Friday, July 16, 2010

Making a Choice

Rubric for e-portfolio

I think all of you should have read the article "E-portfolio Implementation". Did you analyze the rubric given? Since we are all adults and professionals, I would like to your opinion on whether we could adopt the rubric for the overall assessment of  the e-portfolios created for this course.

Please give your comments.

Thank you


We will begin our reflection exercise soon for the first few artefacts that you have selected.

But please bear in mind the following points (adapted from the Australian e-portfolio project )- 

How do I go about creating an entry in my ePortfolio?
To get the most out of your ePortfolio, you need to do more than simply add examples of your work. Each time you add a piece of evidence, you need to provide a brief context for the piece – 
  • why are you adding it? 
  • What does it display? 
  • What do you want your audience to know about that piece of work?

One useful method to help you provide a succinct context is called the STAR-L
framework. Stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result and lessons Learnt, can help
you to structure your reflections about an experience in such a way that the meaning
and outcome of the experience can be clearly identified and communicated to others.

Situation – the context in which the experience occurred.

Task – what was actually required of you in the situation.

Action – the steps that you personally took in response to the task. When reflecting on your actions, ask yourself why you chose to respond in that particular way.

Result – the outcome of your actions. How did your actions contribute to the
completion of the task? How did your actions affect the final outcome of the

Learnt – the things you have learned from the experience. Highlight any skills or abilities that you have developed or improved as a result of the experience. Think about how you might apply what you’ve learned to other situations.

Please inform me the url of your e-portfolios so i can link it on this blog so we can view one another's e-portfolio and give feedback.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Starting Your E-Portfolio

Please sign up for a google account so you can develop your e-portfolio using the google tools like blogger, google doc, picasa etc.
We will do the reflection exercise 3 times:
1) after you have compiled 1/3 of your artifacts
2) after you have compiled 2/3 of your artifacts
3) after your e-portfolio is completely ready.

We will do one of the reflection exercises using Second-Life so do register as a member. We need to plan a time to meet.

Since all of you are developing your e-portfolio using google tools, you will be able to easily access one another e-portfolio and artifacts for the reflection exercises.
Finally, can each of you email the names of courses you have already taken in the MIDT program?

Thank you

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Please refer to  COURSE OUTLINE for the course schedule and due dates.

Thank you

How to develop an e-portfolio

Dear students

Read more on how to use Google Tools for your e-portfolio development: E-Portfolio Guideline

Thank you

Google Apps for Education: ePortfolio and Formative Assessment Workflow

E-Portfolio Model

Discussion on Assignment 1

How is your progress in Stage One of your assignment(creating an electronic portfolio)?

In this first stage, the primary tasks are:
* To identify the audience of the portfolio and the goals to be addressed in the portfolio.

This important step sets the assessment context and helps frame the rest of the portfolio development process. Knowing the primary audience for the portfolio will help decide the format and storage of the portfolio's presentation of artifacts.

At this stage, you can propose the artifacts that you would like to include in your e-portfolio which depends on your goals/purpose and audience.

For more information on the assignment, please go to this link.

Good Luck!

Course Organisation

These are some options available for you....please decide asap

1- Use this blog as our main meeting point to discuss the course and topics, and everyone creates his/her own blog that will serve as the individual's electronic portfolio and we will link all the individual electronic portfolios (blogs) to this main blog.

2- Use second life for virtual face-to-face meetings during which we will schedule a time to meet and reflect on our electronic portfolios. I am already registered on second life. What about you?

3- or just use OUM LMS. At the moment i have problems with the OUM LMS but the administrators are helping me out. Should be okay by next week.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Assignment I

Dear Students

Please cut and paste all your discussions in this blog since i cant see anything in OUM LMS.
You can begin planning for Assignment One which is a Proposal Paper on Your E-portfolio.

You can also refer to the great articles posted by Imran.

Your E-portfolio could either be a teaching and learning portfolio or professional portfolio (please look at the examples) or a combination of both.

I would like to repeat that your grades will be based on the following tasks:

1) Proposal for e-portfolio (20%)
2) Displaying artifacts and reflection (30%)

3) Final submission and presentation of e-portfolio (30%)

4) Online discussions (20%)

Best regards