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  1. 1. University of British Columbia (UBC) Portfolio Community of Practice ePortfolio Communities of Practices: Sharing Strategies for Collaboration <ul><ul><li>Roselynn Verwoord, Community of Practice Developer – Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catherine Paul, Community of Practice Facilitator – Office of Learning Technology </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2.      Agenda <ul><ul><li>Welcome & Introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History, Definitions and Hopes of CoP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current UBC Portfolio project examples  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roundtable discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing, feedback and follow-up </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Brief History of  UBC Portfolio Community of Practice <ul><ul><li>Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A 3-year campus-wide initiative 2003-2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TLEF funded (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>investigated the pedagogical benefits & resource implications of implementing e-portfolios for multiple purposes & contexts (course, program, personal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 projects from multiple disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 students, 91 instructors and 37 staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strong community of practice (CoP) in parallel </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Successes  <ul><ul><li>cross-faculty collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engaged different areas of academic environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encouraged informal learning spaces for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deep learning </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ePortfolio Pilot @ UBC
  6. 7. Challenges during pilot <ul><ul><li>technology (no one size fits all!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sustained support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add-on rather than integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased workload for instructors and students </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. New directions <ul><ul><li>currently reviving the Portfolio Community of Practice, a collaborative coordination effort (Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth & Office of Learning Technology) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regular meetings; highlighting work members are doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collecting stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborating on workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developing resources and a new online space </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9.      Examples from community <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 10.    Questions for roundtable discussion <ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself: name & institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a challenge/hurdle you are facing in your Institution/Department using portfolios? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we encourage leadership within a community of practice? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we embrace diversity within a community and engage people at different levels of expertise? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we encourage interaction and learning around portfolios in an online environment? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Sustaining community <ul><ul><li>Figure: Cambridge, et al (2005) components that make up the iterative ‘rhythm’ of a community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>foster collaborative projects; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>send people to events; builds prestige and encourages these members to give back to community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t forget the important role of coordinator </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Resources <ul><ul><li>**New online presence currently under construction! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General UBC ePortfolio info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - click on ePortfolio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples in this session: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education Portfolio site: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Context: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Portfolios: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Contact information Catherine Paul  Community of Practice Facilitator  Office of Learning Technology [email_address] (604) 827-5650 Roselynn Verwoord Community of Practice Developer  Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth [email_address] (604) 822-0831