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Reflecting on Eportfolios visually

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E-portfolios have loomed large for me this year – they have filled my head space for several months.

I will be doing some workshops and papers on the EpCoP MOOC soon and I have begun my reflections on the experiences. Some of this can be seen in my own blog entries, in the group blog and now in shared spaces online. I’ve added a summary page to The MOOC guide, I am putting together a short  article for publication in an American journal and I’ve submitted and been accepted to present a workshop at ConVerge 11. There is also a white paper being created collaboratively for publication for AAEEBL – so now I am really reflecting on and sharing insights on eportfolios in a myriad of ways.

My thoughts have been about how to do that in more visual ways to engage with viewers at all levels of knowledge and practice with e-portfolios and I was inspired today by some of the graphics shared by guest presenter Ian Smissen on ways in which an e-portfolio approach may be most beneficial in a research project.

Therefore I began looking for advice on what tools I could use to present that reflection – almost immediately upon entering the twitter zone I was greeted by a message from Vance Stevens recommending the use of Make belief comix to provide such imagery. Wanting to make an immediate start on a process for planning and reflecting in the new MOOC Change 11, I jumped right in and produced my very first comix strip:

What other tools could I use to spark my reflective practice?

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Author: coachcarole

Coach Carole is the name by which many of you will know me - in my role as coach and mentor for teachers, project teams and networks facilitators. I work independently as an elearning consultant for my business Macro Dimensions.

3 thoughts on “Reflecting on Eportfolios visually

  1. I haven’t seen this tool before Carole…thank’s for finding it. I’ve used ToonDoo which is similar. http://www.toondoo.com/Home.do?param=log&msg=1

    How about using an audio tool like AudioBoo, or creating a digital poster in GlogsterEdu?

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