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Thursday, 13 November 2008

When the staff get enthusiastic

It seems to me that before we can expect students to start using an e-Portfolio the staff themselves should be well-impressed with the product and should be seeing where they can use the e-Portfolio to enhance teaching and learning and assessment.

As I have said many times before, it is esential that we find time to educate our teachers so that they can start preparing resources and testing out e-Portfolio practice. The three short clips below could well provide the basis for staff training:

There are, however, several different 'levels' at which the e-Portfolio should be used:

e-Portfolios are not just a temporary academic plaything; they will become a tool to use for the rest of their lives.

The e-Portfolio can be used very effectively between the staff of a school or college to share ideas with a degree of selectivity and collaboration not easily set up within a VLE.

The e-Portfolio is begining to be recognised as the delivery system for whole-school documentation. Far superior to writing to disc, the e-Portfolio will always be up to date.

See the following links for short video-case-studies:

Individuals Communication Tool:

Instructional Power:

An Accreditation Template:

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