Applying Educational Technology ePortfolio

Reflections on Choice

choice – noun \ ˈchȯis  \ power of choosing  Our Digital Learning and Leading Master’s program at Lamar University is centered around the COVA approach as well as CSLE, or Creating Significant Learning Enviroments. As students, we created ePortfolios to document our learning as we develop an innovation plan to be enacted in our current work environment….

Reflections on Ownership

own·​er·​ship | \ ˈō-nər-ˌship  \ noun – the state, relation, or fact of being an owner With the COVA and CSLE approach, all of the elements must be present for meaningful learning to occur. For students to have ownership of their learning, they need to be engaged in authentic learning opportunities. The current traditional model of instruction very ofter requires…

Reflections on Voice

voice \ ˈvȯis  \ noun –  wish, choice, or opinion openly or formally expressed Without motivation, there is no push to learn; without engagement there is no way to learn; and without voice, there is no authenticity in the learning. For students to create new knowledge, succeed academically, and develop into healthy adults, they require each of…

Reflections on Authentic Learning

au·​then·​tic | \ ə-ˈthen-tik  , ȯ- \ adjective – true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character Did you ever have a situation where a parent, teacher, older sibling or other authority figure tried to explain something to you or teach you something, but the message didn’t stick until you had been through that experience? I can think of many examples…

Comparing ePortfolio Platforms

When I started this program, I believed I had a clear understanding of what an ePortfolio could be. Throughout the past three courses of the Digital Learning and Leading program, I have adjusted my ideas and expanded my view. Students at the elementary level should be able to explore and build content within platforms that…

Applying Educational Technology Portfolio Reflection

In this session particularly, we needed to be the drivers of our own learning because the main graded assignment, our ePortfolio, was due at the end of the course. We did have instructional guides such as the COVA book and online resources, weekly Zoom meetings with Dr. Reed, weekly blog post prompts and weekly discussion…

Exemplar ePortfolios

I appreciate the opportunity that we had to look over exemplar ePortfolios, examples of student portfolios at various levels, those of other DLL students, as well as portfolios and blog sites belonging to edtech professionals and bloggers. I spent a lot of time on this activity because like so many things online, it was a…

Who Owns the Portfolio? Who Owns the Ideas?

In a recent class session we discussed who owns the learning portfolio. That was such an interesting discussion because we talked about the fact that an educational institution may own the data, but the learning, and intellectual property should belong to the student. There is the ongoing problem of student data and creative products being…

Process Before Product

I am absolutely convinced that ePortfolios are an indispensable method for showcasing visible learning by students for so many reasons. Primarily, working through the process of creating a tangible portfolio product, regardless of what platform it is in, is where and how the learning occurs. As students learn throughout the school year, or an entire program of study, the…

EDLD 5303

In EDLD 5303, Applying Educational ePortfolio in the Digital Learning and Leading Program at Lamar University, we prepared and submitted an ePortfolio that demonstrates mastery of the learning outcomes for the work we have already completed. The ePortfolio sets the stage as a location for all future coursework throughout the program. We also deeply explored the COVA method of teaching, which incorporates choice, ownership, voice and authentic learning.

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