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ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps

ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps
What is an ePortfolio? An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. Portfolios can relate to specific academic fields or your lifelong learning. Evidence may include writing samples, photos, videos, research projects, observations by mentors and peers, and/or reflective thinking. The key aspect of an eportfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your eportfolio. (Adapted from Philippa Butler’s “Review of the Literature on Portfolios and Eportfolios” (2006), page 2.) An ePortfolio is not a specific software package, but more a combination of process (a series of activities) and product (the end result of the ePortfolio process). The real value of an e-portfolio is in the reflection and learning that is documented therein, not just the collection of work. " The e-portfolio is the central .and common point for the student experience.

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. They can be found in a newer post on this blog.

AAEEBL The AAEEBL Webinars are co-sponsored by AAC&U, EPAC, and IJeP. They are all focused on the question "what is the eportfolio idea?" Darren Cambridge, a well-known eportfolio leader, will present his own view that eportfolio is a genre. AAEEBL encourages our members and contacts to consider this Conference on October 25 to 27. 10 Steps to Strengthen Digital and Media Literacy More jobs these days require high level skills such as accessing information, solving problems and working collaboratively. These skills — along with communicating effectively and analyzing data and evidence — are highly relevant in the workplace and in the community, said Renee Hobbs, founder of the Media Education Lab at Temple University and professor in the School of Communications and Theater. "Today, the ability to be a knowledge worker is fundamental to the U.S. economy," she said. But today's students need training if they're going to become tomorrow's knowledge workers.

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and accept requests as they come in, but everything else? Eh, you’ll get to it when you need to. How to create a Digital Publishing Culture Over the last few weeks a few of our staff have begun experimenting with the potential of digital publishing using ePub, both for students and teachers. We are excited about the possibilities, and we imagine digital publishing being used for: Students publishing their own fiction writing within the school communityStudents creating images and videos to embed into written documents (i.e., student developed 'Khan Academy')Teachers creating integrated digital resources to share promising practices (i.e., multimedia teaching materials)Teachers creating unit guides for students (combination of text, visuals, videos and links)

Re-assessing innovative assessment This blog post, which reflects on the key issues raised during a workshop held at the HEA enhancement event Ways of knowing, ways of learning: innovation in pedagogy for graduate success was compiled by Erica Morris, HEA Consultant in Academic Practice ( Over the last ten years or so, much thought has been given to the use of innovative assessment, and more generally, universities and colleges have focused on enhancing assessment practices. Initiatives, research and developments on assessment have led to a rich collection of established theoretical perspectives and good practice guidance for those seeking to make changes to how assessment in designed for students. At the Higher Education Academy (HEA) we synthesised this work, and by building on Assessment Standards: a Manifesto for Change produced A Marked Improvement: Transforming Assessment in Higher Education. Workshop

How To Make Your Own Books From Wikipedia The Wikimedia Foundation home page says – Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. With nearly 3 million articles in the English version alone Wikipedia along with its sister wikis is an Alibaba’s treasure trove of information. Now, Wikipedia gives us a chance to take this information and use it as one of the oldest forms we have known ““ the humble book. It is just the Wikimedia Foundation’s attempt to make “˜human knowledge’ accessible to everyone”¦online and now also offline. It started off with the German Wikipedia last year and now since February 26th it has moved onto the English version too.

4 Common E-Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid E-Portfolios Page 2 of 2 4 Common E-Portfolio Mistakes To Avoid Summers said the Virginia Tech program coordinates with as many campus stakeholders as it can, including the office of assessment, libraries and the center for teaching and learning. "The more you get them involved with other campus units, the better success you will see," she said. One area where Virginia Tech has something in common with Georgia Highlands is that when it mandated the use of e-portfolios in its First Year Experience, it encountered resistance from some of the faculty.

Digital Portfolios Note to all visitors to this page: This wiki is a collaborative learning space. If you want to contribute to this e-portfolio or digital portfolio page, please join the wiki and then add your thoughts, your notes or describe how you created digital portfolios for your students. Please say which programs the students used, or whether they utilized Web2 tools like blogs or Wikis. Thanks! General information about Electronic or Digital Portfolios

Call for Papers Call For Papers The International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is now accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication. IJeP is pubished twice a year (March and September) and employs a rolling submission process. Those wishing to be considered for the March 2015 issue should use December 1, 2014 as their submission deadline. 15 Popular EdTech Tools Being Used Around The World During the past month, Katie and I have been working our tails off to make the upcoming September issue of the Edudemic Magazine for iPad (comes out tomorrow!) as helpful as possible to all teachers around the world. To do so, we spoke with teachers from, well, around the world. During those conversations, we discussed an array of topics, trends, tools, and whatever else popped up. One of the many things that struck me was that most of these admittedly ‘connected teachers’ use the same web tools and apps. I loved when I discovered this and wanted to share some of the most popular tools with you.Most of these were written down as side-notes jotted down during a frantic attempt to accurately capture what people were telling me on the phone.