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MSU e-portfolio project – status report. Jim Green Academic Computing and Network Services September 9, 2005. What it is:. e-portfolio system supported centrally by LC&T still just a proposal pending analysis resources needed spec solutions available project status is imminent

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MSU e-portfolio project – status report

Jim Green

Academic Computing and Network Services

September 9, 2005


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What it is:

  • e-portfolio system supported centrally by LC&T

  • still just a proposal pending analysis

    • resources needed

    • spec

    • solutions available

    • project status is imminent

  • multi-year, multi-phase project

    • possible related or spin-off projects


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Who’s working on it

  • ANGEL Advisory Group – Byron Brown, chair

  • Instructional Technology Operations Group – Brendan Guenther, Jim Green, co-chairs

  • Jim Green, ACNS – leading outreach and planning efforts

  • Mike Buchanon, ACNS – technical lead


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Drivers:

  • availability of ANGEL e-portfolio module

  • buzz in the higher ed community – Educause/ELI, CIC, etc.

  • groundbreaking e-portfolio work in College of Education, other colleges/departments


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What’s been done so far

  • outreach

    • ANGEL e-portfolio group

      • discussion forums

      • resources

  • specification draft

  • preliminary planning

  • preliminary sandbox setup


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Who’s in the ANGEL e-portfolio group

  • faculty, administrators, support staff

  • some departments that are represented:

    • Graduate School

    • English

    • Education

    • Libraries

    • Enrollment Services

    • Asst. Provost for Undergraduate Education

    • Division of Science and Math Ed.


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e-portfolio broadly defined

  • primary types: student, faculty, institutional

  • other types: staff, teaching, lifelong, …

  • related applications:

    • CMS (ANGEL, LON-CAPA)

    • institutional repository (dSpace, Fedora)

    • web publishing (AFS)

    • personal storage (AFS)

    • online transcript

    • online CV/resume

    • “deanware”


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Example e-portfolio functions

  • personal repository

    • artifacts – file + metadata

  • user-defined access control

    • ability to grant access to non-affiliates

  • co-curricular – not linked to individual courses

  • assessment – rubric support

    • “certified” artifact – locked from editing

  • system-wide searching/indexing

  • reflective tools, e.g. blogs

  • integration with CMS, other enterprise systems


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Example e-portfolio policy issues

  • storage – how much space, quotas, etc.

  • e-portfolio lifecycle

  • FERPA

  • intellectual property – who owns e-portfolio elements?

  • assessment -- validity

  • institutional and departmental requirements – voluntary vs. compulsory

  • how “official” are e-portfolios and related data?


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The short list

  • ANGEL e-portfolio module

  • OSPI – Open Source Portfolio Initiative

  • LON-CAPA

  • ANGEL will be considered first


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ANGEL e-port in a nutshell

  • “My Info” -- personal data

  • “Artifacts” – files or links + metadata

    • “certified” artifacts

  • “History” – resume-like

  • “Blog”

  • “Objectives” – assessment, req. or stds.

  • “Publications” – for sharing


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Timeline

  • sandbox – pre-alpha-test research – Fall, 2005

  • limited pilot -- alpha test – Spring, 2006

  • production burn-in – beta test – Summer, 2006

  • phase 1 production release – Fall, 2006


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Sandbox definition

  • pre-alpha test research

  • ANGEL will be first

  • out-of-the box software

  • get a rough idea of software capabilities

  • not a production system, may change, go down, etc.

  • no support structure

  • materials will be destroyed at some point


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Limited Pilot definition

  • alpha test

  • small number of testers

  • simulate production use but not production load

  • support structure – appropriate to test size

  • changes limited to maintenance window

  • still a test system


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Volunteer

  • Sandbox volunteers being recruited

    • Agree to give us feedback

    • Understand issues (no support structure, non-production system) and agree to participate in spite of them

  • ANGEL e-portfolio group volunteers also being accepted


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General Resources

  • Educause Learning Initiative (formerly NLII), http://www.educause.edu/eli, see “E-Portfolios” under “Learning Technologies.”

  • IMS ePortfolio Specification, http://imsglobal.org/ep/


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Further information

  • Jim Green, Coordinator, Academic Systems

  • Academic Computing and Network Svcs.

  • [email protected]

  • 432-7239


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