Last year was a big year for ePortfolios. I participated as a member of the design team ably led by Coach Carole, for the EpCoP MOOC which I have discussed in an earlier post – Designing a MOOC.
This and earlier work with ePortfolios resulted in an invitation to attend the Australian ePortfolios Conference in Perth in October to present on the undertakings of a small ACE provider in the areas of ePortfolios. My presentation centred around two projects at YNH Services where students have used ePortfolios to present evidence for Assessment. The presentation slides can be viewed at my Google Site.
Whilst the invitation to present at this national conference recognised our work in ePortfolios there is still a lot to be done. As I write this post I reflect that I have really not seriously updated my own ePortfolio since then and certainly there has been no extension of the use of ePortfolios by staff or students at our organisation. So now to set some goals.
- To update both my own Google site and Marhara ePortfolio
- Introduce my TAE students to ePortfolios
- Provide Mahara ePortfolios for staff and encourage their use by providing training and reasons why they should build an ePortfolio
Sounds daunting but anything worth doing……………..