported in the case study. The answer can be summarised in one word”. ‘ More’ Strivens et. al. (2009) The role of e-portfolios in Formative and Summative Assessment: Report of the JISC funded study, Wigan, CRA. (p19)