ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO
DISTANCE EDUCATION CLASS

©2003, HELEN C. BARRETT, PH.D.

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS I -INTRODUCTION
Module Objectives Activities & time Assignments CD Resources WWW or other Resources

1.1

Discuss various strategies for creating electronic portfolios and the importance of portfolio development in ongoing professional development.

Getting Started

2-3 hours

Introductions 
Follow instruction in Collections Activity
handoutsbw.pdf 
1intro.mov 
sample portfolios folder 
handbook.pdf pp. 1-6 
EncycEntry.pdf

Videotapes
Examples online 

White papers

1.2
Identify various types of portfolios and be able to collect and select the artifacts that document the accomplishments and/or demonstrate achievement of the standards, outcomes, or goals.

Literature on portfolio development Standards and portfolios Planning document

2-3 hours

Complete EP Planning Worksheet Stages 1 & 2 
Discuss portfolios found in sample folder on CD-ROM or on WWW and then discuss the role of electronic portfolios in various professions and with today's standards- driven educational system
handbook.pdf pp. 7-10 
portfoliolit.mov 
EPPlanningWorksheet.doc

Articles online

1.3
Understand the stages of Electronic Portfolio Development and the various technologies that can be used at each stage.

Selecting appropriate software 
Stages of EP Development

2-3 hours

Discuss the implementation and evaluation of electronic portfolios at different age levels, and then discuss own purpose & audience and role of standards, outcomes, or goals. LLwTApr00.pdf
model5x5.pdf
handbook.pdf pp.11-35
3epstages.mov
EPDirections.pdf
eportfoliomodel.pdf
FinishedPortfolios.pdf

 

1.4
Develop a digital archive of artifacts, selecting the most appropriate digital storage medium and the most expedient method for digitizing images. 
Complete a draft e-portfolio development plan.

Stage 2: Archive Creation/Digital Conversion

2-3 hours

Develop a working portfolio 
Digitizing text and images ,
Scanning or digital cameras
Excel document 
Set up filing system for artifacts
Word template
Complete EP Planning Worksheet Stages 3, 4 & 5

Discuss the types of media that help to tell the story of your portfolio and then discuss the technologies necessary to produce electronic portfolios in your own situations.

DigitalPackrat.pdf 
stepbystep-storage.pdf 
Resume (use wizard or template)
AllStandards.xls 
NETS-Standards.doc 
scanning.pdf 
stepbystep-digcameras.pdf 
stepbystep-GraphConv.pdf 
stepbystep-WordExcelMac.pdf 
stepbystep-wordExcelWin.pdf 
(screen recordings on CD)

http://www.scantips.com
Windows users go to http://www.tucows.com/mmedia.html to download an image converter (Graphic Converter for Mac OS9 is on CD)  

 

1.5
Reflect on artifacts and achievement of standards, outcomes or goals. Create a rubric to assess portfolio.

Stage 3: Reflective Portfolio 
Captions

2-3 hours

Post first version of portfolio using Microsoft Office products (no hyperlinked artifacts posted). 

Discuss role of Reflection in portfolio development and and its relationship to professional development.

AssessmentChapter.pdf - Rubric on pp.8-10 (290-292) 
4finalwords.mov

Reflection websites

1.6
(see NOTE)
Organize digital artifacts into an electronic portfolio to eventually publish in electronic format, either on CD-ROM or online, and evaluate its effectiveness

Introductions, Review 
Stage 4  - Hyperlinking and PowerPoint

2-3 hours

Using more advanced tools to create e-portfolios - PowerPoint 
Discuss pros and cons of Microsoft Office for e-portfolio development
stepbystep-PowerPointEPs.pdf (includes screen recordings on CD)

Microsoft PPT97 Tutorial-Windows
Microsoft tutorial-MacOffice

NOTE: The website lists this section as Module 2.1



ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS II -DIGITAL STORYTELLING
 
Module Objectives Activities & hours Assignments CD Resources WWW or Other Resources
2.1
Add multimedia content.
Create a digital story that illustrates at least one standard, outcome or goal.

Intro to digital video editing and Digital Storytelling

3-6 hours

Using iMovie (Mac) or Pinnacle Studio (Windows) 
Principles of digital storytelling

stepbystep-iMoviestills.pdf
stepbystep-Pinnacle.pdf 
(includes screen recordings on CD)

atomiclearning.com - freeimovie tutorial
www.apple.com - imovie tutorials
Center for Digital Storytelling

2.2
Explore other tools to create electronic portfolios artifacts - Inserting sound and music

Digital Storytelling (continued)

3-6 hours

Using audio editing tools
Sound Studio (Mac)
Pro Tools Free 5.0.1(Win)
Audacity (Mac or Windows)

at-a-glance guides - adding audio and music

www.apple.com/itunes/

 

2.3
Explore other tools to create electronic portfolio artifacts - Managing images

Digital Storytelling (continued)

3-6 hours

Using iPhoto (Mac OS X), iView Media (Mac OS9 or Windows)

Digital Storytelling Rubric

stepbystep_iphoto.pdf
stepbystep-iview.pdf

www.apple.com - iphoto tutorial
atomiclearning.com free iphoto tutorial

NOTE: the website lists this section as Module 2.4

2.4
Apply a rubric to evaluate portfolio.

Final look at evaluation rubric

3-6 hours

Share digital story

Share rubric developed

AssessmentChapter.pdf - Rubric on pp.8-10 (290-292)

NOTE: the website lists this section as Module 2.5


ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS III - PUBLISHING & IMLEMENTATION STRATEGIES
MODULE Objectives Activities & hours Assignments CD Resources WWW or other resources

3.1

(see NOTE)

Replicate the Electronic Portfolio Development Process with HyperStudio (or other hypermedia program) or with HTML/WWW Page Editor

Converting Portfolio Artifacts into cross-platform, web-accessible file formats (PDF & HTML)
Organizing portfolio with hypermedia links between standards, artifacts and reflection

4-6 hours

Using more advanced tools to create e-portfolios - Adobe Acrobat & Netscape Composer

Begin Rubric Development - levels of performance in the rubric -- how many columns?

stepbystep-Acrobat5.pdf 
(includes screen recordings on CD) 
stepbystep-Netscape.pdf

PDF TUTORIALS
tutorial-composer 
tutorial-Netscape Composer/

convert files using the Adobe website

NOTE: the website lists this section as Module 2.2

3.2
Format portfolio for multiple publishing formats.
Record portfolio to appropriate medium (CD-ROM, WWW server, and videotape).

Stage 5 - Publishing
Burning CDs
Discuss pros & cons of medium

2-3 hours

Try other programs (i.e., eZedia, Lectora, Hyperstudio)

Prepare portfolio for burning to CD.

Step 2 in Rubric Development - (components/elements that we want to assess individually)

stepbystep-burnCD.pdf
Windows-to be developed

 

 hotwired on CD-ROM publishing

3.3
Publish portfolio highlights on website.

Posting to Web server
Discuss pros & cons of medium. Pros and cons of WWW publishing

2-3 hours

Prepare a web site version of portfolio highlights

Discuss introducing e-portfolios to students

Step 3 in Rubric Development - how to fill in the content descriptors of each cell in the matrix

Sign up for online system

stepbystep-Netscape.pdf

At-a-Glance Guide

 


Tutorial from selected HTML editor (prefer Netscape Composer)

3.4
Publish portfolio highlights on videotape.

Transfer to videotape
Discuss pros & cons of medium

2-3 hours

Discuss how to repare a short videotape of portfolio highlights

Discuss curriculum integration

At-a-Glance Guide

 

 http://www.hyperstudio.com/showcase/portfolio.html
and click on VCR as a Printer at the bottom of the page to download instructions for hooking your computer to a VCR.

3.5
Explore emerging technologies for e-portfolio development and publishing.

Other (future) formats for publishing (i.e., DVD)
Discuss possibilities of new media

2-3 hours

Explore and discuss other strategies for publishing e-portfolios

Discuss student support system

to be developed

 

 http://www.laserrot.com/links/dvdsites.html

3.6
Present the portfolio to an audience and evaluate the portfolio based on an evaluation rubric.

Final look at evaluation rubric

2-3 hours

Final presentations in appropriate medium 

Discuss online systems

Shared evaluation activities

 

 


©2003, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.