Dr. Barrett's Conference Presentations, Winter/Spring/Summer 2008

ePortfolio
LaGuardia CC (NYC)
April 11-12
TechEd
Ontario, CA
April 13-16
ePortfolio
Monteal
May 5-7
Navigation 101
Seattle
June 24
NECC
San Antonio
June 29-July 2
Campus Technology Conf
Boston
July 28-31

National Council for the Social Studies, San Diego, November 29-30, 2007

Clinic: Creating Digital Stories and Podcasts: Multimedia Tools for Personal Narratives (November 29 - 8 AM-3 PM)

Learn how to create short digital audio or video clips, tied to content standards, recorded in the learner's voice, illustrated with still images, with (optional) music track for emotional tone. PDF Version of Presentation (616K) - PDF Version of Recording Digital Audio (201K)

Breakout Session: Digital Storytelling and Podcasting: Linking Technology, Narrative, and Personal Histories (November 30 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM)

Storytelling is a powerful tool for learning/reflection. Add today's multimedia technology for project-based learning. See short video clips created by students to tell family stories set in historical context.


Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, January 5-8, 2008

Online Personal Learning Environments: Structuring Electronic Portfolios to Support Lifelong and Life Wide Learning (workshop - January 6 - 11:30 AM - 1 PM)

This workshop outlines a new vision for "online personal learning environments" which may eventually replace what we currently call "electronic portfolios" in education. Based on the concept of "lifetime personal web space," this online archive of a life's collection of artifacts and memorabilia, both personal and professional, has the potential to change the current paradigm of electronic portfolios, mostly institution-bound, and focus instead on the individual or the family as the center for creating the digital archive, which can be used in a variety of contexts across the lifespan, from schools to universities to the workplace. A possible scenario is followed by the challenges faced when developing this service for widespread dissemination. This paper invites discussion of the theoretical foundation for a long-term research proposal, a proposed implementation plan and evaluation study. HTML version of Presentation (no audio)


Northwest Council for Computers in Education (NCCE), Seattle, February 26-29, 2008

Interactive ePortfolios: Using Web 2.0 tools to Provide Feedback on Student Learning (BYOL - February 28 - 2:15 - 3:15 PM)

Which free Web 2.0 tools best facilitate classroom-based assessment and interactive feedback on student technology literacy? Learn about the pedagogy of interaction that Web 2.0 tools afford and review the advantages/disadvantages of blogs, wikis, think.com, GoogleDocs (Document and Presentation tools) and GoogleApps Page Builder. Web page for presentation


Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), Las Vegas, March 3-7, 2008

Multiple Purposes of Digital Stories and Podcasts in ePortfolios (round table - March 5 - 9:45 - 10:45 AM)

The ancient art of storytelling can be a powerful tool for deep learning and reflection. Add today’s multimedia technology and you have a highly motivating project-based learning activity as well as a powerful artifact in an electronic portfolio. A digital story is a short digital video clip, usually told in first person narrative with the learner’s own voice, illustrated primarily with still images, and often with an added music track. Share examples of digital stories/podcasts in ePortfolios to address different purposes (introduction of self, reflection, rich multimedia artifacts) and emerging Web 2.0 development tools. An emerging theory of storytelling as learning and reflection on practice will be discussed, as well as the role of digital storytelling in teacher education.

Online Personal Learning Environments: Structuring Electronic Portfolios to Support Lifelong and Life Wide Learning (full paper - March 4 - 1:15 - 1:45 PM)

This paper outlines a new vision for “online personal learning environments” which may eventually replace what we currently call “electronic portfolios” in education. Based on the concept of “lifetime personal web space,” this online archive of a life’s collection of artifacts and memorabilia, both personal and professional, has the potential to change the current paradigm of electronic portfolios, mostly institution-bound, and focus instead on the individual or the family as the center for creating the digital archive, which can be used in a variety of contexts across the lifespan, from schools to universities to the workplace. A possible scenario is followed by the challenges faced when developing this service for widespread dissemination. This paper invites discussion of the theoretical foundation for a long-term research proposal, a proposed implementation plan and evaluation study. HTML version of presentation.


Computer Using Educators (CUE), Palm Springs, March 6-8. 2008

Multiple Purposes of Digital Stories and Podcasts in ePortfolios (presentation - March 8 - 1:00-2:00 PM)

Digital storytelling is a powerful tool for deep learning and reflection. See examples of digital stories to meet multiple purposes in ePortfolios (introduction of self, reflection, rich multimedia artifacts). Presentation (615K)Web page with most of videos


American Educational Research Association, New York, March 24-28, 2008

The REFLECT Initiative: Researching Electronic portFolios: Learning, Engagement and Collaboration through Technology. (Paper - March 27, 2008)

In 2005, this research project was launched to study the impact of electronic portfolios in secondary schools. This Roundtable discussion will review the final results of this research project and instruments developed to gather information on high school students’ attitudes toward portfolios and assessment, reflection on learning, and the specific technologies and tool used. This paper will provide the final results of this research project at the end of the two-year study.
Paper (297K)Presentation (132K)


Making Connections: ePortfolios, Integrative Learning & Assessment National Conference April 11 and 12, 2008, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Online Personal Learning Environments: Structuring Electronic Portfolios to Support Lifelong and Life Wide Learning (Presentation - Fri AM - 9:15 - 10:30)

What happens to electronic portfolios once learners leave an institution? Can learners continue to maintain their own “digital documentation of development” throughout their lifetime? Do they even want to? Has the process of reflective practice become a habit of mind that will support lifelong learning? This presentation outlines a vision for “online personal learning environments” which may eventually replace our current model of electronic portfolios. Based on the concept of “lifetime personal web space,” this online archive of a lifelong collection of artifacts and memorabilia, both personal and professional, has the potential to change the current paradigm of electronic portfolios, mostly institution-bound, and focus instead on the individual (or family) as the center for creating the digital archive, which can be used in a variety of contexts across the lifespan. The concept of an “ePortfolio Mash-Up” using Web 2.0 tools will be shared, along with a lifelong life-wide scenario.(PDF Version of Presentation (5.7 MB)

Voice and Reflection in ePortfolios: Multiple Purposes of Digital Stories and Podcasts in ePortfolios (Presentation - Sat AM - 10:30 - 11:45)

This presentation could be sub-titled, “YouTube meets ‘Academic’ MySpace” reflecting the popular technologies of our time. There are a lot of advantages to adding digital audio and video to ePortfolios, especially when using the digital storytelling process. The ancient art of storytelling can be a powerful tool for deep learning and reflection. With today’s multimedia technology, you have a highly motivating project-based learning activity as well as a powerful artifact in an electronic portfolio. (A digital story is a short digital video clip, usually told in first person narrative with the learner’s own voice, illustrated primarily with still images, and often with an added music track for emotional tone, often created using freely downloaded software.) See examples of digital stories created for different purposes in ePortfolios (introduction of self, reflection, rich multimedia artifacts). (PDF Version of Presentation(6.25MB)


TechEd Conference, Ontario, CA, April 13-16, 2008 - Web page for presentations

Multiple Purposes of Digital Stories and Podcasts in ePortfolios (Concurrent Session - Tuesday, April 15 - 4:15 - 5:15 PM)

Digital storytelling is a powerful tool for deep learning and reflection. See examples of digital stories to meet multiple purposes in ePortfolios (introduction of self, reflection, rich multimedia artifacts).

Web 2.0 Tools for Classroom-Based Assessment and Interactive Student ePortfolios (Hands-On Lab - Wednesday, April 16 - 9:30 - 10:20 AM)

Explore Web 2.0 tools to facilitate classroom-based assessment and interactive feedback on student work, to improve student learning. Tools include blogs, wikis, think.com and Google Apps.


ePortfolio Montreal, Canada, May 5-7, 2008

Pre-Conference Workshop - 6 hours (ePortfolio 2.0: using Web 2.0 for Authentic Assessment) (May 5, 2008)

During this workshop, participants will explore how Web 2.0 tools facilitate self-expression, reflection, online interaction and feedback. A range of free online tools to create Interactive ePortfolios that support authentic assessment will be evaluated. Web page for workshop. PDF Version of Presentation (4.8 MB)

Keynote Address (Lifelong Personal Learning Environments: Structuring Electronic Portfolios for Lifelong and Life-Wide Learning) (May 7, 2008)

This paper outlines a new vision for “online personal learning environments” which may eventually replace what we currently call “electronic portfolios” in education. Based on the concept of “lifetime personal web space,” this online archive of a life’s collection of artifacts and memorabilia, both personal and professional, has the potential to change the current paradigm of electronic portfolios, mostly institution-bound, and focus instead on the individual or the family as the center for creating the digital archive, which can be used in a variety of contexts across the lifespan, from schools to universities to the workplace. A possible scenario is followed by the challenges faced when developing this service for widespread dissemination. This paper invites discussion of the theoretical foundation for a long-term research proposal, a proposed implementation plan and evaluation study.


Navigation 101 Conference, Seattle, June 24, 2008

Getting started with Electronic Portfolios

With the increasing use of technology to support portfolio development, there are many issues that teachers, administrators and parents need to address. This session covers many questions that are raised as schools begin to implement technology-supported portfolios. Dr. Barrett has developed a web page to answer some of the Frequently-Asked Questions about Electronic Portfolios in Navigation 101: http://www.electronicportfolios.org/nav101/ This workshop will cover these questions in-depth:

Help your students tell their own story through their portfolios (Introduction to Digital Storytelling)

The ancient art of storytelling can be a powerful tool for deep learning and reflection, Add today?s multimedia technology and you have a highly motivating project-based learning activity as well as a powerful artifact in an electronic portfolio. A digital story is a short digital video clip, usually told in first person narrative with the learner?s own voice, illustrated primarily with still images, and often with an added music track. In this presentation, participants will see examples of digital stories created by learners of all ages, learn about the principles of Digital Storytelling, and the variety of strategies that can be used with diverse learners.


National Educational Computing Conference - San Antonio- June 29-July 2, 2008

Workshop: Web 2.0 Tools for Classroom-Based Assessment and Interactive Student ePortfolios (Bring Your Own Laptop, Sunday, 6/29/2008, 8:30am–3:30pm)

Web 2.0 tools facilitate online interaction and feedback. Evaluate free online tools to create Interactive ePortfolios that support formative assessment, focusing on the new NETS-S. Web page for workshop.

Research Paper: The REFLECT Initiative: Studying ePortfolio Implementation in Secondary Schools, Tuesday, 7/1/2008, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Learn about the final results of this two-year study and the impact of using web-based tools to promote student learning, engagement and collaboration. Web page for paper


Campus Technology Conference - Boston - July 28-31, 2008

Panel: Next Generation ePortfolios

Web page for presentation


updated July 29, 2008