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A talk for final year Computer Science Undergraduates at Oxford Brookes University. Eportfolios are not necessarily 1 tool, but how you use (or mash up) repositories, tools and presentations to collect, curate, select and present evidence in support of claims: I can do that job, I am qualified for that course and so on.

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  • 1.Eportfolios for employment Dr George Roberts OCSLD 17 March 2014 Personal development planning Reflective learning

2. Definitions What do you understand by the term eportfolio? 3. Eportfolio Items Presentations Systems Processes Challenges 4. Items Stuff Any object that can be stored or referenced digitally Anywhere Made by you / about you 5. Presentation An organised collection of eportfolio items (stuff) to show for a purpose Assessment, employment On a stick Online Email, G-drive, wiki, website, mashup Printout 6. Systems Integrated personal repository with tools for uploading, storing, curating, categorising, annotating and presenting the eporttfolio items And, tools for limiting the audience PebblePad http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/ Mahara https://mahara.org/ and https://mahara.brookes.ac.uk/ FolioTek http://www.foliotek.com/professional- portfolio 7. Peek at Brookes Mahara https://mahara.brookes.ac.uk/ 8. Collections for rhetorical purposes: get that job! 9. Activity Git Hub case study Is GitHub an eportfolio? Repository Tool Presentation Reflection https://github.com/janpaepke 10. Processes 11. Activity Consider the list on the next slide How might these support eportfolio processes: Collection (Repository) Selection (Tools: up/down load, curate, select, manage audience) Presentation Reflection 12. What about Facebook G+ LinkedIn Flickr Instagram Tumblr Pinterest Personal web page ? GitHub Badges Backpack Google Drive Streetview Blog And of course, a CV with links 13. Repository, tool, presentation Repository Tool Process Software and apps Social media 14. Reflection at the heart Evidence It is not what you have done It is what you have learned What it shows you can do And what you bring to the audience Dont make them interpret your CV! 15. Personal success is linked to national and institutional success What constitutes personal success? employment?, satisfaction? friendship? love? Where is success important? domestic life public life: education, community, employment third spaces How can success be measured? How does success differ between people and contexts? Can eportfolios help people to define their own success? through reflection on past events with evidence enhanced with peer or mentor commentary and feedback Who owns your Success? 16. e-Portfolios Susies Journey http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=pub_inform6 MLEs for Lifelong Learning http://www.jisc.ac.uk/mle Susie gets Pregnant Susies boyfriend is banged up Susies goes down for bringing drugs to prison Susie leaves school Must get job. Dont want employer to know my past After 10 years and 3 attempts, Susie gets out gets clean & finds community learning Susie gets her chaotic life together, formalises basic skills, gets ECDL, discovers she likes computers and helping people learn: becomes a learning technologist Where I live they tolerate crime, drugs and antisocial behaviour and expect low personal achievement. They dont think like the mainstream and there is strong pressure to conform. 17. Unexpected outcomes ePortfolios are about process, storytelling not a tool or a product or a packet of information to be exchanged between systems. Understanding of e-portfolio processes was surprisingly well articulated End users clearly distinguished between the potential of e- portfolio processes and the sometimes buggy software the "CV plus" is qualitatively different from a paper CV "e-portfolio literacy" issues exist for assessors as well as compilers and presenters 18. e-portfolios are a means of negotiating our identity online. If our identities are in part artefacts of the use of digital technology it is important that we have some choice, maybe limited and illusory, over the tools we use to make our identities. 19. Thank you Dr George Roberts groberts@brookes.ac.uk 20. Copyright and Takedown Notice If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on our website or legitimately under our name elsewhere, for which you have not given permission, or is not covered by a limitation or exception in laws of the UK or other countries (as relevant), please contact us in writing stating the following: Your contact details The full bibliographic details of the materials The exact and full URL or other location where you found the material Proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative Upon receipt of notification the Oxford Brookes University 'Notice and Take down' procedure is then invoked. 2014 Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK Tel: +44 (0)1865 74 1111