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Cloudworks discussion on eportfolios starts today

Gordon Joyes and Angela Smallwood, both associate professors at the Univeristy of Nottingham will be hosting am online discussion in Cloudworks today and tomorrow (5th and 6th April) around large scale implementation of eportfolios.

The starting point for the discussion is these 4 questions:

Why should we expect practitioners and their institutions to engage with e-portfolios?
Why is e-portfolio implementation not straightforward and why is it different to VLE implementation?
What are the key factors for success for practitioners and for large-scale engagement with e-portfolios  within an institution?
How can the support of senior managers be gained?

If you have a view on these or have further questions around the topic then please get involved.

You can find out more about the JISC funded ePortfolio Implementation Study here.

ePortfolio Community of Practice on Cloudworks

To support and nurture the extensive community of practice surround the implementation and use of eportfolios and associated pedagogies, Sarah Chesney, a freelance consultant, has set up a discussion and networking site on the Cloudworks environment. Sarah says:

The JISC funded E-portfolio Community of Practice (ePCoP) Project is led by the University of Wolverhampton and funded by the LifelongLearning and Workforce Development Benefits Realisation Programme.

The project is funded until the end of March 2011, but it is anticipated that the community will continue to exist and grow after this date, supporting and encouraging members who are keen to explore the use of e-portfolios to support lifelong learning. The community is using Cloudscapes to host asynchronous discussions alongside a range of other technologies.

All with an interest in e-portfolios and the pedagogy underpinning their use are welcome to participate and become part of the community.

It’s a great opportunity to link up with other people interested in the topic.

And a date for your diary; on the 5th and 6th of April, Gordon Joyes and Angela Smallwood from the University of Nottingham will be leading a discussion on the site on the JISC funded e-portfolio implementation (ePI) Project.