A while back I posted about eportfolios and it is indeed time for an update on what has been happening at Unitec.
Some Unitec staff and students have been using My Portfolio, a Mahara instance (Mahara – to think, thinking, thought), and we are now including eportfolios in our Practice Passport.
The Practice Passport assists Unitec teaching staff in developing their capability in Living Curriculum, emerging pedagogies and related components of our new learning and teaching models. MyPortfolio will be a platform for staff to collect evidence and reflect on their practice.
Unitec staff can use our custom template to get them started on their Practice Passport portfolio. Over time and as they become more familiar with Mahara they will build collections and pages that they can share with their target audiences. It will be interesting to see how these are developed over the year.
Te Puna Ako are running two hour workshops to help Unitec staff learn about ePortfolios and how to use MyPortfolio. During the workshops they will “discuss the value of ePortfolios generally and have the opportunity to reflect on your current use (or potential use) of portfolios to support learning and to demonstrate achievement. Through the process of contributing to a group portfolio page, you will be introduced to the MyPortfolio platform. This workshop is an ideal way to get started on your Practice Passport and see how it can function as a record of your professional development around new Learning & Teaching Models and Living Curriculum Phase 2.”