e-portfolio :: investigate

design cycle report guide for my g7 students

Problem Identified

This is where you identify the specific problem in society and how an e-portfolio can solve this problem. (i.e. explain about the problem of students losing school work, not being able to access it easily, having no easy way to demonstrate progress, etc.)

Design Brief

Your task is to investigate portfolios and e-portfolios and design, plan and create your own e-portfolio to showcase your academic work and demonstrate your progress over the year and then evaluate the effectiveness of your product.

RESEARCH :: Portfolios and e-Portfolios

What is a Portfolio? (research)

Research portfolios and outline what they are.

Who Uses Portfolios and Why? (research)

Explain who uses portfolios and why the use them. (e.g. graphic designer use portfolios to showcase their best work and use them when trying to promote themselves and their work to potential clients, architects use portfolios to showcase their work and use them when applying for jobs, teachers use portfolios as a resources for their students, etc.)

Portfolios Styles and Examples (research)

Conduct some research and outline the different types of portfolios, show examples.

What is an e-Portfolio? (research)

Research e-portfolios and created your own e-portfolio definition. Compare and contrast portfolios and e-portfolios.

Student e-Portfolios (research)

Outline why a student would have an e-portfolio, the benefits and purpose of an e-portfolio and show some examples of student e-portfolios. Here are some student e-portfolios http://lukecameronwatson.com/post/59558025411/students-e-portfolio-examples

Design Specifications

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.
  8. add your own
  9. add your own
  10. add your own

Testing Methods

I will test my product on Wednesday, 18th September, 2013, during class and I will use a survey that I created with http://www.surveygizmo.com or http://kwiksurveys.com/ .

The test group will consist of five people and they are:

  • Haroon
  • SP
  • Mr Jordan
  • Joyce
  • Max

The test is directly linked to the design specifications and my was created with http://www.surveygizmo.com



Include all references in the bibliography (the minimum requirement is a list of URLs, however, the aim is to cite work in MLA format - for more information check http://www.easybib.com/)

EVALUATION :: Criterion A: Investigate

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.