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  1. Two Faces of Integrative Learning Darren Cambridge Computers & WritingDetroit, MI Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  2. Contexts • Emergent findings of campuses involved in the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research • Interest in Computers & Writing community in both electronic portfolios and social software: How do they connect, or not? • Informal learning discussion on the blogs • Integrative learning as a key theme in discourse of higher education reform Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  3. Two Faces • What kinds of selves do our digital portfolios models invite from students? (Yancey 2004) • Two dimensions of integrative learning parallel two types of selves Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  4. Networked and Symphonic Selves • Network Self • Creating intentional connections • Symphonic Self • Achieving integrity of the whole Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  5. Distinctions • Symphonic most consonant to the tradition of portfolio pedagogy in the United States • Network most consonant to recent integrative learning discourse • Can’t be (and isn’t) either/or • Differ in values, activities, genre characteristics, technologies, and impacts Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  6. Play, emergence, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, agility Analysis Liberalism Student engagement Integrity, commitment, intellectual engagement, balance Creativity Humanism Personal engagement Values Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  7. Folio thinking Ease, speed, low cost integration Embedded in day-to-day Connection Aggregation, association Collection Reflection-in-action, constructive reflection Revision Continual learning Matrix thinking Time, effort, high cost integration (author, context, and audience) Stepping out of daily work Articulation, reframing Synthesis, symphony Selections, projection Reflection-in-presentation Iteration Moments of mastery, accomplishment, celebration Activities Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  8. Space Openings Relationships as end, heuristic, invention Relationships between things Atomized, aggregated Collection, list, link, datum, snapshot Text, composition Boundaries Relationships as organization Relationships between relationships Holistic, integral, systemic Theory, story, interpretation, map Genre Characteristics Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  9. Web 2.0 tools, social software, Identity 2.0 providers, PLEs and other aggregators, MyLifeBits. ELGG Atom, RSS, FOAF, Flikr API, Open ID, etc. ePortfolio systems Concept mapping systems IMS ePortfolio, Topic Maps, RDF Technologies Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  10. Low yield – incremental and by accretion Greater connectedness and intentionality Learning in the network High yield – occasional and intensive Synthesis, coherence, feeling of integrity Learning in the individual Impacts Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI

  11. Living Both • Bi-stable equilibrium • Learning in layers Computers & Writing | Detroit, MI