ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO DISTANCE EDUCATION CLASS
Electronic Portfolios II - Digital Storytelling

City University 2003-2004 Academic Year

Description: Enhancing an electronic portfolio. Adding digital audio and video, trying out common software for creating ePortfolios: Acrobat, Netscape Composer, other optional tools (iPhoto, eZedia or Lectora); creating a Digital Storytelling artifact using a digital video editing program (iMovie or Pinnacle Studio). Participants will also create a rubric for evaluation.
(Pre-requisite: Electronic Portfolios I – Introduction)

Course Format: Activities include short lecture and small group and individual activities. Scheduled for a computer lab with a workstation for each participant. Use of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft products and/or HTML editing , video editing software is required. Online discussion will be held on Blackboard for at least two weeks following the hands-on activities, as described in the course website.

Goals and Objectives:

2.1 Adding Multimedia to the Electronic Portfolio
Instructional Goals: Participants will demonstrate skills in the multimedia development process as they add multimedia objects to their portfolios.
Defined Outcomes:
2.1.1 Participants will be able to digitize and compress appropriate video clips.
2.1.2 Participants will be able to digitize and compress appropriate audio clips.
2.1.3 Participants will be able to incorporate their compressed digitized audio and video clips into their electronic portfolios.
2.1.4 Participants will be able to create a digital story about the highlights of their portfolio.

2.2 Creating an Digital Storytelling Rubric
Instructional Goals: Participants will demonstrate skills in rubric development related to digital storytelling artifacts
Defined Outcomes:
2.2.1 Participants will be able to define the levels they want in an evaluation rubric related to digital storytelling artifacts.
2.2.2 Participants will be able to define the criteria they want in an evaluation rubric related to digital storytelling artifacts.
2.2.3 Participants will be able to fill in the performance content indicators in the evaluation rubric related to digital storytelling artifacts.

Evaluation Criteria:

  Undergraduate Graduate
Digital Storytelling Artifact (evaluated by the rubric posted online: http://electronicportfolios.org/class/storytellingrubric.html) 70% 50%
Adaptation of Digital Storytelling Artifact 10% 10%
Online discussions on course-related topics (Based on course interaction rubric and course policies posted at http://electronicportfolios.org/class/policies.html#eval ) 20% 20%
Graduate Assignment: Reflective paper (8-10 pages) X 20%
TOTAL 100% 100%

Graduate Assignment Description:
Read a book on the topic of Digital Storytelling and explore a variety of web-based resources. Complete a reflective paper (8-10 pages) exploring how the processes/strategies learned from readings and course activities could be used to support student learning and electronic portfolio development.


©2003, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.

updated June 5, 2004