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Title: Movable Type, WordPress, BlogWave Studio. Online Conten


1
Online Portfolios
  • Pros and Cons of Different Software, Services and
    Strategies
  • Based on my Online Portfolio Adventure, Fall 2004

2
My evaluation study of online software, services,
or strategies
  • Electronic Portfolio Org (http//electronicportfol
    ios.org/myportfolio/versions.html)
  • Under On-line Publications
  • To date, recreating my new portfolio using 17
    different software packages, services, or
    strategies

3
My advice
  • When learning new tools, use familiar tasks
  • When learning new tasks, use familiar tools

4
What is the State of the Art of e-Portfolio
Development?
  • Publishing environments
  • Optical media (CD-R, DVD-R)
  • WWW
  • Authoring environments
  • Common Tools
  • Customized Systems

5
Common Desktop Toolswith hyperlinks
  • Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Hypermedia authoring tools - HyperStudio
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • HTML Editors - Front Page, Dreamweaver,
    Netscape/Mozilla Composer
  • Multimedia AuthoringMacromedia Director Flash,
    Ezedia

6
Online Portfolio Tools
  • HTML editors plus web server space
  • Netscape/Mozilla Composer, Geocities
  • Blogging tools - include entry categories
  • Movable Type, WordPress, BlogWave Studio
  • Online Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Userland Manila, Blackboard CMS
  • Open Source Software - Plone (Zope), PHP/MySQL

7
Online Portfolio Tools
  • Customized Commercial Systems - Higher Ed
  • General Hi-Ed nuVentives iWebfolio, ePortaro
  • Teacher Ed LiveText, TaskStream, FolioTek,
    McGraw-Hills FolioLive, Chalk Wire
  • Customized ePortfolio Tools developed in-house
  • Maricopa CC, PLP (Vermont Institutes),
    MNSCU/AveNet, Alverno DDP, Johns Hopkins, IUPUI
    Epsilen, UWashington,,
  • Open Source ePortfolio - OSPI (rSmart/UMN),
    others in development

8
Online Portfolio Tool Characteristics
  • Custom-designed Electronic Portfolio Systems-
    (A) system includes database to align artifacts
    to standards
  • Free Server Space
  • Open Source Software
  • Commercial Software - primary market Higher
    Ed, Teacher Ed, PK-12, Any
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • Web Log Software or Online Journals - Blogs
  • License agreement with - individual or
    institution
  • Hosting - Hosted resides on a centralized
    server Server software installed or data stored
    on own server space
  • Cost Storage space available

9
Conclusions
  • Too early to judge
  • Scales applied to each system - Trade-offs -
    Balance
  • Creativity
  • Ease of Use
  • Cost/Storage ROI
  • Features
  • Flexibility/Customization Allowed
  • Integration with Assessment System
  • Transfer technology skill development
  • They each exhibit trade-offs between the
    flexibility inherent in an HTML-based tool with
    the relative ease-of-use but lack of creativity
    in a system built on a data-base.

10
The Process
11
Portfolio Processes
  • Traditional
  • Collecting
  • Selecting
  • Reflecting
  • Directing
  • Celebrating
  • Technology
  • Archiving
  • Linking/Thinking
  • Storytelling
  • Collaborating
  • Publishing

12
Digital Tools for Reflection
  • Blogs and Wikis

13
What is a blog?
  • Abbreviation for web log which is an online
    journal organized in reverse chronological
    orderthe most recent entry on top
  • Emerging into the mainstream in the last 18
    months
  • Very popular with adolescent girls
  • Free, open source and commercial tools available

14
Blogs in EducationWeb logsonline journals
  • WebBlog (http//www.weblogg-ed.com/)

15
What is a wiki
  • Hawaiian term for quick
  • A tool for collaborative writing
  • Anyone who reads a wiki page can click the EDIT
    button and add or edit text
  • Another older technology that is emerging into
    common use.

16
Planning Questions
  • Planning Worksheet

17
Handout
  • Page 1

18
What is the purpose of the portfolio?
  • q Show growth over time
  • q Document ongoing learning and professional
    development
  • q Assessment achievement of standards or goals
  • q Employment (Marketing)
  • q Other_______________________________

19
Who are the various audiences for the portfolio?
  • q Student
  • q Parent
  • q College
  • q Faculty
  • q Potential employer

20
What kind of technology does the primary audience
have access to?
  • VCR
  • Floppy Diskette
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • LAN Server
  • CD-R/W
  • WWW Server
  • DVD Player

21
What hardware and software do you have / how
often do you have access?
  • Computers (how many)
  • RAM
  • Storage space
  • Connections (USB, firewire)
  • CD or DVD recorders
  • Digital cameras
  • Video cameras

22
How often will students have access to technology?
  • Daily
  • Two or three days a week
  • Every week

23
How can you leverage the technologies students
own?
  • Accessibility from home computers
  • Connectivity with cell phones PDAs (digital
    images, reflections)
  • What about video storage or streaming?
  • Other technologies?

24
Competencies
25
Student Portfolio Competencies
  • Collect evidence of learning
  • Select specific evidence the demonstrates a
    particular outcome, goal or standard
  • Reflect metacognitively on learning represented
    in evidence, making a case that the artifacts
    constitute evidence of achievement
  • Make connections in their learning
  • Set goals for future learning

26
Faculty Portfolio Competencies
  • Model all of student competencies PLUS
  • Implement classroom-based assessment FOR learning
    strategies
  • Provide specific and detailed feedback to
    learners about their learning
  • Support student reflection through modeling and
    research-based practices
  • Create an environment that facilitates students'
    deep learning

27
Technology skills
  • File Management Skills (i.e., naming files,
    organizing in folders, able to move and copy
    files, search and find files on a network folder,
    a hard drive or a CD-ROM)
  • Converting artifacts into digital format (i.e.,
    scanning images, recording audio, digitizing
    video, depending on technological background or
    teacher or student)

28
Online Tools
29
Handout of Technology Decisions
  • Page 2

30
Storage for Digital Archive or Working Portfolio
  • q LAN-based Server
  • q WWW-accessible Server
  • o Space Allocation ____ MB
  • o In-house
  • o Out-sourced

31
Formats for Digital Artifacts
  • q Text (.txt, .htm)
  • q MS Office (.doc, .ppt, .xls)
  • q Graphics/Images (.gif, .jpg)
  • q Sound (.aiff, .wav, ra, .mp3)
  • q Video (.mov, .avi, .wmv)
  • q Acrobat (.pdf)
  • q Inspiration (.ins)
  • q eZedia (.zoi)

32
Common Tools
  • q MS Office
  • q Database (Filemaker Pro, Access)
  • q NoteTaker
  • q Inspiration or Kidspiration
  • q eZedia
  • q iPhoto
  • q iMovie
  • q Web Page Editor
  • q KidPixAppleWorks

33
IT Online Customized System
  • In-house development
  • Open Source Portfolio Tools
  • Commercial System
  • TaskStream
  • LiveText
  • Chalk Wire
  • ePortaro
  • FolioTek
  • McGraw-Hill Folio Live
  • iWebFolio by nuventive

34
Common tools used for constructing portfolios
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Web page Editor and Web Browser
  • E-Mail Program, including attaching files
  • A simple graphics editor to scan and/or resize
    images
  • A simple digital video editing program to add
    digital stories to portfolio

35
Formats for Publishing Presentation Portfolio
  • CD-ROM
  • DVD
  • Videotape
  • WWW
  • Secure WWW Server hosted
  • In-house
  • Commercial Server

36
Archiving
  • Format
  • Acrobat PDF
  • HTML/XML
  • Archival formats approved by the Library of
    Congress ASCII Text (web pages) and Acrobat (PDF)
  • Medium
  • CD-ROM
  • DVD
  • WWW server

37
Pros and Cons of Tools Explored
  • Fall 2004

38
HTML Editors
  • Mozilla Composer
  • Dreamweaver
  • Front Page
  • Pros
  • Creativity
  • Cons
  • lack of support
  • Security/Password
  • Requires higher skill level
  • Cost
  • Require Server

39
Open Source Tools
  • Mozilla Composer
  • Plone CMS
  • Open Source Portfolio (OSPI)
  • WordPress (blog)
  • Pros
  • free
  • Cons
  • lack of support
  • Security
  • Lack of creativity (OSPI)
  • Require server

40
Free Web Site Builder with Free Web Space
  • Geocitieswww.geocities.com
  • Tripodtripod.lycos.com
  • Pros
  • Free
  • Some design tools
  • Cons
  • Lack of support
  • Ad supported
  • Security/password

41
Commercial (Teacher Ed)(all hosted)
  • TaskStream
  • LiveText
  • Chalk Wire
  • FolioTek
  • FolioLive
  • Pros
  • Security/Password
  • Support
  • Database backend
  • Tie artifacts to outcomes/ goals or standards
  • Cons
  • Cost
  • Lack of Creativity

42
Commercial (Higher Ed)
  • Blackboard
  • Nuventives iWebFolio
  • ePortaro
  • Pros
  • Security/Password
  • Support
  • Database backend
  • Tie artifacts to outcomes/ goals or standards
  • Cons
  • Cost
  • Lack of Creativity

43
Content Management Systems
  • Manila
  • Plone
  • Blackboard
  • Pros
  • Intuitive Interface
  • Control over publishing content
  • Security-Password
  • Cons
  • Cost (except Plone)
  • Server required

44
Blog Software
  • Movable Type
  • WordPress
  • Pros
  • Intuitive Interface
  • Focus on reflection
  • Popular tool
  • Cons
  • Server required
  • Chronological order

45
Home-Grown Customized Systems
  • Maricopa CCs MyEport
  • Vermont Institutes PLP
  • MNSCU (AveNet) eFolio Minnesota
  • Snoqualmie SD (MGT)
  • Pros
  • Created for portfolio purpose
  • Tie artifacts to outcomes/ goals or standards
  • Cons
  • Cost (varies)
  • Lack of creativity

46
Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.
  • Research Director
  • The REFLECT Initiative
  • A research project to assess the impact of
    electronic portfolios on student learning,
    motivation and engagement in high schools
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