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: