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1 7th AMICAL Conference June 9-12, 2010 Budapest, Hungary ePortfolio in AUCA: first steps and first results

2 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary Why e-portfolio? to assemble, present, and share information online for documenting academic growth, career evaluation, and course preparation. to maintain a dynamic resume of your experiences in life, work, study, and at play to store examples of the personal achievements (documents, research results, articles, photos, graphics, spreadsheets, web pages) Showcase of the personal accomplishments

3 Mahara (http://mahara.org) – Open Source ePortfolio Softwarehttp://mahara.org ‘Mahara’means 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori Why Mahara? Free Open Source The same team who developed Moodle Moodle/Mahara integration (Mahara 1.1 will accept content from Moodle 2.0 using the Portfolio API)

4 How to attract faculty to use the ePortfolio System: ‘Clear and Easy to Do’ idea 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary eProtfolio can help: to present yourself effectively, properly, creatively, professionally, up-to-date to make the information visible to update your profile the information regularly to control and operate the ePortfolio content access to store and to show of the personal achievements

5 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary AUCA Personal professional information – the way to start

6 Start to create your ePortfolio: 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary

7 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary How it may look like now: the area of your creativity

8 AUCA ePortfolio “Easy to make” template “Key points” of the academic career Basic Knowledge For the Beginners To make the process easier and faster Background for future development of the personal e-Portfolio – be creative! 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary

9 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary What is the student’s interest on ePortfolio? Career development? - a big interest by words but low presence in the system in fact AUCA ePortfolio as alumni social network – the place where you can meet - it works!

10 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary AUCA Alumni Network: Always Stay Connected “Having an ePortfolio would be amazing for the alumni association. It would provide the alumni with a special online space through which they can start their networking or simply share their academic or professional achievements. …ePortfolio can also help to build a solid alumni database for the future. (Aigul K. Kasymova, Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations (AUCA)

11 From idea to implementation – a short history of ePortfolio in AUCA 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary October – December 2009 – studying the ePortfolio software (Mahara Open Source) December 2009 – ePortfolio Working Group has been created December January 2010 – University workshops of the ePortfolio system introduction for AUCA faculty and students February 2010 – Faculty and staff workshop “ePortfolio system – what is a benefit?” March 2010 –AUCA ePortfolio faculty and students template created April 2010 – University workshop “Innovation Practice and Technology: E- portfolio in the University” April “Star” newspaper publication May registered members, 16 active and well designed profiles June 2010 – AUCA Faculty Summer Workshop

12 AUCA Faculty Summer 2010 Workshop “Using WEB technology to supplement face-to-face courses and enhance classroom activity” - certificated 5 day workshop for professional development (2 hours every day with 1 coffee break) The Workshops Objectives Understand and exploit the potential of the e-Course System; Create online activities for students to collaborate, discuss and reflect; Manage students access to a course; Understand and use e-Portfolio as a personal digital collection of information describing and illustrating a person's learning, career, experience and achievements. Learn and practice to use online assessment tools Study and use electronic databases for articles/books and effectively use information retrieval tools. 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary

13 AUCA Faculty Summer 2009 Workshop 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary

14 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary After the Workshop: what is our E-portfolio plan? Attract more people to use AUCA ePortfolio System: students, faculty and staff – who can advice how to it better? Study ways of integration Mahara and Moodle Systems (which allow Mahara users to submit their Mahara Views to a Moodle course for assessment) Try to integrate and share with the experience Consult and train – individually and in groups (Maya, IT team and the Work group)

15 Thank you! 7 th AMICAL Conference 9-12 June, 2010 Budapest, Hungary


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