Successful ePortfolio implementations focus sustained energy and attention on developing ePortfolio pedagogy that enhances student learning. The work of C2L campuses reveals the ways in which campus ePortfolio leaders work with students and faculty, mobilize institutional resources, and adapt institutional structures to put Reflective, (link to Reflective Practice Category) Integrative and Social pedagogies into practice. Social Pedagogy engages students in communication intensive tasks where the representation of knowledge for an authentic audience is central to the construction of knowledge. Social pedagogy transforms ePortfolio learning from a solitary experience to one in which students engage with a community of learners.
Below you will find a rich collection of Social Pedagogy Practices contributed by C2L campuses.
Monday January 13th, I was invited to present on how Open Badges and ePortfolios could contribute to the quality of learning at a seminar on quality in distance education organised by the FIED (Fédération Interuniversitaire de l’Education à...
With the end of the semester approaching, many teachers are focusing on ways to assess student work. For classes with multiple projects, portfolios help consolidate assignments into a neat and cohesive package that can be treated as a single product of a semester (or year, or institutional career). Web-based portfolio solutions include LMS-integrated setups, third-party products, generic website-creation tools, and even homegrown solutions developed by institutions. Each has features that allow students to collect, store, assess, and publish their work, but each also has a degree of complexity or a strong learning curve.
Discussion space for the ePortfolio Initiative at Pace University
I can't help feeling this post oversells the value of ePortfolios a tad.. I think ePortfolios help after you've made the interview shortlist and, as learning portfolios, help significantly in developing you into a candidate who can demonstrate / illustrate required skills. I don't want to mimimise any of this but want to be careful about treating an ePortoflio as a magic bullet for employability.
In which I relate a personal story about how the one eportfolio I was required as a student to make on an institutional eportfolio system has now disappeared for good (to me) with no communication ...
tbh it's more about choices, systems and tools, control and ownership, lifelong learning, and portability than eP per se but ePortfolios are by their nature such a perfect storm for these issues that to ignore them is foolish. There is not always a choice on many of the questions this raises but helping everyone be aware of the issues may help prevent problems.
Last week on the Connected Student Series, I discussed the ‘why’ of digital portfolios. It is imperative that in 2014, students be able to curate, archive and expand on the work they are producing in class.