Cann & Badge (2011). Reflective social portfolios for feedback and peer mentoring

Cann, A. J., & Badge, J. L. (2011). Reflective Social Portfolios for Feedback and Peer Mentoring. Notes: p.6: To facilitate construction of student-owned eportfolios, we initially selected two wiki sites (wetpaint.com, wikispaces.com) and a blogging tool (wordpress.com) as the choices promoted to students, although students were told that they were free to use whatever tools they wish to build their eportfolio as long as they discuss and justify their choice with a member of staff before embarking on the project....

January 31, 2016 · 3 min

UCalgary ePortfolio platform

We have been doing a lot of work on ePortfolios within the Educational Development Unit. The most visible result of that work is the EDU’s in-development department ePortfolio. As we talked about what we wanted to do in order to document the activities of the department, and to connect these activities to our strategies and priorities, it became clear that an ePortfolio was the best way to do that. And it also became clear that we needed more flexibility than was possible in the D2L ePortfolio tool....

November 6, 2015 · 6 min

On ePorfolios and Ownership

Patti and I were discussing our ePortfolio project the other day, and we were basically throwing back and forth various versions of "the students won't it because (a) they don't have to, and (b) it's not theirs." The "they don't have to" part could be misconstrued as meaning "their profs didn't make them do it." That won't work, either. The students have to feel that they want to do this. That they have to do it themselves to make sense of what they're learning and doing....

June 16, 2006 · 2 min

Resources

ePortfolio Software used in the Faculty of Education Master of Teaching ePortfolio pilot project Pachyderm Patti's sample ePortfolio authored in Pachyderm D'Arcy's Pachyderm ePortfolio Drupal - the software that runs the online community of practice Other ePortfolio Software Apple iWeb (an extremely easy and powerful website authoring and publishing program which could be an effective part of an ePortfolio authoring system) Sample ePortfolio authored in Apple iWeb D'Arcy's "live" ePortfolio (blog posts tagged with "...

May 24, 2006 · 2 min

Individual vs. Community

Photograph by D'Arcy Norman ePortfolios are both individual and community activities. As individuals document their practice, they perform several internal processes to make sense of what they've done. But, these processes can be amplified if a community of peers (and/or mentors or "experts") is a key part of their ePortfolio process. By sharing reflection, and drawing on reflections and suggestions from a person's community of practice, it would be possible to more effectively understand what is being documented, and to better adapt as a result....

May 24, 2006 · 2 min

Archival vs. Developmental

Because ePortfolios are used to document and record an individual's practice, they have an archival nature. They form a "permanent record" of a person's activities and progress. ePortfolios can also have a developmental nature, when the individual (and their peers) review an ePortfolio to create personal development plans, and to adapt future strategies as a result of the documented case studies presented within an ePortfolio. Boxes in the Basement Photograph by Penumbra Pros: a personal content management system capable of storing nearly any form of medium....

May 24, 2006 · 1 min

Presentational vs. Cognitive

ePortfolios have two primary components. The "presentational" component is the visible, shiny product of the ePortfolio process. It is a website, or a presentation, or a set of media produced to document and communicate a concept or event. But, just as importantly, an ePortfolio has a cognitive component. The individual crafting their ePortfolio should be reflecting on their practice of teaching and learning, critiquing what they've done - what worked? what didn't work?...

May 24, 2006 · 1 min

Dossier vs. Live Document

Dossier vs. "Live Document" Dossiers Some traditional ePortfolio projects approach the ePort as a solution to an HR problem - to document capabilities of employees and students in order to streamline institutional business processes. That may be an important and valid goal, but it is not the sole (or even the primary) purpose of an ePortfolio. Photograph by swanksalot "Live Document" - dynamic stream/flow If viewed separately from any institutional context, an ePortfolio is a live document that represents an individual (or, perhaps a group of individuals)....

May 24, 2006 · 2 min

ePortfolios

Background Information The Teaching & Learning Centre has been involved with some ePortfolio-related projects, most notably a pilot project conducted by the Faculty of Education's Master of Teaching Program. This pilot was designed to evaluate the technical and pedagogical implications of an online ePortfolio, as well as a community website, as part of the MT curriculum. We have also been fortunate to play a lead role in the development of the Pachyderm interactive presentation authoring software, which was used to create the published ePortfolios in the MT pilot project....

May 24, 2006 · 1 min

My Pachyderm ePortfolio

In the process of getting ready for our session on Thursday, I started to put together an ePortfolio for myself using Pachyderm. I've done several "sample" ePortfolios before, but not a full-blown attempt. Something about eating your own dogfood... So I gave it a shot. It's still pretty rough, and the "Projects" and "About this..." sections are still empty, but it's a start. I need to flesh out most of the pages as well, as I've currently just got command+c command+v content migration from blog posts and wiki pages....

May 9, 2006 · 1 min