e-Portfolios for Child Studies students Lisa Beattie and aAron Pont
The Project • Year 12 Students from St Clare’s College • Unable to attend classes at CIT • The competency and cohort of students lend itself to delivery online • Delivery aimed at collecting evidence • Using Wiki as an intermediary e-Portfolio
Why use an e-Portfolio? • E-Portfolios provide the individual with the opportunity to display elements of their learning with a selected audience, and presented to suit selection criteria, areas of study or workplace experiences. • Wikis are very useful collaboration tools - focused on content, questions, subject matter, etc lending themselves to group project work
Continued… • Potentially avoids duplication of study, and having to redo competencies • The model is a template that can support RPL in a meaningful, self managed manner
So what should be included in our e-portfolio? We are contemplating / considering • evidence of learning – qualitative • qualifications - quantitative • ….. • …..
CONSIDERATIONS • Pedagogy – how to structure delivery and assessment that allows ‘evidence’ to be created that is real, valid and relevant for the audience ie how to integrate course delivery/content with the e-portfolio? • Confidentiality – who sees which bits? Do the ‘bits’ contain information that could be confidential? • Will the potential viewers (Universities, employers) of the portfolio accept the evidence?