Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ascilite 2009 - day 3 - morning sessions

A sparse crowd this morning after last night's dinner and dance!

Morning began with a brief presentation from Matthew Riddle a Blackboard research grant winner on ICTs in the daily lives of Australian students. Uses Sms and the 'day experience method' to prompt them to record what they are doing and what technology they are using.
I then attended the eportfolios stream which had 4 presentations.John Roder and Mark Brown from University of Auckland on educators' perspectives on PLEs, Web 2.0 and eportfolios. We are moving from web 1.0 / eportfolios to web 2.0 /PLEs. Influenced by thinking from Feng, Siemens, Attwell and Fiedler. Generally many educators know about web 2.0 but do not necessarily use them to the PLE capabilities.
Then Jane Goodyear and John Milne from Massey University spoke on developing competency portfolios with engineering undergrads.used Mahara and began by asking students to find examples or exemplars based on graduate profile. Uptake was low so more work required! Critical factors include to have clear purpose, think transformative, support for reflection, hold into programme and assess.
Up next Beverley Oliver and Peter Nikoletatos from Curtin University present on building physical and virtual learning spaces.Engagement, students and mobile technology, iportfolio And mobile Curtin form the four parts of the learning spaces.
Last in this session, Jennifer Rowley and Peter Dunbar from University of Sydney on integrating eportfolios.Need to collect expression of many music identities, as performers, composers, music teachers etc. Therefore asked students on what they thought should be in their eporfolio. They wanted their eporfolio to reflect their individual personalities and skills / learning.

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