Creating e-Portfolios through Collaborative and Technology-Mediated Learning

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Walcott, Paul
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PCF4 // Participants of this demonstration will be expected to construct their electronic teaching portfolios through collaborative and technology-mediated learning. The participants should be academics of any discipline who are able to use computer applications for tasks such as word processing and browsing the Internet. // Teaching portfolios are important since they are often used in the assessment process for promotion and tenure at Universities. Creating electronic versions of these teaching portfolios (e-Portfolios) make them even more accessible, especially if published on the Internet, but also allow the inclusion of multimedia presentations. This cannot be easily achieved using traditional teaching portfolios. // During the demonstration participants will be instructed on the required contents of their e-Portfolios and through the use of on-line tools, such as mark-up language validators and editors, learn how to design and construct simple web pages. This basic knowledge will be used by the participants in the construction of their e-Portfolio from a pre-defined HTML template created by the instructor. // The main objectives of the demonstration are to construct a simple web page; and to design and construct an e-Portfolio, which consist of a description of research interests, a description of courses taught, and a list of publications. // The expected outcome of this demonstration is three-fold. Firstly, participants will acquire the all-important technical skill of web page construction. Secondly, participants will have created their e-Portfolio; and finally, participants will have had an opportunity to begin to reflect on teaching practices as they collaborate during the demonstration. This reflection should help them to define a clear teaching philosophy. Further collaboration is also possible after the demonstration if participants publish their e-Portfolios on the Internet and solicit comments from their peers at a local, regional and international level. // Paper ID 309
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