Presentation on theme: "Shaping the electronic Portfolio – the pilot so far and some options to consider ePortfolio Workshop London Metropolitan University Peter Chalk 8/5/07."— Presentation transcript:
Shaping the electronic Portfolio – the pilot so far and some options to consider ePortfolio Workshop London Metropolitan University Peter Chalk 8/5/07
What’s in the WebLearn (BlackBoard) ePortfolio? Integration with WebLearn modules –Artefact saving (file storage area) Binders, including a multimedia gallery Blog/ discussion & calendar Goal setting & recording, evidence linked Guest reviewer facility (can track guests) CV (resumé) tool
Options in a nutshell Portfolios are created when student first enrolled and remain throughout course Choice of template/ customisation? –No template at all –Fully populated template –Compromise: Resources only template
No template at all Advantages: –Student ‘owns’ the design from the start –Student may simply link to external Portfolio Disadvantages –Choice of tools to choose is unclear and can’t be changed –Would contain no guidance and may need external web site support as well
No template – blank starter Portfolio + link – build
Fully populated template For example, based on the University PDP www.londonmet.ac.uk/ugstudy/pdp www.londonmet.ac.uk/ugstudy/pdp Advantages –Gets student started, shows PDP stages Disadvantages –Can appear that there’s little to do –Uniform appearance, may be too complex
Resources only template Advantages –Allows student creativity or link to outside Portfolio –Includes resources for getting started –Includes tools, useful files, setting up of blog.. Disadvantages –Can’t see any yet…
CV (Resumé) tool – edit in place or upload file
WebLearn integration In WebLearn modules, tool to save as artefact to Portfolio: –Discussion, e.g. as evidence of attaining goal –Assessment, e.g. to discuss feedback –My Grades, e.g. to evaluate progress Drawback –Calendars are not integrated
WebLearn module ‘Save to Portfolio’ tool (artefact saved to Portfolio file store)
Supporting Resources 1 Getting Started (HTML file) 2 Guide to Portfolio Tools (Edinburgh) 3 eLearning Resources (RLOs) 4 Reflective Writing Guidance 5 University PDP Web Site 6 Example Feedback Action Plan Form 7 Example Portfolios
Results of Spring semester pilot Why I can’t show you an example… –Started late –Did not integrate into module learning and teaching –Presented as an add-on –Not linked to PDP related assessment –Students did not use it by choice –Added me as guest but did not create new content
Conclusions from pilot Essential to –Integrate ePortfolio into L&T strategy –PDP-related assessment must involve creating and sharing content in WebLearn Portfolio –Spend time showing students how to use tools –Encourage artefact saving in all modules –Use blog to engage student with ML/PAA –Use CV tool with Careers Service etc etc Template – minimal to encourage engagement?
The template options Options: –Blank template –Fully populated university PDP template –Resources only template Need to consider: –Customisation/ tailoring/ administration –Pilots for Autumn
The Autumn pilot options How these may best be identified so as to best represent our aspirations? For example, should the Autumn semester pilots: –use Certificate level module only? –be HEO modules only? –sample from across the first semester modules (to explore integration opportunities in a course)? –sample across the three core spine modules? –be contained within a range of modules taken from one subject area?