An Innovative Use of the e-portfolio
Post on 11-Jan-2016
DESCRIPTIONInduction OMG! D Y Thnk we hv 2 std up + say sumting??? . An Innovative Use of the e-portfolio. Ice Breakers. Ice Breakers I Have Known. Introduce yourself to the person next to you then introduce them to the rest of the group. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
An Innovative Use of the e-portfolio
An Innovative Use of the e-portfolioInduction OMG! D Y Thnk we hv 2 std up + say sumting??? Ice Breakers Ice Breakers I Have KnownIntroduce yourself to the person next to you then introduce them to the rest of the group.Write words or feelings that describe how you are feeling about today on the board.Make stickers with some of your major characteristics on and find people who are the same / different to you.Pin the name of a famous person to someone elses back everyone must then find out who they are by asking each other questionsHow do you feel about standing up and introducing yourself?Definitely no thanks I would end up crying of embarrassment or something along those lines LOL.Not very keen, would have done itif I'd had too but the first few weeks of Uni are fairly nerve wrecking anyway it would have been difficult to do.Whats The Point?Ice Breaker IssuesOn the spot reactions.Disadvantage to disabled students and overseas students?Favour the bold.Do they really allow students to get to know other students and staff?As class sizes increase time spent per person decreases.Loathed and knowingly avoided by many.
Billing identified at risk groups in induction and the early weeks of term including; overseas students, students with disabilities and students over the age of 266A possible solution?E-PortfoliosCustomisable Web Space.My Own Portfolio
What do students include?How is it used?ModuleCourseCourseStudents make their e-portfolio within the e-LP and can then choose who to share it with. I ask them to share with the module but many also choose to share it with the course so that puts them in touch with second and final years on their course, as well as first years on different courses who take my module.11Comments.
Links to Social Network Sites.
Is the e-Portfolio any better?Percentage Participation.
N= 99, 102, 105 respectively79%, 86%, 99% participation in task15 Comparison of Preference.
Student reflectionsIt allowed everyone to introduce themselves without being completely nervous which would have happened if we had to stand up in front of everyone. Standing up would have meant people would be out of character and would say as little as possible about themselves. Whereas the e-portfolio allowed everyone to say loads about themselves therefore givinga bigger and better image of people on the course. It also allowed you to re-visit the portfolios to get up-to-date info about people later on in the course, refreshing your memory about those people who you know least. I think its definitely worth doing during the introduction weeks of a new course at university!!!
Issues.Although not nerve wrecking, I felt it was slightly pointless as not everybody seemed interested in other individuals portfolios.Having to read everyone's in the class. Took quite a long time.Trying to think of what to write that wouldnt be embarrassing or incriminating, LOL.A lot of people did not ever go back onto the e-portfolio and did not alter their original one, therefore for some people its notworth doing.
On seeing Lecturers portfoliosIf you feel confident that they are approachable from an early stage it helps the settling in process.As this individual is central to your learning for that particular module. Therefore if the student lecturer bond is stronger as a student I would feel more comfortable going to them for help.
Insight.The ability to say things that otherwise would make someone feel embarrassed (like geeky interests) when first talking to someoneUnexpected UseImpromptu blogging.Publishing of lecture notes.
Would you use the e-Portfolio again in a different setting?Yes - I think its a good idea for education and businesses to have them, would be nice if you could do a bit of research about the people you will be working/learning with, not just the institution itselfIt's a fun icebreaker and a way of talking to people and making new friends
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