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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> ePortfolios: Getting started with Mahara </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au ePortfolios:Getting started with Mahara o What is an ePortfolio o Examples of ePortfolios o RPL &amp; ePortfolios o What is digital evidence? o Mahara overview o Hands on Mahara training </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au Recognition : What makes it work? Assessors follow these Principles o Valid o Flexible o Fair o Reliable Your evidence is o Valid- linked to the units o Current- recent o Sufficiency-is there enough? o Authenticity- this is my work </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au What is an eportfolio? An ePortfolio is a digital collection of information, evidence and examples of your interests, skills and achievements and your reflections on these over time, from which you can publish presentations for different audiences. Source - http://cms.jcu.edu.au/careers/JCUPRD_034893 </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au What does an ePortfolio do? Source: ePortfolios for supporting learning and assessment - Alison MillerePortfolios for supporting learning and assessment - Alison Miller </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au Benefits of ePortfolios to Recognition o Reduces paper based evidence o Develops your computer skills and confidence o Offers flexibility for how you gather and organise your evidence o You can communicate &amp; talk with colleagues and other students about their experiences working with children o You may be able to work more quickly through the units of the Certificate III or the Diploma Source: E-portfolios for RPL Assessment: Key findings on current engagement in the VET sector, March 2009E-portfolios for RPL Assessment: Key findings on current engagement in the VET sector, March 2009 </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au What types of evidence can I use? Observation Questioning Work samples Third party feedback Simulations, role plays Self assessment Video Photos Audio files Qualifications Presentations Documents </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au Ways an ePortfolio supports Recognition o Supporting communication: C onversations with your assessor o Presentation and validation of evidence: Its a great way to gather and organise your evidence for your experience working with children. Your TAFE teacher will be able to look at your ePortfolio too. o Assessor tools : ePortfolio platforms store your experiences through:- o audio ( eg talking about daily tasks, your planning processes ) o video images(eg how you arranged the outdoor area, created a science experience) o Managing the RPL process : Regular communication and feedback via your ePortfolio with your TAFE assessor = ongoing support helping you to stay on track. Source: E-portfolios for RPL Assessment: Key findings on current engagement in the VET sector, March 2009E-portfolios for RPL Assessment: Key findings on current engagement in the VET sector, March 2009 </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au How do ePortfolios help my Recognition process? o Your ePortfolio is linked to units /subjects and the Certificate III/ Diploma o Your evidence can be viewed by the assessor and confirmed as your own work and suitable o You can use a variety of evidence to confirm your competence o Conversations with your assessor about your experience, skills, knowledge can be recorded and used as evidence. Source: E-portfolios for RPL Assessment: Key findings on current engagement in the VET sector, March 2009E-portfolios for RPL Assessment: Key findings on current engagement in the VET sector, March 2009 </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Ambition in Action www.sit.nsw.edu.au What helps you to develop an E- portfolio for recognition? o You are able to understand what makes good evidence o You are able to to reflect on your practice o You gather evidence as you go, not after the fact o You consider all options of evidence o Remember: your TAFE assessor will continue to guide you throughout the process </li> </ul>