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ePortfolio 2007 Conference presentations (18th and 19th October 2007)

File Employability and ePortfolio
A demonstration of electronic employability services at de plant of Belden Cable and Wire on the implemtentation of Lean Manufacturing. The subject of de case is the transition of a single operator to a multi skilled operator.
File Finding the Conditions of Possibility for Enquiry Based Online Learning
In this paper authors argue that the conditions of possibility for online EBL must be thoroughly explored before the leap can be made, and that they are compelled to resist making easy assumptions about the readiness of first year undergraduates to learn in this way. Authors conclude that there can exist a ‘zone of uncertainty’ between the ‘spirit’ of online EBL students’ experience of it.
File Using ePortfolios in the Context of Web 2.0 and Bologna within the Co-curricular Study Programme: Problem-solving Competencies
This proposal shows how E-Portfolios can be used as an assessment instrument in the co-curricular study program “Problem Solving Competencies”. Since assessment marks play an important role in attaining future job opportunities, students strive for certification and good grades. This is why they expect to learn and be taught in a manner that suits the prevalent forms of assessment.
File The Electronic Learning Dossier: a Tool for the Whole Educational Chain
The introduction of new educational developments in the Netherlands, such as ‘competence‑based education’ and the emphasis on stimulating talent and preventing early school leaving, requires a more efficient exchange of student-related information on lear
File The ePortfolio-City
Authors' intention in this paper is to explain the Idea of a light-weight and easy understandable electronic learning Portfolio (ePortfolio) - Framework for the usage in an entrepreneurial environment. This framework is based on central ideas of the JISC ePortfolio Reference Model and augments them to fit an enterprise HR environment.
File The Competence Portfolio: From a Common Background to Differentiated Practice. Towards the e-Portfolio in the Vocational Training of Canton Ticino (Switzerland)
The present contribution intends to deepen the characteristics and the modalities of construction and diffusion of the Competence Portfolio Project in all the vocational schools of Canton Ticino, by describing how the tool and its methodologies have been differentiated, depending on the characteristics of each school, and by analysing its development towards an ePortfolio.
File Embedding Europass at Newcastle University to Support Student and Graduate Mobility – Work In Progress
As a key outcome to the JISC funded EPICS regional project, Newcastle University developed a number of interoperability tools within the ePET portfolio. These tools included support for IMS-LIP and the ability to export and import data in Europass CV format. The EPICS project was seen very much as a pilot, to test what was feasible and to investigate the challenges to ePortfolios from interoperability, pedagogical and legal perspectives.
File Efficacy of e-Portfolios: a Systematic Review of the Evidence
There is now a considerable body of evidence published across the health professions. This paper will discuss the findings of the recently formed Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) systematic on this topic which will provide a robust and objective synthesis of the large and increasing body of literature on this vital educational intervention.
File ePortfolio for an Older Worker What has Age Got to do with it?
This presentation chronicles the achievements of the EQUAL SWOOP (South West Opportunities for Older People) Project in the South West of the UK as it helps older individuals become empowered to take control of their prospects for work and learning.
File Smart use of E-portfolios - Asset Management
This paper explores the crucial role that E-portfolios have in providing (a) individuals with a system to join together their learning and vocational experiences; (b) managers with a facility to manage human assets; (c) a line of sight between the learners journey, organisational risk management and strategic planning; (d) Provide a means to manage the transfer of skills and increase employability of individuals.
File What are the features of e-portfolio implementation that can enhance learning and promote self-regulation?
This paper presents a literature review focusing on the ways in which e-portfolios are currently used in teacher education and the potential of e-portfolios to support learning. Implications for processes and pedagogies will be identified, and the benefits of e-portfolios and issues of implementation will be considered. The paper also discuss the features of Mahara in the light of the literature review.
File Online Approaches to Reflective Portfolio Learning – Initial Studies
In Nort West England is need to start using “Horus”, an established education technology to introduce workplace learning management and portfolio services to the medical school’s virtual learning environment. A major challenge is to use online facilities to support reflective learning for such large student numbers. Authors present initial investigations of online reflective discussions and the role of student facilitators.
File Cake for the Masses; the Royal College of Nursing e-Portfolio and Competency Assessment Tool Built on the Now.net Platform
The RCN Learning Zone is about to enhance the functionality of its e-Portfolio to enable nurses to capture evidence of their competence using multi-media and to cross reference this against multiple competency standards. Authors therefore want to explore with delegates strategies to enhance the user experience of e-portfolios.
File ePortfolio Comparison - Form or Function?
The aim of this work in progress is to produce a comparison between two marketed ePortfolios (Blackboard VLE ePortfolio and Pebble Pad) as well as a social learning space (Eduspaces) and a social meeting space (Facebook). The intention at this stage is not to recommend a product for purchase but to explore the possibilities offered by various settings as well as to initiate an understanding of what the university requires for future e-learning and e-teaching environments.
File Layering Networked and Symphonic Selves with Electronic Portfolios: A Critical Role for ePortfolios in Employability through Integrative Learning
The role of ePortfolio in promoting employability must be situated in a larger critical discussion about the relationship between citizens, employers and the state. While also helping individuals develop their employability, ePortfolios ought to contribute to creating agency, satisfaction, and meaning in their lives as a whole.
File Introducing ePortfolios across a Paper-dominated University:Student and Staff Views and Attitudes to the Value of Change
In this paper the use of e-portfolios across a range of subject areas is described and evaluated. This development in the use of an electronic means to present and assess student progress involved over 2000 undergraduate students and 25 staff.
File Towards a learning path specification
This paper identifies the requirements for a learning path specification drawing on a study of literature in the field of curriculum design and lifelong learning, and on recent initiatives aimed to enhance comparability and exchangeability of learning actions. Mapping these requirements on two existing specifications designed to describe learning programmes, XCRI and IMS-LD, leads to the conclusion that IMS-LD more broadly fulfils the requirements.
File Question-Answering Through Selecting and Connecting Peer-Students
In this paper authors introduce a model that helps answering the questions of students. The model invokes the knowledge and skills of peer-students by bringing them together based on the combination of questions posed and their study progress; it supports the process with text fragments selected from the material studied. Finally, authors will discuss the results of a calibration and simulation of the model and present the first results of an experiment with over a 100 students using a prototype of the model for a period of 8 weeks.
File Supporting the non-expert in the authoring of personalized learning using IMS LD
This paper presents an alternate classification of the approaches employed in today’s IMS LD authoring tools to support the engagement of non-experts in the design of instruction for today’s e-learning.
File Investigating the Role of ePortfolios and Online Courses in a Community of Practice: Assisting Bulgarian Special Educators with Lifelong Competency Development
Research and development for an Internet-facilitated distributed community of practice (DCoP) for special education in Bulgaria is in its final phase. Results from the needs assessment indicated that special education researchers, practitioners, and parents in Bulgaria would benefit from such a community and that there is sufficient Internet access.
File Towards Employability: The ePortfolio as a Link between RPL and PFL
In this work in progress, the researcher is exploring the suitability of ePortfolio development as the process and content of an applied management course towards a bachelor’s degree in business.
File The use of ePortfolios within academic programs
A framework was developed for 1) portfolio outcomes, 2) academic objectives and 3) portfolio learning environment. A questionnaire was developed and distributed among 14 academic universities within the Netherlands. The results are representative for the current portfolio use.
File Portfolio for Assessment of Prior Learning: Design Issues
The paper presents results of a pilot in which APL took place in the academic settings and portfolio was used as an assessment instrument. Applied design principles and heuristics are presented and discussed.
File E-portfolio for Employment Services, An On-line Dialogue and Support System
The Dutch Public Employment Services chooses to offer services through different channels, including internet. E-portfolio is an important step towards interactive services through internet. It also fits within the Dutch policy to make the job-seeker responsible for his own job-seeking process. E-portfolio enables the job-seeker to manage his own job-seeking activities including the organisation of professional support.
File The Use of Electronic Portfolios in Initial Language Teacher Training as an Assessment and Evaluation Tool
New challenges for the future educators have brought new responsibilities on teacher and social agencies about educational responsibilities, mass media application in education, different education models for multicultural society, a “pressing” need for curriculum development, and new definitions in classroom management.
File From an ePortfolio model to ePortfolio practices. Some guidelines
Eportfolio is being considered a useful tool to increase reflection and to foster awareness in teachers and students both in initial training and in on-service training.
File Media Competencies for Tutors – A Modularised Course Using ePortfolio. Using ePortfolio to Integrate a Modularised Course
The Centre for Teaching and Learning in 2004 started with the implementation of the university-wide eLearning strategy with the aim to improve quality in teaching. Since, the Centre has also been educating and supervising a group of “eTutors” trained in educational technology eModeration, and advanced handling of the central LMS to support eLearning novices among the teachers or innovative teaching projects.
File The Competence Portfolio: Reflection for Organisational Renewal
This paper shares the experience of accompanying a self-run art centre in Quebec in the development and implementation of its organisational ePortfolio.
File Success factors in implementation of e-portfolio’s: an overview in Dutch higher education
Objective of this paper is to make an inventory of the success factors and pitfalls involved in the process of the implementation of e-portfolio’s in Dutch higher education and also provide practical handles for stakeholders involved in the process of implementation of e-portfolio’s in Dutch higher education.
File Foliothinking for First-Year College Success & Career Maturation: Partnering the KSU Online Career Portfolio with the KSU 1101: First-Year Seminar
The folio thinking process prepares students for life-long continued career development which demands an entrepreneurial approach of managing ones own progress as a knowledge worker in the 21st century. In presentation autors share the academic approaches to creating e-portfolios as passports to student success, career maturation, and global citizenship.
File Netstart
NetStart Project is focus on the abilities development, beginning with basic computer science literacy, for access to tools based on the Internet and proceeding according with the established objectives, through a cycle of continuous improvement of its abilities.
File Profiling mechanisms to stimulate participation in learning networks
Today continuous acquisition of new competences and updating existing capacities is crucial to personal empowerment and job performance. Due to the dynamics of the rapid technological change our society experiences, traditional, classroom-based methods of learning fail to meet the learning demands of today’s lifelong learners...
File Enabling flexible recognition of prior learning competences using the EVC-toolbox electronic support system
Authors present the vision underlying the design of the EVC box, the functionalities implemented in the prototype based on requirements analysis with APL-mentors and assessors (spring 2007). Authors focus on the actual design of the prototype which will be tested in pilots at two Fontys departments (in october-november 2007) and discuss our design rationale and findings with the public.
File "Meaningful Learning" - Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff
Learners engaged in lifelong learning are typically engaged in a variety of formal and informal learning activities and hence are faced with a learner-centric model wherein they are responsible for their own learning processes. Learners become involved for pleasure, leisure, economic or societal reasons. Learner involvement requires effective strategies, for the management and their thematic knowledge domains...
File E-Portfolios for Artists at the University of Arts Berlin
Presentation of the Competency Management Platform for the Career and Transfer Service Center of the Berlin University of the Arts (CTC)
File Engaging young students in the ePortfolio process
Wolsingham is an 11 – 18 School and Community College set in rural Weardale in Co Durham (UK). The school has a record of successful curriculum development and innovation in many areas including Key Skills, Employability Skills and ePortfolios. The school has developed and successfully trialled, a video-rich, multimedia ePortfolio [E-Me] that it is using with Year 7, 8, 9 and sixth form students.
File Using the e-Portfolio - An Awarding Body's Perspective (case study)
National structures for external qualifications vary from country to country, not just across Europe but even within the UK. Not everyone within EIfEL’s network, therefore, will necessarily be familiar with the system we have in place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We have a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) which is regulated by three authorities QCA (England), ACCAC (Wales) and CCEA (Northern Ireland).
File Creating a Research Network for a Succesful e-Portfolio Design and Implementation
In this paper authors wanted to share with other the goals associated with the creation "European Network on e-portfolio". Authors also present in this paper some data concerned with the first study carried out on the use of e-portfolios in our country that shows where we are and which trends are the most important for the near future.
File Challenging our Students: What Did WE learn?
In this presentation authors focus on their experiences and lessons learnt in implementing a digital portfolio for 160 first year students at one of the schools of Avans University by challenging them. Presentation is given with the help of the students involved in this project. They present with their findings, their creativity and solutions for really making multimedia-based portfolios.
File Introducing the student competency portfolio in the Technical School of Castelldefels (EPSC) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
The paper explains: 1) the conception of the competency portfolio project; 2) the description of new academic activities (e.g., problem based learning, cooperative learning, oral presentations, application projects, auto and peer assessment, tutor interviews) implanted in several subjects; 3) rubrics to assess the quality of the portfolio; 4) its electronic implementation as a web page; and 5), final conclusions and future plans related to the generalization of such practices in our university.
File If We Build It, Will They Come? Embedding Employability through ePortfolio Assessment
The main aim of this paper is to discuss the role of constructive alignment in helping to design ePortfolio assessment strategies which support embedding of employability within subject-based curricula. A critical consideration in this is the availability of different modes of ePortfolios and their support of both formative and summative assessment objectives.
File Early Learner Empowerment by Means of ePortfolio
This paper exemplarily shows for process portfolios how learning theories request instructional scaffolding for different ability levels. In order to empower learners early in their achievement of lifelong learning competences, we propose a scaffolding aid in the form of a semi­formal description structure for learning processes to be used with the method of process portfolio.
File Contextblogger: Learning by Blogging in the Real World
In this paper authors represent one specific instantiation of contextualised mobile social software for learning called contextualised blogging. Contextualised blogging combines the community aspects and flexible content access of a mobile blog with the adaptation to real-world settings made possible by contextualised computing.
File Innovative talent coaching and career development for catering professionals: twinning the catering e-portfolio with talent and job matchmaking
The intrinsic dynamics of our society require frequent transitions across a professional’s lifetime. For the young graduate from education to work, for adults reintegrating from inactivity to new work or from one job to another either in the same branch or a job switch from one branch to another line of business. Continuous updating of one’s professional competences is necessary, while specific prior acquired competences become obsolete due to the effects of rapid technological changes.
File Towards a Model for Navigation Support in Learning Networks
This article presents ongoing work that, by means of simulations, attempts to find out the characteristics that should be taken into account to for more efficient and effective individualized support in completing learning activities in a Learning Network.
File Functionality for Learning Networks: Lessons Learned From Social Web Applications
In this paper authors analyze the functionalities of three well-known social web applications, namely del.icio.us, Flickr and YouTube, and discuss how these functionalities can be used to encourage participants to manage, organize and regulate Learning Networks.
File Developing an ePortfolio-Driven SME as a Community Change Agent
This presentation of Learning Agents’ “journey in progress” will include how it is merging ePortfolio with its own digital identity, changing such practices as the way it hires and develops staff (using facebook and PLEs), the way it markets itself to the world (ePortfolio), and how it will advocate for ePortfolio in the future (community approach, digital lifestyle, Web 2.0, leveraged spinoffs).
File A New Linkage for the Assessment of Prior Learning
This contribution presents a project that concentrates on the use of electronic portfolios and Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) to assess prior learning experiences of learners. After an introduction the assessment triangle is presented as a reference framework. The role of the electronic portfolio for prior learning assessment is identified. Latent Semantic Analysis is introduced as an innovative assessment technology. A report about a recently conducted cased study at the Open University of the Netherlands follows.
File Mediation effects of subjective variables: Critical aspects in an e-Portfolio implementation.
The paper describes a preliminary analysis of an e-Portfolio’s implementation among a students’ small target group. This e-Portfolio’s System (prototype version) has been developed at Giunti Labs and customised at University of Bologna as part of a common project named Alma Two (Adaptive Learning Management Assets for Advanced Learning Methodology-driven Architecture).
File The ePortfolio in a Professional Training Scheme: What is at Stake and the Limits of the Scheme
On the occasion of the first international francophone conference on the e-portfolio in Quebec, (Trestini, 2006), authors present a e- portfolio which was conceived with the aim to facilitate the acquisition and the validation of skills for the C2i2e, a computer and internet certificate required for teacher trainees in all the IUFMs (French Institutes for teacher training) of France.
File A Cross Section of Eportfolio Use in Danish Education
In Denmark the use of eportfolio within the educational world is spreading like wildfire. On all levels of education from primary school to university e-portfolios are being used for various purposes and with various results. Knowledge Lab, University of Southern Denmark, and Danish Eportfolio Konsortium are setting out to map this uncharted landscape. Authors are specifically looking at various examples of use – to be able to inductively describe how eportfolio is used at present from kindergarten to university level.
File How Can ePortfolio Make Sense for Higer Education? The Vienna University ePortfolio Framework Taking Shape
In this paper authors consider ePortfolio from the perspective of a higher education institution and mirror the potential stakeholders’ scepticism towards an implementation. Authors develop the argument that ePortfolio bears the potential to play a prominent role as a tool for supporting the development of specific generic competencies, which recently gain much attention in the context of the Bologna-process, as a tool for presentation, and as the means for students to receive recognition of their work in an intra-university public.
File New Vocational Pathways and Workforce Development: Nottingham’s Engagement with New ePortfolio Agendas Bridging the Education and Employment Sectors for Regional Development in the UK
From a focus on implementing interoperable ePortfolios for learner transitions between local educational institutions – schools, colleges and universities – the Nottingham consortium is now taking forward new projects spanning the two worlds of education and employment.
File ePortfolio Architecture: ePortfolios, ePortfolio Management Systems and Organisers
The objective of this position paper is to describe an ePortfolio architecture where the response to these questions will be offered, providing a pathway for innovation and standardisation, keeping the power of free personalised expression and interoperability. This will be done through the description of an ePortfolio enabled environment based on the interaction between ePortfolios, personal ePortfolio organisers and organisational ePortfolio Management Systems.
File Processing learner profiles for smart indicators
Smart indicator systems adapt their approach of information aggregation and indication according to a learner’s situation or context. In this paper context is used as temporal context of the learning progress. This paper introduces an experimental scenario in which smart indicators are applied. The following section provides a definition of smart indicators that is derived from concepts of self-regulated learning and context-aware systems.
File MOSEP - More Self Esteem with my E-portfolio Supporting New Competencies for E-portfolio Tutors
This article attempts to demonstrate how e-portfolios, used as a method within an educational setting is neither a matter of tools nor is the introduction of a new method (accompanied with e. g. guiding material and explanatory media) to the organisations' learners sufficient to implement e-portfolio as a sustainable measure to enhance the self-directed learning. In the article, authors want to outline new competencies of teacher's and tutor's needed in order to support learners in their individual learning process.
File Implementation of an eDossier for the European Language Portfolio
With regard to the learning of languages, the European Community promoted an eLearning program that considers language learning a preparation for the active use of language for communication, as social interaction. One of the first actions in this field was undertaken by the Council of Europe with the design of the European Language Portfolio.
File Our Journey towards a Next-generation Digital Portfolio Product
This paper try to answer the question: Are assessment-, development- and showcase Portfolios really that different, or can a system be created that integrates these functions for the benefit of all stakeholders?
File Beyond the Blog: getting the right level of structure in an ePortfolio to support learning
There has been rapid growth of freely available blogging and social networking sites on the Internet (as part of the ‘Web 2.0’ phenomena) and there are indications that these technologies can have benefits for supporting learning. This raises an important question for the ePortfolio community: does the availability of free blogs and social networking sites mean that specialist ePortfolio applications are now redundant?
File A Multi-agency Approach to Developing the Northern Ireland Teacher e-Portfolio
This paper reports on developments of the underpinning principles, specification and concepts of a career-long and career-wide teacher e-portfolio (NITe-P). It also show how NITe-P-based learning is creating new opportunities for greater coherence, depth and consistency in the way teachers collect, select, reflect and present their professional development.
File Preparing Arts Leaders in 21st Century Skills: A Case Study of the ePortfolio Project in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon
This paper describes the process and content of the ePortfolio project in the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon, the goals and challenges that are shaping it, and the vision for its unique contribution to not only the arts management field, but ePortfolios for professional schools.
File A Portfolio for a Project-Based Learning Telecommunications Engineering Course: a Case Study
This paper presents a curriculum design using project-based learning methodology as a case study for the use of a portfolio. In concrete it motivates the need of a semi-structured reflective portfolio.
File Using the Student e-Portfolio in a large Australian University as a learning tool to assist in the transition to employment
n 2004, after twelve months of detailed planning, piloting and consultation with academics, employers and students, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) developed and implemented a staged introduction of a Student e-Portfolio (Se-P). The purpose statement which guided the development process was: To enable students to record, reflect on, catalogue, retrieve and present their experiences, activities, and artefacts they produce both inside and outside of university life as evidence of the skills developed while at QUT that contribute significantly to their lifelong learning and career development.
File A Feasibility Study on the Personal Development Planning Process Embedded in the ‘SPECIAL’ ePortfolio for Generic Competencies Development
The concept of personal development planning is built into the system as to improve the capacity of students to understand what and how they are learning, and to review, plan and take responsibility for their own learning. The ePortfolio serves the purposes of personal and career development. A feasibility study was conducted at the planning stage by inviting students for focus groups. The results showed that students did not appreciate the value of managing their own learning through personal development planning, but they realized the importance of developing generic competencies.
File Sink, Swim or Dive in? The Experience of Piloting an Eportfolio Environment to Support and Enhance Employability and Lifelong Learning Initiatives at The University of Salford
This case study presentation is designed to explore opportunities, tensions and challenges arising from implementation of a pilot ePortfolios project at the University of Salford. It also outline the lessons learned so far and the key issues for Salford as implementation progresses.
File The Impact of ePortfolio Development on the Employability of Adults Aged 45 and Over
This paper describes how the ePortfolio technology was introduced to this non-traditional e-portfolio audience, what its effects were and what aspects of the programme were considered most beneficial by participants.
This work in progress is the result of a conversation between the authors on the link between individual and organisational learning and the need to define a common framework to design a continuous learning space or learning landscape, hence the acronym of POLE (Personal and Organisational Learning Environment) and the idea that the ePortfolio might be the DNA of this living and developing organism.
File Reflective e-portfolios for continuing professional development and organisational change
The process of introducing a reflective e-portfolio to a UK company sub-contracted to deliver telephone guidance provides the focus for this paper. It examines the way in which the ePortfolio technology was built, implemented, applied and interpreted, and how precursor technologies as well as human actors, played a central role.
File Build or Buy? – the Challenge of Developing an ePortfolio to Support the Delivery of Learning and Assessment of Core Skills in Specialist Vocational Environments
This peper focuses on the collaborative action research project in developing a DIY e-portfolio to support the delivery of Core Skills within a number of vocational areas. The VLE Moodle was chosen as the platform for this e-portfolio. It was attractive to the college and SQA as it is open source, free and therefore readily available to other colleges. Four areas were chosen, to represent each faculty of the college. The subjects were Electrical Engineering, Social Care, Multi Media and Working with Communities, all being delivered at Higher National level and designed to increase employability. Neither the staff nor the students had experience of using e portfolios.
File Showcasing Diverse Users’ ePortfolios; Developing, Recording and Presenting Employ-Abilities
This session explores, through real eportfolio examples created by diverse users, the rich variety of ways in which learners are engaging with PebblePad to record and celebrate their learning and achievement. There is a particular emphasis on the development and evidencing of employability skills demonstrated through a range of mini case studies.
File Specification-neutral e-Portfolios and Their Implementation with a Fedora Database
Lifelong and lifewide learning requires the use of ePortfolios in communities which are used to format their data according to different specifications. The paper proposes a solution to the resulting problems of interoperability. It exploits the advantages of a service oriented distributed architecture. An accordingly adapted definition of ePortfolios is provided.
File ePortfolio for the largest professional body in Europe: successes and challenges
The nursing profession in the UK has been on a portfolio journey for almost two decades. The primary driver has been a requirement for all registered nurses to keep an up-to-date portfolio in order to re-register with their professional body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council. New ways of working and pedagogical/androgogical underpinnings have give additional impetus to the portfolio/e-portfolio concept within the health care arena.
File Focus on the Winvision Digital Portfolio and a New Type of Learning Environment
During workshop author shows the ePortfolio system for the future as part of a real alternative for proprietary learning environments.
File The Flourish Project: IntegraThe Flourish Project: Integrating Innovative Use of e-Portfolios into the Continuing Professional Development of Staffting Innovative Use of e-Portfolios into the Continuing Professional Development of Staff
This paper focuses on the ongoing JISC funded Flourish project and its implications for these processes within our HE institution. Authors also report on the iterative methodology used within the project, which has utilised the staged roll out of the eportfolio system to develop the wider integration process.
File Supporting work based learning in large retailers using e-portfolios
The challenge was to deliver foundation degrees nationally to the UK’s largest retailer Tesco where participants only have 2 days face to face support each term, linking multiple universities with one e-portfolio system for both reflective learning and also structured assessment for individual units of the online degree. This was further complicated by the use of different VLEs by the universities, and the need to offer a consistent high quality user experience to all participants.
File The importance of acknowledging learning processes in assessing the impact of eportfolios
A team of researchers from the Learning Sciences Research Institute at The University of Nottingham conducted a project commissioned by the British Educational Communications & Technology Agency (Becta) in 2006 to identify the impact of eportfolios on learning. The aim was to identify common themes across a range of eportfolio projects, and to establish dimensions and baselines that could be used for future planning and implementation.
File Breaking out of the Box: Demand-led e-Portfolio for Employability
The commercial world is ahead of education in moving beyond closed systems containing services (“Web 1.0”) toward a more open landscape: “Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an "architecture of participation," and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.”
File Developing W-Portfolio Culture in Computer Education for Teacher Education
As an attempt to develop an ICT culture in teacher education programme, the use of web portfolio (w-portfolio) in a computer education is being explored. A collaborative action research and multiple case studies are employed to study the development and implementation of the w-portfolio culture.
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