Nailing Jelly to the Wall
What do we mean by (e)portfolio ?
Dr John Couperthwaite, PebblePad
john@pebblepad.co.uk
@johncoup
Telling	ePor+olio	Stories,	2009,	University	of	Wolverhampton
Why is a definition of
‘Portfolio’ so important ?
‘Portfolio’ Systems
‘Portfolio’ Presentations
§  an e-submission system
§  a feedback (and feedforward) system
§  a personal and professional development tool
§  a reco...
Catalyst for Learning, http://c2l.mcnrc.org/
The e-portfolio implementation toolkit
The AAEEBL Webinar Series, 3rd Edition...
An e-portfolio is ‘a purposeful aggregation of digital items - ideas,
evidence, reflections, feedback etc which ‘presents’ ...
Type	A
Represent
one’s	self
Narra@ve
Style
Type	B
Presenta@on
of	evidence
Form	Style
Type	C
Demonstrate
achieve...
An alternative definition as
Typology
Me-Portfolios
§  Personal
§  Professional
§  Promotional
Task-Portfolios
§  Process
§...
Definitions…in context
Audience
(&engagement)
FORMAT
context
Portfolio Format Model, Sutherland & Poot, 2015
Audience
(&engagement)
FORMAT
context
Portfolio Format Model, Sutherland & Poot, 2015
Contexts for ePortfolios
(Batson, 20...
portfolio
practices
portfolio
processes
portfolio
platforms
portfolio
presentations
From definition to implementation
Why?
...
…which is why it is no longer like
‘Nailing Jelly to a Wall’…hopefully!
The portfolio adoption game*
*no jelly was harmed in the production of this game
Clustered	agents
Peripheral	support	–	risk	averse?
Fragmented	uptake,	random	drop-outs
Lack	of	support
Random	failur...
portfolio
practices
portfolio
processes
portfolio
platforms
portfolio
presentations
Making your portfolio
successful
Visio...
Any questions ?
Dr John Couperthwaite, PebblePad
john@pebblepad.co.uk
@johncoup
AAEEBL ‘What is an ePortfolio’ screen-side chats
AAEEBL ‘F...
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Nailing Jelly to the Wall: What do we mean by (e)portfolio?

A conference presentation, ALTC, University of Manchester, September 2015
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Nailing Jelly to the Wall: What do we mean by (e)portfolio?

  • 1. Nailing Jelly to the Wall What do we mean by (e)portfolio ? Dr John Couperthwaite, PebblePad john@pebblepad.co.uk @johncoup
  • 2. Telling ePor+olio Stories, 2009, University of Wolverhampton Why is a definition of ‘Portfolio’ so important ?
  • 3. ‘Portfolio’ Systems
  • 4. ‘Portfolio’ Presentations
  • 5. §  an e-submission system §  a feedback (and feedforward) system §  a personal and professional development tool §  a recording and registration system §  a system for evidencing competences and standards §  a tool for recording and presenting graduate attributes §  an electronic lab-book tool §  a collaborative learning space §  a blogging platform §  a tool for building and maintaining dynamic CVs §  a peer review system §  a template management environment §  a document storage and retrieval system §  a workplace based assessment system §  an eportfolio authoring environment §  an assessment management tool §  a content delivery vehicle §  a learning design environment §  a learning and research skills system §  a mobile learning tool §  a private, reflective space §  a personal learning space How we use Portfolios
  • 6. Catalyst for Learning, http://c2l.mcnrc.org/ The e-portfolio implementation toolkit The AAEEBL Webinar Series, 3rd Edition, Co-sponsored by EPAC and AAC&U - What Is An ePortfolio?, …evolved to "what is the eportfolio idea?" RAPPORT (The International Journal for Recording Achievement, Planning and Portfolios) a new peer-reviewed online journal. Cross-atlantic debates
  • 7. An e-portfolio is ‘a purposeful aggregation of digital items - ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback etc which ‘presents’ a selected audience with evidence of a person’s learning or ability’ Sutherland and Powell, 2007 While this description refers to the ‘aggregation’ as ‘purposeful it is neutral as to what these purposes might be. Strivens, 2015 A definition (?)
  • 8. Type A Represent one’s self Narra@ve Style Type B Presenta@on of evidence Form Style Type C Demonstrate achievement Competency/ mapping Style A Definition as Typology Strivens, RAPPORT (CRA), 2015
  • 9. An alternative definition as Typology Me-Portfolios §  Personal §  Professional §  Promotional Task-Portfolios §  Process §  Project §  Placement §  Production §  Pedagogical. Tend… to focus on the author Tend… to focus on an activity Sutherland, RAPPORT (CRA), 2015
  • 10. Definitions…in context Audience (&engagement) FORMAT context Portfolio Format Model, Sutherland & Poot, 2015
  • 11. Audience (&engagement) FORMAT context Portfolio Format Model, Sutherland & Poot, 2015 Contexts for ePortfolios (Batson, 2015) Learning – what is eportfolio’s meaning for learning for both learners and teachers. Institutional assessment – how do eportfolios affect institutional assessment? Technology in education – how are eportfolios different form other technologies used in education? Culture and economy – what is the cultural significance of eportfolios? Definitions…in context
  • 12. portfolio practices portfolio processes portfolio platforms portfolio presentations From definition to implementation Why? How? What? Who?
  • 13. …which is why it is no longer like ‘Nailing Jelly to a Wall’…hopefully!
  • 14. The portfolio adoption game* *no jelly was harmed in the production of this game
  • 15. Clustered agents Peripheral support – risk averse? Fragmented uptake, random drop-outs Lack of support Random failure Late (robust) aQempt to fix Different products Different departments Single support agents Out of the box Single support agent Complete system failure …despite support Success ! Well supported Used across ins@tu@on
  • 16. portfolio practices portfolio processes portfolio platforms portfolio presentations Making your portfolio successful Vision: Why introduce a Por+olio? How will it improve student learning ? Selec@on: What ques@ons to ask, eg: employability, assessment, tutoring Implementa@on: How will students own their Por+olio? Who will support and give feedback Tool: What is the right so^ware? How will it integrate? What does it lack?
  • 17. Any questions ?
  • 18. Dr John Couperthwaite, PebblePad john@pebblepad.co.uk @johncoup AAEEBL ‘What is an ePortfolio’ screen-side chats AAEEBL ‘Four-ways of seeing an ePortfolio’ Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio resources and Research CRA, RAPPORT, International Journal for Recording Achievement, Planning and Portfolios, Vol 1 (Strivens and Sutherland papers) JISC ePortfolio Implementation Toolkit Resources