ePortfolios in 2013 (RRC version)

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Modified version of the previous one that includes some slides about ePortfolio at CAPLA 2013 itself.


  • 1. ePortfolio and RPL 2013 Roundup Red River College RPL@Noon November 28, 2013 Don Presant
  • 2. Learning Agents ePortfolio, eLearning, eMedia http://donpresant.ca
  • 3. New service: savvyfolio.net Multi-institution ePortfolio community Professional Body Workplace Trainer Employer College Industry Sector Body Adult Learning Centre University Employability Agency
  • 4. Agenda Dons retro-perspective on the year ePIC 2013, London AAEEBL 2013, Boston with help from Trent Batson Mahara UK 2013, Birmingham Eportfolio Forum 2013, Canberra Canada (CAPLA 2013) Open Badges (all over) Final words NB: bit.ly/ePin2013
  • 5. http://blog.qmee.com/qmee-online-in-60-seconds/ The Read-Write Web has changed the Internet from: a shopping mall an encyclopedia a television To a place where we personalize our experience and leave our footprints behind
  • 6. Received Learning Sage on the Stage Photo Credit: US Mission Geneva via Compfight cc
  • 7. Becomes Personalized Learning Flipped Classroom and the Read/Write Web YouTube and Facebook in Nursing Education by Laura Killam, Cambrian College on Prezi
  • 8. Digital Dirt Developing Digital Citizens Alex Couros 2012
  • 9. closer to home The power of video as evidence
  • 10. Becomes Digital Identity
  • 11. eSourcing is Social Employers want to find you techvibes.com Nov 2013
  • 12. What are ePortfolios? Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are collections of digitally represented artifacts that: document practice include reflection integrate experience map to goals and/or standards promote deep learning and knowledge transfer Tracy Penny Light, CAPLA 2013
  • 13. Key Message: ePortfolios can be FOR and OF Learning FOR Learning OF Learning Focused on process Focused on product Supports learning Demonstrates learning Private environment Public showcase Goals Achievements Learning activities Learning outcomes Formative assessment Summative assessment Lower stakes Higher stakes Forward looking, expansive Retrospective, targeted
  • 14. ePortfolio and Identity Conference, London ePIC 2013
  • 15. ePIC 2013 www.epforum.eu/ http://bit.ly/13bb38D
  • 16. Overview Key themes Marcel Proust OER and MOOCs Employability Professional development Additional language learning Learning analytics: big data Badges, badges, badges bit.ly/ePIC2013_program
  • 17. ePortfolios and MOOCs Learning self-management: Kirstie Coolin WANTED: Well organised ePortfolio to Manage an Unruly MOOC. Skills Required" http://bit.ly/ePIC2013_Coolin
  • 18. ePortfolios and MOOCs Private locker, public soapbox http://bit.ly/ePIC2013_Coolin
  • 19. ePortfolios and MOOCs Think Globally, Learn Locally http://bit.ly/ePIC2013_Coolin
  • 20. Big Data ePortfolios, Open Badges & Learning Analytics http://www.slideshare.net/dcambrid/e-pic-2013-keynote
  • 21. Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning, Boston AAEEBL 2013
  • 22. 11/28/2013 http://www.aaeebl.org 22 About AAEEBL Threads coming together: Engaged Learning our theme this year High-Impact Educational Practices ePortfolio community learning centered Demands of the economy; expectations of employers ePortfolio provides means for transformation at all levels of education U.S.: now, over half of U. S. higher education students have used an eportfolio at least once in their college years. Higher percentage in other countries AAEEBL = global eportfolio establishment. 120 Colleges and Universities; 17 Corporate Sponsors
  • 23. 11/28/2013 http://www.aaeebl.org 23 Developments Formal acceptance in parts of U. S. higher education of eportfolio as basis for assessment. Competency-Based Paper resume dead; Online resume expected; add links to online resume and youve got an eportfolio. New business models with eportfolios: LMS companies seeing eportfolio as competitive advantage Link between employers and students while in college through free eportfolios Global web hosting companies see eportfolios as competitive advantage Selling eportfolio accounts to individuals Specialization of eportfolio products for certain fields
  • 24. 11/28/2013 http://www.aaeebl.org 24 Challenges How to train assessors for assessment of eportfolio evidence? How to educate learners in creating good evidence and curating that evidence over time? How to move from credits, test, grades to authentic assessment? -- Institutional challenge How to maintain eportfolio over decades? individual challenge
  • 25. 11/28/2013 http://www.aaeebl.org 25 Engaging with AAEEBL Member of the website, aaeebl.org Member of AAEEBL through an institution Corporate Partner Student member; must be approved. Annual National Conference July 28-31, 2014, Boston Annual campus-based conferences 2014: campus-based conference in Canada (planning) How to login to the new AAEEBL site Choose Individual Site Participant Create your profile Be a part of the global community
  • 26. Documenting Learning with ePortfolios
  • 27. Folio Thinking: Reflection for Learning Reflection is what makes us learners; we need to practice, assess and perfect it. Four criteria characterize the concept of reflection: Reflection is a meaning making process Reflection is systematic, rigorous and disciplined; with roots in scientific inquiry Reflection needs to happen in community Reflection requires attitudes that value personal and intellectual growth From: Carol Rodgers, Defining Reflection: Another Look at John Dewey and Reflective Thinking, Teachers College Record, 104, 4 (June 2002): 842-866
  • 28. University of Notre Dame Career Services Skill List Integrated from the following sources: *National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACTE) Top 10 list * University Notre Dame Outcomes *University Notre Dame Employer Surveyed list of Skills (2005) *Literature Review by Annie Selak & Rose Kopec (2012) G. Alex Ambrose, CAPLA 2013 Top 10 Skills: 1. Ethical Conduct/Integrity 2. Critical Thinking/Analytical Ability 3. Team Work 4. Verbal and Written Communication 5. Initiative/Motivation Towards Goals 6. Visionary/Innovative 7. Decision Making/Problem Solving 8. Globally and Diverse Minded 9. Research/Project 10. Technical/Scientific
  • 29. Pre-Engage Asynchronous Online: Student does his/her homework and prepares for advising session by posting reflections on an ePortfolio based on prompts from the advising syllabus Re-Engage Asynchronous Online: Student is able to capture, archive, reflect and review important documents, forms, and academic plans in the ePortfolio. Show me you have done something and thought about it The Blended Advising Model: Flipping the Process with ePortfolios Engage Face-to-Face Advising Session: Student is engaged through deeper and more meaningful interaction by discussing reflections, clarifying goals, and reviewing artifacts and evidence of growth from the ePortfolio. Help me, help you Ambrose, G., & Williamson Ambrose, L. (2013). The Blended Advising Model: Transforming Advising with ePortfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), 3(1), 75-89.
  • 30. Critical mass 52% US undergraduates use ePortfolio Campus Computing 2013 (n=451)
  • 31. AAEEBL 2013 in Boston Bass/Eynon Keynote: Disrupting Ourselves Connect to Learning Project (C2L) Researching how ePortfolio pedagogy can support AAC&Us LEAP* initiative and its Essential Learning Outcomes: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World Intellectual and Practical Skills Personal and Social Responsibility Integrative and Applied Learning Currently: how to scale up * Liberal Education and America's Promise bit.ly/AACU_LEAP
  • 32. VALUE* Rubrics for LEAP ELOs Example: Integrative Learning Capstone 4 Milestone 3 Milestone 2 Connections to Experience Connections to Discipline Transfer Integrated Communication Reflection and SelfAssessment *Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education bit.ly/AACU_VALUE Benchmark 1
  • 33. AAEEBL 2013 in Boston It Takes More than a Major 2013 survey of 318 employers for AAC&U (The Association of American Colleges & Universities) Findings: 93%: candidates demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major >75%: 5 key learning outcomes: critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication, and applied knowledge in real-world settings >80%: an electronic portfolio would be useful to them in ensuring that job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their company or organization. bit.ly/AAEEBL13_AACU
  • 34. Confirmation from Notre Dame Employer Focus Group Employers would Click on ePortfolio link in email View relevant part of ePortfolio on tablet at career fair Click on ePortfolio link in rsum View relevant part of ePortfolio on tablet in interview Click on ePortfolio link in sig file or cover letter 0% Data from G. Alex Ambrose, April 2013 http://t.co/FeoVokOQv2 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% n=11
  • 35. AAEEBL 2013 in Boston Global Learning Qualifications Framework (Nan Travers, SUNY-ESC) bit.ly/AAEEBL2013_GLQF
  • 36. AAEEBL-friendly ecosystem International Journal of ePortfolio Excellent article in the current issue: The ePortfolio as a Living Portal: A Medium for Student Learning, Identity, and Assessment Celeste Fowles Nguyen, Stanford University www.theijep.com/
  • 37. Mahara UK 2013
  • 38. Mahara UK 13 Highlights Maturing and gathering momentum New features and developments MyPortfolio, New Zealand Modeling and demonstrating: Digital literacies Employability skills Project based learning Teachers/students as co-researchers Open Badges Personalized, competence-oriented learning Multi-tenanted Mahara
  • 39. Mahara UK 13 in Pictures http://www.eventifier.com/event/maharauk13
  • 40. Mahara 1.8 Good and getting better
  • 41. Multi-tenanted Mahara solutions Educational examples MyPortfolio Schools (New Zealand) 1,211 institutions (201301), 85,575 users, 9,976 groups MyPortfolio Tertiary (New Zealand) 14 institutions, 13,381 users,1160 groups Massey University: 9,000 users kyvyt.fi (Finland) >100 institutions, 25,000 users, 1,000 groups CLEO (England) 154 institutions, 23,000 users, 874 groups Bute/Argyle Education Authority (Scotland) 92 institutions, 7,081 users, 50 groups
  • 42. 2013 Eportfolio Forum Australia
  • 43. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Digital Identities, Footprints and Networks (PebblePad and Mahara) Learner Driven Pathways Digital Identity Career Development Field education Employability Link to Resources
  • 44. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Business School http://bit.ly/AUSeP2013_Sibson
  • 45. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Keynote: Employers Needs and ePortfolios http://bit.ly/AUS2013_LongAndMcAlpine
  • 46. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Keynote: Employers Needs and ePortfolios http://bit.ly/CityUHK_eP
  • 47. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Forum Keynote: Learner Driven Pathways http://bit.ly/AUS2013_LongAndMcAlpine
  • 48. Australia 2013 Eportfolio Fo...


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