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The Ed Techie: Eportfolios - J'accuse [Or why we [TCSNMY] encourage use of off-the-shelf tools rather than rolling our own or spending on some ed-tech crap]
"An institution has a very different set of requirements to an individual. However, if you want eportfolios to work, then it’s individuals that need to like them and be motivated to use them. This emanates from an institutional tic, which is the need to own and control systems and data…<br />
Educational arrogance – maybe arrogance is too strong a term, but eportfolios demonstrate a common mistake (in my view) in educational technology, which goes something like “Here’s some interesting software/tool/service which does most of what we want. But it’s not quite good enough for higher education, let’s develop our own version with features X and Y”. In adding features X and Y though they lose what was good about the initial tool, and take a long time. Blogs are good enough for eportfolios, if what you want from an eportfolio is for people to actually, you know, use them. "
education  technology  elearning  portfolios  eportfolios  tcsnmy  onlinetoolkit  lms  via:steelemaley  cv  edtech  open  it'saboutthecontent  control  closedsystems  blogs  blogging  learning  lcproject  rss  portability  mobility 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Meet the EduPunks: Radical Self-educators Start a Movement
"in 2008…Jim Groom…coined a term that is changing the way the world looks at education…edupunk…speaks to need for educational reform…to some extent, already has begun.

Ordinary people are taking education into their own hands using web-2.0 tools. & classrooms, lectures, & curriculums are changing…forgoing conventional tools & using new devices like wikis, blogs, & open-source textbooks to learn what they want…

“What we’re doing as edupunks is taking the ethos of the punk era & applying it to education,” says Steve Wheeler…“We’re bypassing educational systems that have been put in place by corporations & institutions.”…

The onus is not necessarily on students, according to Campbell. If universities of the future are to survive, he argues, they will have to capture their students’ imaginations. “The part [of edupunk] that resonates most w/ me is that learning has to start with the learner’s desire to learn, & until that’s awakened, you’re putting people on a conveyor belt.""
edupunk  teaching  pedagogy  education  unschooling  tcsnmy  autodidacts  self-directedlearning  universities  colleges  highereducation  business  eportfolios  technology  opensource  change  deschooling  2008  jimgroom  stevewheeler  gardercampbell  davidhall  lcproject 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Langwitches Blog » Wrapping my Mind Around Digital Portfolios
Nice collection of thought and references, many speak to our experience using Tumblrs as student portfolios (stories of learning) in the TCSNMY program. And there is more to learn.
via:lukeneff  tcsnmy  blogging  eportfolios  evaluation  reflection  technology  eportfolio  elearning  portfolios  education  edtech  digital  web2.0  classideas 
august 2010 by robertogreco
» This ain’t yo mama’s e-portfolio, part 1 WPMu Ed
"Schools should be in business of managing data flows rather than supporting end to end user experience. We can only dream what might result if the energy going into the campus-wide LMS’s would go into creating flexible, easy to use “syndication buses
blogging  blogs  education  lms  eportfolios  ples  online  schools  it  walledgardens 
may 2008 by robertogreco

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