e-portfolios for students and faculty


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a short look at why we should use e-portfolios in some classes, and how faculty can use them both as teaching tools and professional tools.

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e-portfolios for students and faculty

  1. 1. e-portfolios
  2. 2. student & professional so students can share so you can share
  3. 3. student blogs • Authentic audience – no longer working for a teacher who checks and evaluates work but a potential global audience. • Suits more learning styles • Increased motivation for writing – all students are happy to write and complete aspects of the post topic. Many will add to it in their own time learning styles
  4. 4. • Increased motivation for reading – students will happily spend a lot of time browsing through fellow student posts • Pride in their work – students want their blogs to look good in both terms of presentation and content. • Blogs allow text, multimedia, widgets, audio and images – all items that digital natives want to use
  5. 5. • Increased proofreading and validation skills • Improved awareness of possible dangers that may confront them in the real world • Ability to share – part of the conceptual revolution that we are entering. They can share with each other, staff, their parents, the community, and the globe Ability to share
  6. 6. • Mutual learning between students and staff and students • Parents with internet access can view their child’s work and writings – an important element in the parent partnership with the classroom
  7. 7. • Blogs may be used for digital portfolios and all the benefits this entails • Work is permanently stored, easily accessed and valuable comparisons can be made over time for assessment and evaluation purposes • Students are digital natives - blogging is a natural element of this Assessment & evaluation purposes digital portfolios
  8. 8. • Gives students a chance to show responsibility and trustworthiness, and engenders independence • Prepares students for digital citizenship • Fosters peer to peer mentoring. Students are happy to share, learn from and teach their peers Copied from On an e-journey with generation Y peer to peer mentoring
  9. 9. drawbacks
  10. 10. the thinker
  11. 11. an example
  12. 12. larry frolich
  13. 13. what’s in it for teachers
  14. 14. grading papers
  15. 15. so now you have a blog
  16. 16. what goes inside? biographical information • (for students?) teaching philosophy • resume • courses and content • and, it is easily updated •
  17. 17. examples • kinda tricky • free • free
  18. 18. time to make a blog