Holly D. Landez ePortfolio

Category: COVA


Action Research Design Outline

Topic The action research project that I design will be centered around 3D printers in elementary school libraries. As the courses in our Digital Learning and Leading programs have progressed, I have changed my innovation plan, although the topics are still…

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Cultivating to Connect

SWAY Presentation Creating Significant Learning Environments in the New Culture of Learning What if we could transform the landscape of education so that students would be driven to learn, and feel successful and empowered? What if we could teach the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Applying Educational Technology Portfolio Reflection

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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…

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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…

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