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Built up over time Discourse Extended the staff room Video: What do you find interesting about this?
Increased Accessibility: Teaching portfolios are intended, in part, to make teaching public. Distributing a portfolio on the web makes it even more accessible to peers and others. Multimedia Documents: Technology allows for inclusion of more than just printed documents. For example, you can include video footage of yourself teaching, an audio voiceover providing context and reflection on the portfolio, or instructional computer programs or code you have written. Nonlinear Thinking: The web facilitates nonlinear relationships between the components of your teaching portfolio. The process of creating a portfolio in this nonlinear environment can help you think about your teaching in new ways. For example, since readers can explore an e-portfolio in many different ways, constructing an e-portfolio gives you an opportunity to consider how different audiences might encounter and understand your work. Copyright and Privacy Issues: While examples of student work can be compelling evidence of your teaching effectiveness, publishing these examples online presents legal copyright and privacy issues. Talk to someone at the VU Compliance Program before doing so.
Examples of ePortfolio
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Developing digital teaching portfolio DCU
Professional Portfolio in
Teaching and Learning
Dr Muireann O’Keeffe
Teaching Enhancement Unit, DCU
Teaching enhancement unit
learning, Social media,
This morning’s schedule
Why develop a teaching & learning portfolio?
Examples of portfolios
Teaching Philosophy statement
Thinking digital about your portfolio
Setting goals for your portfolio
Hello: your name, subject area
& teaching experience
What is your understanding of
a teaching portfolio?
Showcasing experience & professional development
for career purposes
Can help one reflect on and improve one’s teaching.
Show development over time
Towards teaching and learning awards
Trends in academic
Portfolios & Career
According to a search on Chronicle.com of 2978 ads for
388 include the words “teaching philosophy,”
5 include the words “teaching statement,”
8 include the words “teaching portfolio.”
Portfolios for Awards
DCU President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
NAIRTL National Awards for Excellence in Teaching
New Zealand Teaching & Learning awards
Teaching Fellows, HE Academy UK
Lecturers are invited to submit a form for review by the
awards panel answering 4 questions
1. What is your philosophy/ approach to teaching?
2. What is your approach to your subject?
3. What is your approach to self development relevant to
teaching and learning?
4. What is your approach to assessment and feedback?
DCU Awards: Teaching excellence criteria
in the delivery
of the subject.
relevant to the
innovative approaches to
Recognition of the
Ireland: National Forum professional
UK professional standards
Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence
Criteria New Zealand
Design for Learning
Assessing Student Learning
Evaluating Teaching and Learning
Professional Development and Leadership
New Zealand example
What ideas do these examples give you
for your portfolio?
Online example (US context):
As a teacher what
would you like on your
What makes a good teacher?
Think about the teachers that had a profound effect on
What were their qualities?
Who am I when I teach?
What do you want to be remembered for as a teacher?
Writing a teaching philosophy
What do you believe about teaching?
What do you believe about learning? Why?
How is that played out in your classroom?
What are my goals as a teacher (educator, researcher),
and what do I expect to be the outcomes of my
What do you struggle with in terms of teaching and
Writing a teaching philosophy
Example: Read the Richard Lombard-Vance example
How could you adapt this example for your own
purposes and disciplinary context?
Or you could use the prompt questions to assist writing
a teaching philosophy.
Teaching Philosophy: To consider
Does DCU* have a mission & strategy?
If so, can you address the mission in your statement?
Ground your teaching philosophy in your discipline
Remember that teaching is about the students
Peer review: Get a second opinion
*or the strategy of another university
Mind map: A plan for your teaching philosophy
Why digital teaching portfolios?
Enables connections, sharing and learning with other
educators about learning and teaching practices.
Did you know that:
social networking tools can be used to showcase your
teaching and learning practices to a global audience?
By joining and participating online you become part of
professional learning networks?
Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn can all be used to extend
professional teaching practice?
AS AN EDUCATOR, WHAT DOES YOUR
DIGITAL PROFILE LOOK LIKE TO OTHERS
INTERESTED IN TEACHING AND
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Examples of online educators
Michael Seery - DIT, Edinburgh
Benefits of sharing practice online
Intervarsity Peer-assessment activities
Sharing of Practice Peerwise, contribution to community
Writing educational blogs, keynotes, conferences invites
‘An e-portfolio is a purposeful aggregation of digital items
– ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback etc., which
“presents” a selected audience with evidence of a
person’s learning and/or ability.’
Sutherland, S. and Powell, A. (2007)
Increased Accessibility – on web
Multimedia Files: video, podcasts, images for content and reflection
Digital presentations of skills and competences
Social media, collaboration, communities
Employers may expect an online profile….
Issues: Copyright and Privacy Issues – plagiarism
Academic Online portfolios
https://edifiedlistener.blog/ - Navigating The
Blogosphere and Social Media for Professional Growth
Good teaching in digital age -
Starting your Portfolio: Activity
Let’s get started
Setting Goals – what next?
Mind-map of teaching Philosophy
Other pieces of evidence
Leadership & Mentoring*
Engagement in CPD*
Who are the students?
What will learning outcomes be?
What are the activities I can design?
What is the content?
Constructive alignment – link between learning
outcomes, teaching approaches and assessment
How do I engage students?
Class exercises, case studies, discussions
Larger whole group class discussion
Personal response systems (clickers)
Real world examples – authentic learning
Evaluation to change practice
Informal feedback from students (listen!)
Leadership, Mentoring, CPD
How do I engage in CPD?
What counts as CPD:
working in curriculum design teams,
virtual professional development,
how do you stay up-to-date,
communities of practice
Acknowledgments & other
Thanks to Dr Pip Ferguson, Prof Mark Brown for supplying resources from New Zealand context
Portfolio pointers, New Zealand: https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/ako-hub/ako-aotearoa-northern-
What is a teaching portfolio? http://oic.id.ucsb.edu/teaching-portfolios/what-teaching-portfolio
DCU teaching portfolios http://www.dcu.ie/ovpli/teu/Teaching-portfolios/index.shtml
Teaching portfolios (USA context): http://trc.virginia.edu/resources/developing-a-teaching-portfolio/
Teaching Philosophy Samples https://cei.umn.edu/support-services/tutorials/writing-teaching-
Teaching philosophy with video: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpdro/teaching.html