Customizing Portfolio Toolsin the rSmart Sakai CLEHannah ReevesThe rSmart Group
MotivateGuideEvaluateReportOpen Source Portfolio A suite of ePortfolio tools classified as provisional in the Sakai 2.4 releaseOSP Tools an interdependent suite of tools that allow for a variety of different activities
Representative ePortfolio ImplementationsPersonal RepresentationResumesCourse projectsSelf presentation/artistic Teaching and LearningConnecting academic and real-world experiences Identifying knowledge and skills in relation to competenciesIntegrating learning across disciplines and timeAssessment and AccreditationDemonstrating and articulating skills and competenciesDemonstrating outcomesIllustrating learning over time
OSP DocumentationIn collaboration with Charles Sturt University, rSmart has documented these three representative portfolio implementationsRider UniversityKapiolani Community CollegeRhode Island Department of Education (K-12)
Documents are available on Confluence http://bugs.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/OSP/rSmart+Contributed+Documentation
Personal Representation PortfolioRider UniversityIn 2005 Rider University initiated a strategic plan to use ePortfolios to guide students in selecting information recommended by career development professionals.
The Rider ePortfolio offers three on-line resumes designed to assist students in finding a job.
Rider Resume Portfolio ComponentsSample Data StructuresForms 20 forms to collect specific data2 forms for collecting student reflections and faculty feedback on wizard pagesWizard1 chronological wizard -provides guidance in creating a resumeTemplates1 portfolio template for creating a chronological resume1 report template to capture information on student progress in creating forms for the resume.
Rider Resume FormsActivitiesCertificationsCommunity serviceComputer skillsEducationExperienceFooterHeaderHonorsInterestsLanguage skills
LeadershipMembershipsObjectivePresentations/PublicationsProfessional Development ActivitiesRelevant coursesRelevant ExperienceURL (form for live URLs)Travel
Sample Resume Form
Hierarchical Wizard with 7 CategoriesOverviewHeader, Objective, and FooterEducationEducation, Honors, Certifications, and Relevant CoursesExperienceRelevant Experience and ExperienceSkillsComputer Skills, Language Skills, and TravelProfessional ActivitiesPresentations/Publications, MembershipProfessional Development ActivitiesInterests, Activities, Leadership, and Community Service Supporting MaterialsInstructions for Creating a Resume Portfolio
Chronological Resume Wizard
Resume Portfolio TemplateRiders portfolio template consists of a series of .xml files that work together to produce a resume
An .xsl file for determining pathways for inclusion of content from forms and uploaded filesAn .xsd file that determines additional information that users will type or copy and paste into a text editor during the resume creation processA .css file that determines the look and feel of the portfolio.
Rider Chronological Resume Portfolio
Wizard and Portfolio ReportsTwo reports for instructors or administratorsA wizard report assesses user progress in creating forms in the wizard.A portfolio report assesses user progress in creating portfolios from the resume portfolio template.
Organizer Steps for Designing Resume Forms
Developer Steps for Creating the Forms
Organizer Steps for Designing a Resume Wizard
Developer Steps for Creating the Wizard
Organizer Steps for Designing a Resume Portfolio Template
Developer Steps for Creating the Portfolio Template
End User Steps forCreating a Resume Portfolio
Live Demo of theChronological ResumeComing soon to the Sakai 2.4 Sandbox
Teaching and Learning PortfolioKapiolani Community College General Education ProgramKapiolani Community College (KCC) leads the University of Hawaii system in the use of ePortfolios and participates in the National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research.The KCC portfolio has Title III and NSF funding.Working with rSmart, KCC designed and developed four portfolios.The General Education portfolio guides students in meeting Gen Ed requirements for graduation.Students reflect on their achievements and showcase their work in a teaching and learning portfolio based on their work in the matrix tool
General Education Portfolio
General Education Matrix
General Education Matrix Cell
General Education Portfolio ComponentsData StructuresForms (5)General Education Evidence form to document student work Reflection form for students to reflect upon their evidence Feedback form for instructors to offer formative feedbackEvaluation form to provide a summative evaluation Contact Information form to identify student portfoliosMatrix1 matrix consisting of:Six rows of General Education learning outcomesThree columns of progressive steps for meeting each outcomeEighteen cells with standards, instructions and the four forms
Templates1 matrix portfolio template displaying data from one column of the matrix1 report template used to capture information in the matrix
General Education FormsGeneral Education Evidence:Context, Dates, Description, and Self-evaluation of work Reflection:Origin, Purpose, Why chosen, How fulfills standard, How challenges growth, How contributes to lifelong learningFeedback:Reviewer commentsEvaluation:Rating and commentsContact Information:Name, Address, Phone number(s), Email address(es)
General Education MatrixSix rows and three columns. Row headings link to extended explanations in an online glossary. Each row heading specifies a learning outcome:Written communicationCritical thinkingInformation retrieval & technologyQuantitative reasoningOral communicationUnderstanding self & communityColumn headings link to extended explanations in an online glossary. Each heading specifies a level of achievement (Levels 13).
General Education Matrix CellsEach matrix cell contains a means to display guidance to students and enter or attach:One or more completed General Education Evidence forms.One or more multimedia files as evidence.Faculty members with appropriate permissions may then:View the matrix and matrix cells of any student from a read-only perspective.Use one or more Feedback forms to provide formative feedback within any cell at any time.Upon student submission of the cell for evaluation, evaluate the cell via the Evaluations form for the cell displayed in the Evaluations tool.
General EducationMatrix Portfolio TemplateA series of .xml files work together in the KCC portfolio to produce a Matrix Portfolio Template:
An .xsl file for determining pathways for inclusion of content from matrix cells, images, and the contact information formAn .xsd file for inclusion of the title, subtitle, and captions for imagesA .css file that determines the look and feel of the portfolioA .gif file for the bannerA .js file for additional script in the portfolio template
Matrix Cell Status and Evaluation Reports2 reports for instructors or administrators with appropriate permissionsA matrix cell status report for user progress in completing matrix cells.A matrix cell evaluation report for aggregating evaluations of submitted matrix cells.
Organizer Steps for Designing theGeneral EducationMatrix
Developer Steps for Creating the Matrix
Organizer Steps for Designing theGeneral EducationMatrixPortfolio Template
Developer Steps for CreatingtheMatrix PortfolioTemplate
End User Steps for Using theGeneral Education Matrix
End User Steps for Creating aGeneral Education Matrix Portfolio
Instructor Steps for Assessing theGeneral Education Program using Reports
Live Demo of theGeneral Education PortfolioComing soon to the Sakai 2.4 Sandbox
Assessment & AccreditationRhode Island Electronic Portfolio System(RIEPS)Coordinated by The Rhode Island Network for Educational Technology (RINET) on behalf of the RI Dept of EducationServes 40 high schools in 18 school districtsInvolves 25,000 end usersPrepares the way for a new graduation requirement in 2008Goals:Use ePortfolios to assess student learning according to state standards and district expectationsProvide reports of that learning to the state and to accrediting organizations For each course, teachers create assignments that map to specific state standards and district expectations for graduation.
Portfolio-Worthy AssignmentsAssignments may be
Validated at state levelImported from other sitesCreated by teacherCreated by student
Assignments Linked toState Standards and District Expectations
State and District Goal Sets
Graduation PortfolioSample District #2
Submitted and Rated AssignmentsStudents select appropriate assignments to associate with district expectations in Graduation Portfolio
RIEPS ReportsStudent reports - allow students to assess fours years of work for inclusion in a Graduation PortfolioTeacher reports - assist teachers in managing portfolio work in their coursesAdmin reports - district administrators aggregate data for reporting to the state
RIEPS ComponentsNumerous assignments for each section of each course in each schoolGoal sets containing state standards and district expectationsOne portfolio template per school or districtReports for students, teac