Why ePortfolios for Learning


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  • Eportfolio Scrapbook, Eportfolio artifacts, record Eportfolio portfolios, evidence, knowledge, skills, inquiry Eportfolio artifacts collaboration time reflection improvement practice evidence improvement recordLearning complete journey visible goals futureAssessment journey reflection journey
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  • Examples of ePortfolio
  • Why ePortfolios for Learning

    1. 1. ePortfolios for LearningMuireann O‟Keeffe
    2. 2. What is an ePortfolio??„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)„… e-portfolio tools enable students to make the all- important connections between the curriculum and the other things they do.‟ Dr Angela Smallwood, Director of the Centre for International ePortfolio Development, University of Nottingham
    3. 3. Why ePortfolios?
    4. 4. Why develop an ePortfolio? To show growth and change over time To continue connections of learning between modules Connect informal & formal learning Broadens the curriculum Demonstrate achievement & competences Promote reflection Show ownership of learning process For academic or career advancement Authentic, real life
    5. 5. MSc Applied eLearning ePortfolio Examples Example 1 Example Example 5 2 Example Example 4 3
    6. 6. MSc Applied eLearning ePortfolio Substantial induction phase Meaningful activities  Writing, technology., media development Connected to modules Connected to reflection on learning Continuous formative feedback
    7. 7. e-Portfolios Supporting 21st CenturyLearning Digital presentations of skills and competences Online records of achievement Action plans Opportunities for reflection Social media, collaboration, communities
    8. 8. ePortfolios for Assessment Learning ongoing, continuous through a programme Authentic assessment Organises performance Multiple ways to assess complex knowledge /skills Enhanced assessment Demonstrate level of achievement & competency
    9. 9. Benefits Student no longer passive Constructors /creators Dynamic Incremental growth, journey of learning Reflection: learning to learn
    10. 10. DIT ePortfolio tool
    11. 11.  Artifact & file repository Upload various file types Create blogs, integrate Blogs via RSS feeds Create folders Social networking, Groups Share academic goals skills Share CV/Resume online
    12. 12. ActivityIn groups In the context of broadening the curriculum, if you were to redesign a module or programme where would you plan the integration of the ePortfolio into curriculum?