TELI is now working closely with teachers on a few pilot projects to understand the features that they’d like to see in e-portfolios.
Professor Gavin Brown (Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland) and Dr. Tanja Sobko (Faculty of Science, HKU) received a full-house attendance at their seminar “Assessing with ePortfolios” on July 8, 2016.
Professor Brown introduced ePortfolio as a ‘systematic, purposeful and chronological collection of student work’ which empowers students to continuously learn through critical thinking and reflection.
Dr. Sobko shared her ePortfolio experience in a BSc Exercise and Health course with 30 students. She aimed to promote eHealth Literacy via the combined use of wearable device ‘Mi band’ and ePortfolio.
There are also various types and models of e-portfolios accommodating to a range of subjects and purposes. For instance, Buzzetto-More (2009) focuses on information literacy as pedagogical outcome, and proposes an Information Literacy E-Portfolio Model (see Fig.1). It involves different practicing stages of students – from strategizing, acquiring, processing and evaluation, synthesis, meta-cognition and self-evaluation, articulation and presentation to response to feedback.
Fig.1 Information Literacy E-Portfolio Model from Buzzetto-More, 2009
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Incorporating an e-portfolio in courses might sound overwhelming – that’s why we have set up a Community of Practice on E-portfolio to share experience and learn from each other. If you’d like to join us, please send us a message via firstname.lastname@example.org.