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Develop a Professional Digital Learning Portfolio



Develop a Professional Digital Learning Portfolio
Due: 11:55 pm Atlantic Time on Sunday of Unit 7 (Week 7).
Value: 25% of final grade.

ePortfolios are developed for a variety of reasons:
To demonstrate the extent of your learning in a particular course or program.
To show a potential employer your work-related skills and knowledge.
To collect useful information for an appraisal of your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes.

In this course you will develop an ePortfolio in a blog format that outlines what you have learned in this Assessment and Evaluation course and showcase how your learning applies to your present and/or future practice of assessment and evaluation.

You will use the inspiration behind George Couros’ (2012) video to create a blog ePortfolio using a media program of your choosing such as WordPress, Weebly, Blogger, etc. This blog will be shared with your colleagues within this course only. It will not be made ‘public.’

A word of warning – preparing an ePortfolio for the first time is a process that can generate considerable anxiety. The first time is the hardest but as Couros (2012) mentioned, the learning will be invaluable.

You must create a narrative that walks the reader through your ePortfolio and highlights the key learnings from the course. It should contain text, personal and professional photos, royalty-free images, related informative videos and self-designed infographics. Your blog should reflect your professionalism, integrity and knowledge about assessment and evaluation. I cannot emphasize this narrative aspect of your portfolio enough. Your final mark will be impacted should the narrative and creative element not be included. Permissions related to the use of personal and professional photographs are the responsibility of you as well as the copyright of any supplemental information and media. Be sure to include a references page in your blog.

The order of blog pages to be included in the ePortfolio will look like this:

Cover Page
Professional Profile about you as an Educative Leader
Statement of your current Assessment and Evaluation Philosophy within your own context
3 – 4 webpages on your learning from the Essential Assessment text. Be sure to capture the Big Ideas from the Units. You may wish to categorize these pages similar to the Unit headings provided in Moodle.
1 webpage on how assessment and evaluation practices connect to one another
1 webpage on the process of conducting a program evaluation and your learning
1 webpage on how you will continue your learning about assessment and evaluation. What goals have you set for yourself and what short and long term next steps have you identified?
1 webpage Conclusion of the ePortfolio
1 webpage containing your References. Be sure your sources are in APA format. You may wish to upload a PDF to ensure formatting is accurate.
Ethical Considerations:

Students cannot interview or otherwise engage human participants due to ethical considerations. Any research involving human subjects requires completion of an ethics application, and our seven-week course format does not provide enough time to write a proposal and have it approved. As a result, students are not to conduct personal interviews or use privileged information. Therefore, in the assignments, you are limited to your own experience and what is available in the public domain. When discussing your experiences in a workplace, you should anonymize the organization if you think issues might be sensitive. When doing critical reflective analysis, you must keep it anonymous and focused on self and personal observations and insights. For more information on ethics, please see