Introduction to the course [15 minutes]
Session 1 - introduction to ePortfolios [75 minutes]
| Session 1 - Activity 1 - ePortfolios, what are they? - why should our learners have them? [30 minutes]
- Presentation (PERHAPS as VIDEO PODCAST + POWERPOINT - I will produce this (Graham)
| Session 1 - Activity 2 - exploring the potential of sample ePortfolios [30 minutes]
- Group work - participants given access to sample ePortfolios ANYONE ABLE TO HELP US WITH SUPPLY OF SAMPLE DE-PERSONALISED ePORTFOLIOS? (OFFLINE AND ONLINE examples), given time to explore them, and then asked to feed back to class on:
- ease of use
- the evidence stored
- appropriateness of evidence
- possible applications
Session 2 - ePortfolio Content and Authoring Options [135 minutes]
| Session 3 - Activity 1 : ePortfolio content [15 minutes]
- Discussion: typical ePortfolio content
| Session 2 - Activity 3 : Dedicated Authoring Software [30 minutes]
- demonstration: Proprietary Software
- Pebble Pad
- Nuventive (iWebfolio)
- CareerLocker (Online demo:)
- Folio Live by McGraw-Hill (Online demo: )
- Foliotek (online demo: )
- etc ( ASK vendors for 5 minute Video demo Podcasts??)
- demonstration: Open Source options
- ELGG (Video Podcast)
- OSP ()
- Product presentation video() (Note: This video is very generic and may be used for other purpose).
- Use case video()
- ePet () (possibility to try an online demo)
- LUSID () (possibility to try an online demo but CVS not updated since more than one year...)
- SCAM (, CVS not updated since more than one year)
| Session 2 - Activity 4 :Online vs Local Hosting [15 minutes]
- available anywhere - able to work at home etc
- security and safety issues
- able to set access controls for others to see certain sections
- currently - limits on storage, communcations capacity - problems with multimedia evidence
- Locally Hosted
- fewer security/safety issues
- easier to store and work with multimedia evidence
- unable to work on away from school/college network
Session 3 - Getting Started with an ePortfolio - a practical Workshop [120 minutes]
| Session 3 - Activity 1 : creating ePortfolio profile content [45 minutes]
- demonstration: using the ePortfolio software to:
- insert new pages
- insert and edit text
- insert digital images
- insert linkages
- insert digital videos
- Practical 1: add a basic (profile) content to a new page in your ePortfolio
- Practical 2: adding your Action Plan (from Session 4) to your ePortfolio
- practical workshop - adding profile content
- RESOURCE LINK - KeyPal UserGuide 
| Session 3 - Activity 2 : Reflective writing [75 minutes]
- Presentation: the value of reflection - the blogg as a tool to record reflections RESOURCE LINK http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?idequals sign82665
- SORT OUT OUR THINKING on Bloggs in the Process One Blogg - tagged with Key Words CHECK OUT http://mosep.elggspaces.com/jpallister/weblog/
- practical workshop: Hopes and fears and expectations- Our learning expectations.
- Create a 'Compiling my ePortfolio' blogg page in your ePortfolio.
- Enter a short description on this page that explains what you expect form the course.
- explain What are your hopes? and What are your fears?
- how do our hopes and fears differ from those of young learners?
- Does a socially disadvantaged background effect our attitudes to learning?
- If so how and what can be done to change this?
- Practical: Write a short Blogg entry on your ePortfolio about what you thought were the most important things raised in this discussion.
- Presentation: effective and ineffective learning - Jenny Hughes video.
- Group discussion: motivating students to compile an ePortfolio - summary in trainers ePortfolio
| Session 3 - Activity 3 :
- Presentation: digital story telling. Video (from Helen Barret)
- Group work: Topic: Why we became Teachers - including what we like and what we don't like.
- Make a story board for ten minute group presentation.
- Practical Workshop: Make ten minute shared audio or video of this.
- Discussion - how can we use multi media in our work.
Session 4 - The role of the teacher/trainer in the ePortfolio Process [30minutes]
| Session 4 - Activity 1 :
- be able to teach the process
- provide feedback to students
- encourage students to reflect on their learning + record their reflecytionzx
| Session 4 - Activity 2 : Providing feedback on line
- Video by Jenny Hughes on providing feedback.
- Discussion - this video was made for adult learners. is it different with younger people and how and why? Is there anything different about on-line feedback in e-Portfolio?
- In pairs. Take one e-Portfolio entry by someone else in the group. Provide feedback on this entry.
Session 5 - ePortfolios evidencing Competency - [ 30 minutes]
| Session 5 - Activity 1 - competencies, what are they? and why are they being used? [30 minutes]
- Self Assessment questionnaire: KeyPal 
- the competencies needed by a Teacher/Tutor to support ePortfolio Learners - KeyPal competencies 
- HR examples + importance to HR labour mobility, job definitions etc
- presentation of Europass CV competencies as a concrete simple example
- how can they be evidenced
| Session 5 - Activity 2 :creating an Action Plan
- Work in pairs. take one (or more) competencies that you think you need further personal development for.
- Discuss how you might gain this competency. Write a short entry about this in the form of an ACTION PLAN on a new page in your ePortfolio.
- set up links to this new page and test that they work
| Session 4 - Activity 3 : identifying competencies
- Competencies for ePortfolio.
- Card sort in groups.
- Sort cards into competencies required of teacher, competencies required of learner, competencies required by both.
- Rank order the cards.
- Share with other groups (one person from each group stays behind to defend group decisions whilst others move around groups).
| Session 4 - Activity 4 : adding a CV
- workshop practical: create a page in your ePortfolio that will store basic CV details
- add your details and set up and test links
Session 6 - presenting your ePortfolio [30 minutes]
Session 7 - Integrating e-Portfolios into the curriculum
| Session 7 - Activity 1 : using ePortfolios in my teaching
- Work in pairs. Take one lesson or course that you teach and consider how you could use e-Portfolios in that lesson or course.
- Write this up in your ePortfolio.
| Session 7 - Activity 2 : the barriers and challenges
- presentation: the barriers to ePortfolios
| Session 7 - Activity 3 :Licenses, legal bits and copyright- Activity 1 :
28. Licenses and copyright. Show creative commons video.
Session 8 - ePortfolios supporting Assessment (60 minutes)
| Session 8 - Activity 1 :evidencing learning
- Presentation: The Potential of the ePortfolio to support assessment for learning,and of learning
- Practical: Individual Reflection, recorded in participants ePortfolio - how might an ePortfolio provide a vehicle to store assessment evidence for my learners?
- Pair Work: Take your previous entry on how ePortfolio might be appropriate place to store assessment evidence, and discuss with a partner how the learner evidence might prove that the learner had 'satisfied the criteria'.
- Discussion: What kind of evidence they could put forward?
- Discussion: How could this evidence be assessed.
- Presentation: trends in e-assessment - the place of the ePortfolio.
Session 9 - end of Module Action Plan
- Where we go next.
- Will we continue our e-Portfolios. If not, why?
- How do we collaborate together as a group?
- What support is available?
- Who will moderate the group?
resources in case wolf deletes them tomorrow
KeyPal Tutor/Teacher Self-Assessment 
KeyPal Student User Guide
KeyPal Competency Framework 
An Overview of E-Portfolios by George Lorenzo and John Ittelson