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given in January-February 2012 for EVO, Electronic Village Online.

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Your MePortfolio in

Multiliteracies for Social Networking and

Collaborative Learning Environments



This page was created mid-September 2011 to help focus participants on this crucial aspect of the Multiliteracies course.  Topics here include:


The task

To create a personal e-portfolio space (here called a "Me-Portfolio")


Description of a Me-Portfolio

This should be a space with a unique URL which showcases the participant's participation in this course.  this site or page links from there to artifacts online which elaborate on and document that participation.


Creating your Me-Portfolio week by week

  • Week 1 - Decide where you want this space to be, record its URL with the course, and begin setting it up
  • Week 2 - State in that space what you wish to learn in this course or what project or aspect of your professional development you wish to work on while participating in this course; be developing that onlne
  • Week 3 - Develop the process through which you carry out your intended goals and document the steps in your online space
  • Week 4 - By the end of the course show in your Me-Portfolio space what you have learned, or what projects you have been working, or where you feel your professional development is headed based on your participation in the course; at the end of the week present your accomplishment to the group either synchronously or asynchronously



The Multiliteracies course in September 2011 was conducted at the same time as EpCoP MOOC, a massive open online course (MOOC) on e-portfolios and communities of practice (EpCoP). Numerous resources were generated in this event"


At this page, https://sites.google.com/site/eportfoliocommunity/epcop-mooc find links to recordings made on the following topics introducing e-portfolios




Mahara e-portfolio management system


There have been two presentations in EpCoP MOOC on the open source e-portfolio software Mahara 


Google tools for e-portfolios

  • K12 Online Conference 2009 | Googlios: A 21st – Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, & Assessment: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=478. Abstract: "This presentation sheds light on a model that demonstrates relationships between emerging tools and learning theories and between Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), and ePortfolios. By using Google Sites as a main dashboard that “mashes up” multiple Google Apps like Blogger, Youtube, Google Reader, Google Maps, Google Docs, and iGoogle into an ePortfolio, students can build and organize their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE) simultaneously with “building bridges” through their Personal Learning Network (PLN)–all while supporting e-portfolio authentic assessment. One last word of caution: “Googlios: A 21st-Century Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Assessment” seeks to ignite an educational renaissance."


Selected literature on e-portfolios


Helen Barrett on e-portfolios

Dr. Helen Barrett is one of moderators of EpCoP MOOC, and a highly regarded proponent of e-portfolios. Here is a sampling of her work:




Trent Batson on e-portfolios

Dr. Batson http://www.trentbatson.com/ has articulated how e-portfolios are crucial to a re-think of how we promote learning and assess it: 


  • http://campustechnology.com/articles/2008/04/eportfolios-hot-once-again.aspx - "The learning management system may seem like the quintessential academic technology application, but instead the ePortfolio is. Both will be transformed by the distributed nature of the Web (data and functionality residing in multiple places), but the learning management system will start to lose its identity as a unified system when it is distributed to operating system functions or Web functions, while ePortfolios will retain their identity even when distributed because ePortfolio is glued together and its development guided by learning theory. ... ePortfolio is the learning technology of this age."
  • Ten Rules of Teaching in this Century,http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/09/15/10-rules-of-teaching-in-this-century.aspx
    1. Re-examine and adopt the move from teaching to learning 
    2. Re-visit the accountability measures on your campus 
    3. Make a corollary change in assessment 
    4. Insist on teaching only in technology-enabled classrooms 
    5. Make sure your students have technology management tools of their own 
    6. Insist on faculty having management tools for their own professional development 
    7. Do not discard the lecture or class discussion approach when appropriate, but use it primarily for the purpose of helping students address the essential problems of the course: Use lectures and discussions to help students to make progress in their projects and therefore to build their course portfolios. 
    8. Make sure your students have a digital repository of some sort--a portfolio system, a wiki, a blog, a Web page builder, a place to store and manage the evidence of their active learning. 
    9. Require your students to interpret their collected online evidence at regular intervals and, finally, in capstone Web presentations. 
    10. Make the collection of evidence the primary work of the course. In other words, students should be graded largely or entirely on their final portfolio for the course. In a learning-centered course, the portfolio is the sine qua non.


Example ePortfolios


I had a collection of these, can't find them at the moment ...  


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