Porto Walti EDEN Paris 2008 Presentation

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Presentation of the Action Research project conducted by S. Porto and C. Walti on the adoption, implementation and support of e-portfolios as part of the Master of Distance Education program at UMUC. This was presented at the EDEN Research Workshop in Paris 2008.

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Porto Walti EDEN Paris 2008 Presentation

  1. 1. Stella
C.
Porto
 University
of
Maryland
University
College
 Christine
Walti
 Anne
Arundel
Community
College
&

 University
of
Maryland
University
College

  2. 2. Focus
   Ongoing
research
on
the
supporting
and
 expansion
of
MDE
students
eportfolios
   Effectiveness
of
current
implementation
 methodology
   Student
preparation
for
the
e‐portfolio
activity
   Necessary
support
to
life
long
e‐portfolios

  3. 3. Overview
   Context
and
landscape
   Action
research
activities
&
findings
   New
strategies
   Action
plan
   Initial
pilot
results

  4. 4. Context
and
landscape
 UMUC
 Online enrollment > 177,000 > 100 degree programs fully online Head count > 86,000 2nd largest state institution in the US Enrollment > 272,000
  5. 5. Context
and
Landscape:
 The
Master
of
Distance
Education

  6. 6. Context
and
Landscape:
 The
capstone
course

  7. 7. Context
and
Landscape:
 The
capstone
course

  8. 8. Context
and
Landscape:
 The
MDE
e‐portfolio
activity
   Deliverable
of
the
capstone
course
   During
the
capstone
student
also
have
to
 complete
a
major
research
project
   Should
serve
as
a
‘reflection’
of
the
MDE
 journey
and
professional
portrait
for
students

  9. 9. Action
research
activities
&
 findings
 • Promoting
the
use
of
 learning
journals
 • MDE
student
lounge
 •  Continuous
support:
 answering
students
 questions
 •  No
prescribed
or
 suggested
activities
 • Creation
of
the
 eportfolio
tutorial

  10. 10. Action
research
activities
&
 findings
 • Review
of
existing
 e‐portfolios
 • Survey
with
 students

  11. 11. Action
research
activities
&
 findings
   Major
challenges
   Permanence
   Lack
of
necessary
skill
set
   Late
start
   Lack
of
support
   Lack
of
institutional
support
   Lack
of
correlation
with
the
curriculum
   Lack
of
involvement
of
other
stakeholders
   Grading
   Lack
of
structure
and
criteria
for
assessment

  12. 12. Action
research
activities
&
 findings
   Late
start
   Permanence
   Lack
of
correlation
   Lack
of
necessary
 with
the
curriculum
 skill
set
   Lack
of
involvement
of
   Lack
of
support
 other
stakeholders
   Lack
of
 institutional
 support
   Grading
   Lack
of
structure
 and
criteria
for
 assessment

  13. 13. Action
research
activities
&
 findings
   Late
start
   MDE
   Permanence
 eportfolio
   Lack
of
correlation
   Lack
of
necessary
 with
the
curriculum
 orientation
 skill
set
   Lack
of
involvement
of
 running
every
   Use
of
web
2.0
   Lack
of
support
 other
stakeholders
 apps
 semester
   Lack
of
 institutional
   Default
 support
 institutional
   Grading
 Rubric
   limited
   Lack
of
structure
   Direct
ties
to
 support
 and
criteria
for
 program
 assessment
 outcomes
 assessment

  14. 14. Web
2.0
 explosion
of
apps
and
services:
social/sharing
&
 media
rich


  15. 15. E‐portfolio
using
Web
2.0
 apps
(blog)

  16. 16. e‐portfolio
Web
2.0
app

  17. 17. Rubric
and
assessment
 Core
Learning
areas
&
MDE
outcomes
assessment
plan 

  18. 18. MDE
eportfolio
orientation

  19. 19. MDE
eportfolio
orientation:
 pilot
and
feedback
survey
 How useful was the information shared throughout the workshop? Average = 4.5 (Max. 5) How useful was the interaction during the workshop? Average = 3.9 (Max. 5) What is the likelihood that you recommend this workshop to another MDE peer? ? Average = 4.75 (Max. 5)
  20. 20. Final
remarks
   Importance
of
continuing
orientation
   Challenge
of
bringing
in
more
stakeholders
   Technology
issue
   Institutional
support
   Pros
   Cons
   Web
2.0
advantage
   Next
step
   Relationship
with
MDE
program
goals
   Assessment
and
use
of
rubric

  21. 21. Thank you… Contact: sporto@umuc.edu christine.walti@uni-oldenburg.de >

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