This is the site to support the keynote address "Balancing the Two Faces of ePortfolios" to be presented by Dr. Helen Barrett at the California State University Fresno on August 20, 2015.

Dr. Barrett will focus on the two main approaches to ePortfolio development: portfolio as workspace (supporting learning and reflection) and portfolio as showcase (supporting assessment and self-marketing/employment). Dr. Barrett will provide a balanced framework for developing ePortfolios using mobile devices that support lifelong learning, with the essential elements of reflection and intrinsic motivation. We will explore the two conflicting paradigms of assessment according to Peter Ewing (Accountability vs. Improvement) as applied to ePortfolio development.

Breakout session:
  • Know Thyself:  ePortfolios and Reflective Stories supporting Lifelong Learning
    Description: Dr. Helen Barrett will address a variety of ePortfolio learning strategies that promote lifelong learning.  Drawing on various models of reflection. Dr. Barrett will bridge theory with practical examples to support lifelong learning strategies of self-monitoring, self-awareness and self-management. Specific strategies to be shown will include reflective journals (blogs) and digital storytelling. 
    Above is a diagram I like to use that supports the components of lifelong learning and I will address how ePortfolios and digital storytelling support each of those components.

The links on the left side of this website contain further support for themes in the presentation. Other sites to support this keynote address: