This lesson covers the portfolio development process, and the value added of technology. My concept of the "two faces" of e-portfolios is introduced (workspace vs. showcase), along with three development levels of implementation (storage/digital archive, reflective journal/blog, presentation/structured website). You will continue with the next step of the planning process, writing the first draft of your vision statement for implementing electronic portfolios in your classroom, school, or district.
Learning Objectives: You will
* MOSEP (More Self-esteem with my ePortfolio) was an innovative multinational/multilingual project that started in August 2006 for a 2 year period and was funded under the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci Programme. Focus of Tutorials: Teachers of students ages 14-16. The tutorials take the form of Open Learning materials and activities that can support face to face, blended learning or on-line delivery. Although the tutorials concentrate on the learning and development processes and not on specific tools, some of the activities will require participants to have access to ePortfolio tools. Links to a set of open source ePortfolio tools (Mahara) that you can use will be included.
MOSEP modules are provided as supplemental reading and activities, to extend the learning resources in this course.
This lesson's assignments:
Discuss portfolio development process,
Dialogue #2: Share your vision statement (developed as part of the planning process below) and give/receive feedback.
Step 3: What is your Purpose/Vision?
Write your vision statement for your e-portfolio implementation. Review the slide show that is embedded on the page in the Resources section and the examples provided there.
Address the questions above but focus on your own professional portfolio development context. What are the benefits for creating your own professional portfolio? What is your ePortfolio purpose and vision? Identify the benefits (and your motivation) for creating your own
professional portfolio and write your ePortfolio purpose/audience/vision
Portfolio development processes
Discuss the Multiple Purposes for creating e-portfolios
Discuss Balancing the 2 Faces of e-portfolios + other readings/videos - 2 mentions of e-portfolios in National Educational Technology Plan.
Reflection: CREDIT participants, write a blog entry that documents your learning activities for this lesson. What did you learn from the reading, viewing and discussions. (Optional, but recommended for non-credit participants)
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