ePortfolios at the IOE

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Presentation at the London Blackboard User Group meeting, 3rd April 2009. Reports on the IOE TQEF project on ePortfolios, including a comparison of Blackboard internal portfolios, Expo LX and Mahara.

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  • 1. e-Portfolios Solutions for Particular Needs? London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 2. ePortfolios Solutions for particular needs? Tim Neumann London Knowledge Lab
  • 3. London Blackboard User Group
    • Date: 3 rd April 2009
    • Venue: The Womens Library
    • London Metropolitan University
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 4. Contents
    • Introduction
    • Five Scenarios
    • Three Cases
    • One Evaluation (of three ePortfolio systems)
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 5. 1 Introduction
    • ePortfolio Consultation Process
    Needs Analysis Decision Making (Technology and Pedagogy) Piloting Implementation London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 6. 1 Introduction
    • ePortfolio History at the IOE
    • 2003-2005: Level 10, custom project/group management tool
    • 2006-2007: PebblePad pilot for Secondary PGCE
    • since 2006: individual, small-scale efforts and explorations
    • 2008-2009: TQEF ePortfolio project
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 7. 1 Introduction
    • Motivation
    • Multiple academic staff members had sought advice on ePortfolios
    • Two researchers started projects on ePortfolios in HE
    • Availability of tools at no further costs
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 8. 1 Introduction
    • Approach
    • Discussion with participants (staff and students)
    • Review of previous ePortfolio trials, paper portfolios, electronic exchanges
    • Developing contextualised models of ePortfolio use
    • Implementation in five scenarios
    • Evaluation of tools in three cases (with student input)
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  • 9. 2 Scenarios
    • Five Scenarios
      • The Doctoral School
      • MA in ICT in Education
      • Secondary PGCE ICT
      • Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy)
      • MTeach
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 10. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 1: The Doctoral School
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 11. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 1: The Doctoral School
    • Portfolios co-owned by student and supervisor
    • Limited access for registry staff for tracking purposes
    • Record of supervisory meetings, progress reviews, assignments, attendance
    • Evidence of doctoral level competencies
    • Building a professional academic identity
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 12. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 2: MA in ICT in Education
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 13. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 2: MA in ICT in Education
      • Student-owned and generated portfolio
      • Repository for student-created teaching resources
      • Record reflections on personal/professional development (multi-media)
      • Identity space (profiles)
      • Bibliographic management system
      • Peer comments/reviews
      • Monitoring of tutor-generated portfolio tasks
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 14. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 3: Secondary PGCE in ICT
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  • 15. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 3: Secondary PGCE in ICT
      • Community of practice involving five stakeholder groups
      • Collaborative production
      • Monitoring of course requirements (tracking of deadlines)
      • Checklist for QTS standards
      • Mentoring log, lesson observations, assessment record file
      • Career entry and professional development profile
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 16. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 4: Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy)
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 17. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 4: Post-Compulsory PGCE (ESOL/Literacy)
      • Student-owned portfolio
      • Tutors and mentors to contribute to selected portfolios
      • Record of teaching practice
      • Tracking progress over distances
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  • 18. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 5: Master of Teaching
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 19. 2 Scenarios
    • Scenario 5: Master of Teaching
      • Collaborative community beyond the course context
      • Portfolio as a starting point for post-graduation engagement
      • Communication and sharing tool
      • Politically skewed towards open source tools
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  • 20. 2 Scenarios
    • Analysis: Multiple Themes
      • Model: What is an ePortfolio?
      • Ownership: Who controls what?
      • Access: How does collaboration work?
      • Use and purpose: Implications for learning, development and assessment
      • Issues: Training, support, portability
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009
  • 21.
    • Questions asked
    London Blackboard User Group April 2009 Theme Questions Model What is an ePortfolio? How can it be used to support learning, development, assessment? How can/should it be organised/structured/managed? Who would/should monitor development and progress? What are the benefits to the student, tutor, supervisor, mentor and/or Institution? Ownership Who is it for? Who has overall control/ownership of it? How, what, and with whom can it be shared? Accessibility How can it be accessed? Who can/should/needs to have access to it and at what level? Tool Can it be integrated or linked to other systems, e.g. Registry? What are the practical issues and implications of implementation? What costs are involved? Which system should be used and what are the alternatives? Support What training is needed and how could this be delivered?
  • 22. 2 Scenarios Tutor and Administrators perceptions of ePortfolios as learning models London