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March 06, 2009

Death of eportfolios?

March 06, 2009

I think so. My consultancy company has been developing interactive professional development frameworks for different UK universities. These combine the ability to input data against criteria with a constant micro and macro view. We believe that inputting against the framework is much more focused. This is a new innvovation we've just been delivering to a few of our recent clients. We did ...

From: Nicholas Bowskill - Read more

December 07, 2008

Functional Skills, Independent Enquirers and ePortfolios

December 07, 2008

I spent some time last week planning an introduction to Functional Skills for our Year 8 students. I delivered a presentation to the Year group last Friday. All went well. As I did my thinking I found myself reinforcing my  belief in the importance of  independent learning.  My thinking …Functional Skills are being marketed as  ‘… the core ...

From: John Pallister - Read more

October 19, 2008

It is what the learner does in their Personal Learning Environment that is important.

October 19, 2008

I feel the need, prompted by Cristina’s Post, www.tinyurl.com/5flo7d to over-cook the PLE thinking a bit more!   I distilled, from an earlier attempt at summarising the PLE discussions that I had followed , www.tinyurl.com/57eugd that it is what the learner ‘does’ in their Personal Learning Environment that really determines what they will learn.  What they do in the ...

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October 17, 2008

Are we over-cooking the Personal Learning Environment

October 17, 2008

I started to think about how I will often write something up, then edit, re-edit and re-edit it until I have word processed the meaning out of the message that I set off to present. By overcooking, I often loose the message.   I listened to a radio programme that discussed the problem created by all of the space ...

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September 28, 2008

Recursion, reflecting on reflections

September 28, 2008

 Recursion does not come by me very often, and then three examples present themselves in as many weeks. An Examination board that asks teachers to assess portfolio work against given criteria; then asks for predicted grades for each student. If the predictions, nationally, are lower that the actual grades based on the assessment against criteria, the grades are adjusted downwards. While ...

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August 28, 2008

Process, Process, Process

August 28, 2008

Over the years I have come across many Trainers using the “Product is not really important, it is the process that is”  Mantra.  I have found myself using the same mantra as I attempt to spread the good word about the ePortfolio process.   I began to reflect on my learning journey through course developments, assessment evolution, skills teaching ...

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April 30, 2008

A Free ePortfolio course

April 30, 2008

I am using the MOSEP Tutorials to design a one-day introductory course for teachers new to the ePortfolio Process. The idea is that the course could either provide the structure and resources for ‘one day’, face to face delivery, or be an online course that teachers could work through independently.  I am currently working on the course at ...

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November 08, 2007

November 08, 2007

I've become increasingly interested in social publishing and other 'Web 2.0' applications and their potential to learning and PDP. Whilst these partially overlap with the concept of 'ePortfolio' and 'portfolio learning' I think they are quite different (for me at least!). At the recent 'ePortfolio 2007' conference at Maastricht I produced a definition of 'ePortfolio' which I've tried to make as inclusive as possible ...

From: Simon Cotterill - Read more

November 07, 2007

Announcing Freefolio

November 07, 2007

Its difficult coping with all the different blogs. I am never quite sure what to post to the main Emerge site. Afraid of overwealming the site with my daily meanderings. And then forget to post anything at all. Anyway this may interest some of you and I would welcome any feedback. From the (new) Wales Wide Web.  I have ...

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July 20, 2007

Pontydysgu video channel launched

July 20, 2007

I've been very busy lately - apologies for non appearance of the Emerge podcasts but we will get a new batch out next week. Much of our in Pontydysgu work this summer has been with multi media. We still have something of a backlog of projects to finish but we are beginning to see some light in the ...

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