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1 © University of Reading October 2014 E-Portfolio Tools for Reflective Practice in Initial Teacher Training From Blackboard to Web 2.0 Judith Davies, Guy Pursey & Robyn Drinkwater

2 2 E-Portfolios: Original Objectives To Investigate the Transfer of a Successful Paper PDP to and E-Portfolio To Increase Learning Effectiveness by Reflecting and Articulating Goals from Different Perspectives To Model Professionalism and Encourage Life - Long Learning To Enhance the Collection of Evidence Towards ITT Standards Through ICT

3 E-Portfolios: Pilot Outcomes Trainees Made Effective Use of Electronic Record Keeping, Tracking Progress Evidence of Increased Reflection Trainees Acknowledged Development of Transferable Skills Tutors Identified Examples of Best Practice Required E-Portfolio Content Refined 3

4 Advantages of E-Portfolios Tutors Have Opportunities to Apply AfL Through the Reflective Process Electronic Facility Increases Flexibility in the Collection of Multi – Media Evidence for ITT Standards Sharing E-Portfolios With Prospective Employers Introduction to Foundation Stage Assessment and Learning Platforms 4

5 E-Portfolios in the NQT Year? Lack of Time Prevents NQTs Engaging With E-Portfolios? Is There a Lack of Confidence in ICT Skills to Develop an E- Portfolio? Lack of Motivation & Understanding of the Potential of E- Portfolios ? Is There a Lack of Knowledge About Open Source/Web 2.0 E-Portfolio Tools? – Transfer from Blackboard an Issue? A project funded by the TDA allowed these points to be explored 5

6 Evaluation Criteria Type of Tool Interface Aesthetics Compatibility with Blackboard Security Costs Ease of Uploading Documents / File Space Is it Open Source? Can it be Shared? Ability to Create Multiple Areas/Artefacts 6

7 Helen Barratt’s Website 7

8 Web 2.0 Tools Evaluated 8

9 Evaluation of Web 2.0 Tools: Issues Limited File Space How to Keep Files Together for Presentations Links Could be Lost Some Tools Felt Dated Regular Changes in the Design of the Tools Incompatibility With Blackboard Transportability of E-Portfolios 9

10 Focus Group Outcomes Web 2.0 Tools Identified as Appropriate: – Edublog, PB Wiki and Google Teachers’ Responses After Hands – On Session with Web 2.0 Tools: – Gather Evidence for Interviews – Showing Potential Employers – Evidence for TDA Standards and Professional Development – Performance Management Restricted Web Access From Schools 10

11 For the Future Provide Information About Web 2.0 E-Portfolio Tools / Transfer From Bb for PGCE Primary Trainees in July 2009 The Level of Understanding About E-Portfolios and Learning Appears Low Implications of E-Learning Platforms in Schools - Requirement from 2010 E-Portfolios – Embedded in a VLE or Web 2.0 Tools for All? 11


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