e-Portfolio Investigation

MYP Technology 7B

Introduction

The following section will help you to gain a better understanding of what e-portfolios are, why many institutions are starting to use them for assessment purposes, and what types of e-portfolios can be created, not only for assessment purposes, but also as a tool to demonstrate growth and development and to showcase quality work to individuals outside of the university.

Problems:

  • Unable to access work
  • Can't share with the world what you're doing
  • Forgetting to bring it to class
  • Can't show the progress
  • Can't show evidence



From all the problems above.. I suggest students and teachers to use an e-portfolio because you can access work easily and no needing to worry about losing or not bringing in works that needs to be done or needs to be turn in.


Problem?

The benefits of using an e-Portfolio are:

1. You don't need to carry any big books/folders around when you can work online and save it online instead.

2. Teachers, friends, classmates, or relatives can go search for your e-Portfolio online because they're out of town and they want to know how much you've improve.

3. e-Portfolio is online! So, there's nothing that we need to forget about bringing.

4. We can access work easier.

5. Not needing to forget to bring an normal portfolio.

6. We can also show our progress way, way easier than using papers.



Design Brief

I will investigate portfolios and e-portfolios and design, plan and create my own e-portfolio to showcase my academic work and demonstrate my progress over the year and then evaluate the effectiveness of my product.


Why use an e-Portfolio?

Electronic portfolio information is stored digitally on a computer hard drive, server, or on removable media such as a floppy disk, zip disk, or CD. This electronic information takes up very little physical space and is easily accessible. Electronic portfolios not only take up little physical space, but can hold a great deal of information. Various parts of electronic portfolios can be interconnected through hyperlinks-- users do not have to worry about losing or misplacing documents. New student work can replace older work with minimal effort.


Why students use e-Portfolio?

We're the new generation! Why not use something else rather than paper and pencil?
There's this thing now call "Internet"! We can now create our own e-Portfolio online and easy to use. We really don't need to carry a folder/book around.. We can just copy our e-Portfolio and paste it in a hard-drive and carry the small hard-drive around cause the hard-drive can also be connected to a desktop or laptop. But most of all, it's way easier and much more cooler than just paper and pencil.

Electronic portfolios directly relate student work to the defined standards or criteria. Portfolios demonstrate wider dimensions of learning than just paper-and-pencil reports or exercises. For example, within an electronic portfolio, a student can add digital audio or video and graphics to document evidence of learning.


Portfolio

I conducted a research about students portfolio and this what i found. It's different from an e-Portfolio because an e-Portfolio is electronic and a portfolio is design by hand.

But, we're the new generation!


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Testing Methods

Time: I will test my website tomorrow (18 Sept) during class on a free survey web called kwiksurvey.
Test groups:
  • Joyce
  • Haroon
  • Sengly
  • Mr. Luke
  • Sambath

Place: Technology class (Mr. Luke)
I will have at least 5 people to test my e-Portfolio and I will brainstorm some survey questions so that my testers can give me feedback on my work.


Design Specification

The product you create must:


  1. be free
  2. electronic and accessible from any device that can be connected to the internet (tablet, smart phone, desktop computer and laptop)
  3. be able to store work produced in all classes, i.e. a wide variety of files (images, text, video and sound)
  4. contain sections for all MYP subjects, MIA and C&S
  5. have a home page that explains both who the student is and an introduction and explanation of the e-portfolio, furthermore, there must be a photo of the student
  6. have a good URL &/or Title
  7. be professional and academic... not cute, funny, silly, etc.


Criterion A: Investigation


0 The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 — 2 The student states the problem. The student investigates the problem, collecting information from sources. The student lists some specifications.


3 — 4 The student describes the problem, mentioning its relevance. The student investigates the problem, selecting and analysing information from some acknowledged sources. The student describes a test to evaluate the product/solution against the design specification.


5 — 6 The student explains the problem, discussing its relevance. The student critically investigates the problem, evaluating information from a broad range of appropriate, acknowledged sources. The student describes detailed methods for appropriate testing to evaluate the product/solution against the design specification.