7. Blogs as e-portfolios

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THIS MODULE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION 😦

Meg’s Blogagogical objectives

  1. To collect and compare ideas for how you could use blogs in your class.
  2. To generate ideas for how you could use blogs in your classroom.
  3. To assess a range of blogs for usefulness, effectiveness, communication style and ease of use.
  4. To select a blog or blogs to refer to as a model for your own blogging enterprise.

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Your objectives

What are you hoping to learn from this module? Your objectives can be the same as mine, but is there anything else you are expecting to learn? Write down your thoughts, discuss with a partner or small group in the class, or blog it!

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Introduction

One of the most powerful uses for blogs in education is as an e-portfolio

 

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Focus questions

Write down your thoughts, discuss with a partner or small group in the class, or blog it!

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* Made it easier to identify struggling students
* Easier for students to submit their work
* Easier for the tutor to view work quickly
* Developed student IT skills
* Helped in the monitoring of student progress
* Provided templates to enable scaffolding of student progress
* No large paper e-portfolios to carry
* Facilitated provision of both formative and summative feedback
* Allowed students to be more creative
* Saved time when collecting work
* Accessible anywhere
* Students found e-portfolio interesting and motivating

Federica Oradini and Gunter Saunders 2007

Many staff identified the sharing function as potentially useful for providing formative feedback during the construction of a student’s e-portfolio. In practice however, very few students shared the portfolio with their tutors early enough for this to be beneficial. There may also be a need to introduce some mid point assessment to further scaffold the process as some students did not build their portfolios gradually instead waiting until the last minute to compile their portfolio. Federica Oradini and Gunter Saunders 2007

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Exercise

Write down your thoughts, discuss with a partner or small group in the class, or blog XXXXXXXX

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Exercise

Write down your thoughts, discuss with a partner or small group in the class, or blog XXXXXXXX

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Exercise

Write down your thoughts, discuss with a partner or small group in the class, or blog XXXXXXXX

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Reflection

Write down your thoughts, discuss with a partner or small group in the class, or blog it!

  • What have I learnt?
  • What is still unclear?
  • What do I need to follow up on?
  • Where to from here?
  • What other stuff I have read or accessed to help me make sense of it all?

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Links and resources

Demonstrating and assessing student learning with e-portfolios, EDUCAUSE

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