Over the last few years the prominence of, and interest in, e-portfolios in all sectors of education has grown, driven in part by national policy and lifelong and personalised learning initiatives.
We were fortunate to have JISC's Lisa Gray join us for the AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Conference 2012. This piece on eportfolios provides a good overview and a view on how they are being prioritized for learning in the UK. (JWB)
"Session at Brock University given by Tracy Penny Light, University of Waterloo. August 16, 2011. Hosted by Career Services & the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Educational Technologies." Visualisation by @giuliaforsythe
Getting lots of food for thought out of a relatively small book: Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: http://t.co/674SFvIv #ThatcampHP...
The co-authors of this book are all good friends of AAEEBL. Tracy Penny-Light is a member of our Board of Directors. Helen Chen is our Director of Research. John Ittelson has been a star in the eportfolio community from its earliest days. OK, so these folks are our good buddies, but have they produced a book that can help you succeed with eportfolios? Absolutely yes! This is the best book out there on the topic, and coverage is complete from looking at learners to stakeholders to doing research and designing courses. While the book aims to guide educators at colleges, the principles in the book are also informative for teachers at any level who want to deepen learning with eportfolios.
AAEEBL 7/30-8/1-The ePortfolio Field Coming of Age: Knowledge, Research and Practice-Hynes Convention Center, Boston-http://t.co/1PzNe4ix...
The call for proposals is now online. Even though the CFP looks longer this year, submitting a proposal has never been easier. The CFP provides details about tracks and other pertinent information. The actual form for submitting proposals is more simple this year than ever! Save the dates, and plan to attend the eportfolio conference in 2013 that many consider the one required eportfolio conference. Watch for more details about keynote speakers and Monday conferences -- coming soon. (JWB 10/27/12)
Empowerment, Enrichment, Engagement: Reframing the "e" in ePortfolio
Creating an eportfolio is a dynamic way for a student to share thoughts and work with faculty, employers, and others. Through the integration of diverse academic, professional and personal experiences incorporating 21st century technologies, an eportfolio can be transformed into an individualized learning environment. At this conference we would like to explore the reframing of the "e" in eportfolio: not just in terms of technology, but also in terms of how eportfolio development can empower, enrich and engage our students.
Out of Practice is a group that asks educators the question: "If you think eportfolios are transformational, then why don't you have one?" Included in the group are some eportfolio luminaries such as Wende Garrison, Gail Ring, Allison Miller, J. Elizabeth Clark, Nancy McCoy Wozniak, Tracy Penny Light and Helen Chen, to name a few. If you stop by the Out of Practice site, where these educators practice what they preach, you'll see examples to a variety of eportfolios created by people who believe deeply in eportfolios. Enjoy! https://sites.google.com/site/outofpracticeportfolios/ (JWB, AAEEBL 10/20/12)
A series of five videos produced by Parryville Media for TAFE NSW, Western Sydney Institute. The project is part of the National VET eLearning Strategy ePortfolio Exemplar Projects 2012.
Always interesting to learn more about what our colleagues are doing in Australia where they have a national eportfolio program that involves a very strong emphasis on using eportfolios in careers. (JWB, AAEEBL 10/20/12)
You have - no doubt - tuned in to the buzz about ePortfolios. Digital portfolios certainly were the talk of ISTE 2012 in June.
This post provides links to resources for ePortfolios as well as asking five essential questions.
* Whose ePortfolio is it?
* Who will read the ePorfolio, and for what purpose?
* Who will curate and organize the materials of an ePortfolio?
* What shape will the ePortfolio take, and where should it be housed?
* What is the teacher's role?
When choosing to move in the direction of ePortfolios there are many questions that we need to answer. This post helps us begin to think deeply about issues that surround the use and management of ePortfolios.
ePortfolio California. For Learning. For Life. Graduates of the Online Teaching Certification Program, offered by @ONE, walk away with much more than just a certificate of completion of required coursework.
Excited to come across this great interview by colleague and friend of AAEEBL, Patricia Donohue of ePortfolio California -- http://mpictcenter.blogspot.fr/2012/10/ccc-eportfolios-in-online-teaching.html -- From the article: "The Online Teaching Certification Program uses an integrative approach to ePortfolio design and development by encouraging students to document and reflect upon their learning as a practice to expand their perspective of alternative ways to teach and assess in an online environment." (JWB, AAEEBL 10/27/12)
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: THE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION COMMITTED TO MAKING THE AIMS OF LIBERAL LEARNING A VIGOROUS AND CONSTANT INFLUENCE ON EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING.
Read more about the AAC&U/AAEEBL/IJeP-sponsored ePortfolio Forum to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta. See http://www.aaeebl.org/2013eportfolio-forum. ; Registration is now available online.
You often hear people talk about how technology is so “engaging” for kids. But that misses the point. It’s not the technology that’s engaging, it’s the opportunity to use technology to create something that is valued by the community and by yourself. Yes, a new device can be entertaining for a while, but when the novelty value wears off, what are you left with?
Sick of passing out tired paper resumes? http://t.co/eSODGPnw It might be time to update your ePortfolio!
So totally excited to come upon this article to scoop, because I see my friend's photo! That innovative person at Loyola, Chicago, is Ashley Kehoe, a dynamo with technology and eportfolios. AAEEBL is fortunate to be working with her as a 2013 Program Committee member for the Annual ePortfolio Conference (http://www.aaeebl.org/2013concerence)
"PebblePad, the eportfolio system that is much more then just a Personal Learning System - it's a Personal Learning Space" --See it in action, and try it out at the AAEEBL Southeast US Conference at Clemson University, November 12-13. Find out more about the conference at http://www.aaeebl.org/aaeebl-southeast2012. ; PebblePad will be sponsoring a reception and student eportfolio showcase. Register to attend at https://aaeebl.americommerce.com/store/c/21-Conferences.aspx.
This presentation about the deep learning that results from the ePortfolio process. In addition, the author discusses four powerful tools that are free and available online to build the ePortfolio. The online tools for design include: Windows Movie Maker, Windows Photo Story, Blogs, and Wikis.
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