Reminder: Prepare Now for Your ePortfolio Please disregard this message if you have already completed EDTECH 592 Portfolio.
PORTFOLIO REMINDER FOR M.E.T. Candidates
It’s the end of the semester and time to think about preparing materials for your portfolio. This message provides information that should be helpful to you as you work toward EDTECH592 Portfolio.
ePortfolio Examples: A list of ePortfolios is maintained here: https://sites.google.com/a/boisestate.edu/edtech-eportfolio/ Info on the EDTECH Website: Please review the most current information about Portfolio on the EDTECH website: http://edtech.boisestate.edu/current-students/course-information/
Video about Portfolio: There is a video presentation that provides an overview of portfolio and how to prepare now. It is found here: http://edtech.boisestate.edu/snelsonc/videos/edtechportfolio/edtechportfolio.htm
WAYS TO PREPARE RIGHT NOW
When you take the portfolio course (EDTECH 592) you will be expected to develop a showcase of work from your entire M.E.T. program. That could mean two or three years of work and possibly more. Because of this, you should be actively preparing while completing your course work.
COLLECT AND SAVE WORK: Please collect and save your work. • Save copies of course syllabi. • Save all (or most) of your coursework (e.g., projects, papers) to create your artifact pool. • Make backup copies of your work. Use a portable hard drive or cloud drive to save copies of all of your files. The more copies you have the safer you are. • If you used Adobe Connect to record presentations make sure to export that work and copy it over to your EDTECH2 server space or any other web-hosting service. This will give you a backup copythat can be posted online for public access within the ePortfolio.
DOCUMENT AS NECESSARY: In some cases it is hard to save a copy of your work. For example, activities done in Second Life or within a Moodle course site may not be in a form that can be readily saved. You might consider creating a set of screenshots with text descriptions of the work to document what you did. Alternatively, you could use screen recording software (e.g. Jing, Camtasia, Screencast-O-Matic, etc.) to create a documentary movie of your work.
KEEP SAFE PRACTICE IN MIND: All of the artifacts in your final ePortfolio must be online and accessible to the public (no login required). The artifacts should be free of personal information such as login credentials, home addresses, student ID numbers, and so forth. Please be careful about what you post online about yourself or others. We have all heard horrible stories about identity theft or worse.
REFLECT AS YOU GO: Maintain a learning log where you write reflective journal entries to document your own learning. An example is available here: http://edtechbsu.wordpress.com/It is highly advised that you take time in every course to write or record (A) what you have learned, (B) how your course work demonstrates mastery of the AECT standards (http://www.aect.org/standards/initstand.html), (C) how you have grown professionally, (D) how your own teaching practice or thoughts about teaching have been impacted by what you have learned or accomplished in your EDTECH courses, and (E) how theory guided development of the projects and assignments you created.
It is a good idea to maintain a bibliography of course textbooks and articles to cite in your portfolio rationale paper. We use APA style: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/index.aspx
Best wishes as you prepare for a successful ePortfolio.
Dazhi Yang, Ph.D.
Thank you for the information. I have some things stored on Adobe Connect and would like to export them for public viewing, but I don't know how to do that. I've looked around in the Adobe Connect, but I can't seem to find anything that says Export. A little help, please.
Is exporting the same as emailing a URL to others so they can view it online without a password? I did that, but wasn't sure if exporting was different.
Hi Shannon, Would you share the Links to your Adobe Connect works.
Here are two of my links. I am using them in my 506 project this semester
I did end up emailing myself the links and in the email I received a URL that is accessible to anyone who clicks the link. Is using the address generated in the email the same as exporting the project? I did attach it as a hyperlink to the project I'm working on and it is accessible for use without a password, but my understanding is that it is supposed to be my personal access to the project and that others would get their own accessible URL if I emailed them the project.
Thank you for your time.
Thank you for the valuable information. I have a question about the AECT standards - when will we be required to use the new standards?
Very helpful and informative information. Thanks.