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Eportfolios 101 Te Apiti


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Eportfolios 101 Te Apiti

  1. 1. ePortfolios Nick Rate
  2. 2. Why eportfolios? Process Types Purpose & Features Tools Definition Final thoughts...
  3. 3. ePortfolios Class blog Individual student blogs Individual student eportfolios
  4. 4. Why eportfolios?
  5. 5. “The use of multimedia tools is one strategy that involves and engages learners.” Barrett, 2005
  6. 6. “The power of ‘student voice’ should not be underestimated. To hear students reflecting on their own work, in their own voice, with their own intonations and expressions, conveys meaning in a manner not possible that is simply in written form.” Ian Fox 2008
  7. 7. social networking “...the potential of the learning landscape and eportfolio-related tools are features thatfacilitate and enhance the making of connections and the linking together of people, ideas, resources and learning...” Tosh et al., 2006
  8. 8. “ is the quality, not just the quantity, of feedback that merits our closest attention.” Sadler, 1998
  9. 9. “...supporting the general process of reflection, self-evaluation and action planning for lifelong learning...” MOSEP 2007
  10. 10. “...students can literally carry their eportfolio around with them and update it at any time in any place.” MOSEP, 2007
  11. 11. “ define e-Portfolios as a process, rather than just a product or a technological system.” Attwell, 2007
  12. 12. UNESCO 10 Global Trends in ICT & Education: Smart Portfolio Assessment “...whenever they add a tweet, blog post, or photo to any online service, it will appear in their personal portfolio which can be both peer and teacher assessed.” UNESCO 2010
  13. 13. Process
  14. 14. ePortfolio Learning Cycle Exemplars & co- constructing LI’s, Students working towards SC, matrices/ new goals in their learning rubrics... Feed back Learning & feed artifact forward & embedded in reflection portfolio
  15. 15. Project purpose Collect & organise Select learning Interject personality Reflect metacognitively Inspect to self-assess Perfect & evaluate Connect & conference Inject/Eject personality Respect accomplishments Burke, Fogarty & Belgrade (1994)
  16. 16. Types
  17. 17. ePortfolios The Accountability ePortfolio The The Process Showcase ePortfolio ePortfolio
  18. 18. The Accountability ePortfolio Documents learning for achievement of specific outcomes or standards.
  19. 19. The Showcase ePortfolio Celebrates learning outcomes & shows the highest level of achievement.
  20. 20. The Process ePortfolio Supports students towards achieving their learning goals.
  21. 21. Purpose & Features
  22. 22. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution Purpose and Perspectives Student Parents ePortfolio Solution School Teacher Management/ Leadership
  23. 23. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution Student Teacher Leadership Parent Purpose: Features: What does my eportfolio need to do to support the purpose? Additional features: What else do you want to be able to do?
  24. 24. Selecting an ePortfolio Solution Student Teacher Leadership Parent Purpose: Why am I doing this? What do I want to achieve? • Show my learning to parents and friends • Find out how I can get better at my learning • Use some cool web sites Features: What does my eportfolio need to do to support the purpose? • Upload/embed/post learning examples (photos, audio, movies, Web 2.0 creations) • Friends see my learning and leave comments • Make it look how I want it to look... Additional features: What else do you want to be able to do? • Can I keep it even if I leave or go to another school?
  25. 25. Web based (anywhere, anytime) Web 2.0 tool integration Ability to comment, reflect & feedforward Ability to demonstrate all learning Facilitate social networking Secure User friendly Aesthetics User storage space Manageability Expandability Level of technical know how required Availability of technical support Cost Access/edit from mobile device
  26. 26. ePortfolios: The ‘container’...
  27. 27. ePortfolios: The ‘container’...
  28. 28. Definition
  29. 29. “...ideas of what an e-portfolio 'is' are complex and to an extent the definition and purpose will vary depending on the perspective from which a particular person is approaching the concept...” JISC ePortfolio Infokit
  30. 30. The ePortfolio as a Container: ...uses electronic technologies as the container, allowing students/teachers to collect and organize portfolio artifacts in many media types (audio, video, graphics, text)... Barrett, 2005
  31. 31. The ePortfolio as a Process: “...what is produced when persons collect, select, reflectively interpret, and/or present their own evidence to support their assertions about what they have learned, know and can or should do...” Cambridge, 2003
  32. 32. Final thoughts...
  33. 33. Should an eportfolio include all aspects of a student’s life and learning?
  34. 34. What happens when a student leaves school? Moves to a new class? Transfers?
  35. 35. Who retains ownership and control?
  36. 36. Open to the world?
  37. 37. Are your parents and teachers ready?
  38. 38. Do your current internet & computer use policies cater for eportfolios and use of Web 2.0 tools?
  39. 39. Will your eportfolios play a role in reporting achievement against the National Standards?
  40. 40. Do you need a packaged solution or is a mash-up of Web 2.0 tools OK?
  41. 41. Is it important for eportfolios in your school to have a consistent look and feel?
  42. 42. Should your school expect the teachers to have a reflective eportfolio just as the students do?