This weeks chat is kindly hosted by Dr Marjorie Wilson (@DrMarjWilson).
Dr Marjorie Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology, and University Teaching Fellow at Teesside University in the School of Health and Social Care. Some of her learning and teaching work has looked at using web-based approaches to deliver pre-induction materials and support transition for students into year 1. More recently she has reviewed the current e-portfolio provision in the School of Health and Social Care.
By definition “An e-portfolio is the product, created by the learner, a collection of digital artefacts articulating experiences, achievements and learning.” (JISC, 2008).
In response to the changing face of the world of work, there is an increasing emphasis on developing the digital capability of our students. This is in order to improve their employability and skills for a future digital working life. E-portfolios can provide a repository for collation of personal development planning, assessments, practice competency sets, to give some examples. They can also provide a means of electronic communication between students, academic staff and staff in professional practice responsible for mentoring or assessment in the workplace setting. This does not come without challenges, and the literature suggests handling the process with care.
This LTHEchat is interested in the gathering and sharing of experiences the implementation, execution and use of e-portfolios. Perspectives and experiences from staff, students and external users are all welcome. In particular, how good, bad or ugly the process has been for users.
Join us Wednesday 1st March 2017 8p.m. – 9 p.m. #LTHEchat
The Storify will follow after the chat.
JISC (2008) Effective Practice with e-Portfolios: Supporting 21st Century learning. https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20140615090512/http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effectivepracticeeportfolios.pdf
JISC (2012) Crossing the Threshold. Moving e-portfolios into the mainstream https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20140616000328/http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2012/~/media/5835B81AA3524740BFD0AD289C0BEA88.ashx
Peyrefitte M & Nurse A (2016) e-portfolios: evaluating and auditing student employability and engagement. York, Higher Education Academy.