Student ePortfolio

Student ePortfolio

Introduction

With the key objectives of nurturing engaged and reflective learners, ePortfolio has been implemented to offer a platform for students to document, manage and reflect upon their own learning during their study at EdUHK since 2012. Students are required to create ePortfolios to document and reflect on their formal and non-formal learning experiences in General Education, Language Enhancement, Co-curricular and Service Learning Activities and Overseas Exchange Opportunities. Students who are enrolled in teacher education programmes would also use ePortfolios to document and reflect their teaching practices for their Field Experience. Building the ePortfolio provides students with opportunities to consolidate and internalize the knowledge and skills acquired in various learning activities across their University learning journey.

Students are encouraged to refer to the Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs) to organize, reflect on and consolidate their learning experiences and achievements when they build their ePortfolios. In order to facilitate students’ understanding and application of these learning outcomes, our Centre has been administrating the self-assessment questionnaires of GILOs to help students keep track of their learning progress for writing their reflections in ePortfolios. We also provide a set of rubrics, compile selected examples of learning evidence that are collected from students’ works, including ePortfolios, to demonstrate student GILOs accomplishment.

Rubrics for Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs)

Students admitted before 2016/17 will continue to build their own ePortfolio using Mahara (https://mahara.eduhk.hk), while starting from 2017/18, LTTC will offer briefing sessions for Year 1 students through CLE1210/1208, ENG1376, and GEFC to demonstrate the use of Sway (https://sway.com) & Google Sites (https://sites.google.com/new). Regardless of the platform adopted, students are required to reflect on their learning and GILOs development. The following two videos provide further guidance on these aspects.

What are ePortfolio and GILOs?

How to do reflective writing?

ePortfolio Award 2022/2023 (Open for Submission Now)

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Most of you have done a great job building the ePortfolios. To further promote the creation of ePortfolio at EdUHK, and to encourage you to build an even more organized ePortfolio with evidences showing your learning process and outcomes with integration of GILOs, Student ePortfolio Award will be launched in December 2022. We welcome all undergraduate students to join the competition. If you have some nice ePortfolio pages, you should join the ePortfolio Award 2022/23, and you may win fabulous prizes!

Submission period: 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023

ePortfolio Award 2021/2022

Most of you have done a great job building the ePortfolios. To further promote the creation of ePortfolio at EdUHK, and to encourage you to build an even more organized ePortfolio with evidences showing your learning process and outcomes with integration of GILOs, Student ePortfolio Award will be launched in December 2021. We welcome all undergraduate students to join the competition. If you have some nice ePortfolio pages, you should join the ePortfolio Award 2021/22, and you may win fabulous prizes!

Submission period: 1 December 2021 to 31 January 2022 (end of submission period)

Resources

We have created the resources below and hope that this page can facilitate students in creating their ePortfolio pages. You are able to find samples, guidelines and even self-learning materials here, which help you to manage the pages on your own. If you have any questions about ePortfolio, you are welcome to contact us anytime.

Mahara

Google Sites

Official Website | User Guide
(Please use Chrome browser to login to Google Sites)

For FE Student
For ELE (ENG1376) Student

For GEFC Student

Sway

Google Sites

    For PSY Student
    For VA Student
    For EEP Student

    ePortfolio Tutorial Video

    After watching this video, you will be able to:

    • Understand the concept of using ePortfolio
    • Set up your profile information
    • Create an ePortfolio Page with digital artifacts
    • Create URL for sharing/submission
    • Understand the connection between GILOs and ePortfolios

    Some tips covered in the video:

    • How to link multi-media to ePortfolios
    • Possible mistakes when creating ePortfolios
    • How to build an attractive ePortfolio by using special features
    • What makes a good reflection

    Please contact Miss Katrina Zhang (Tel: 2948 7785/ kyyzhang@eduhk.hk) to ask for video access.

    Student ePortfolio Examples from Common Core Courses

    ePortfolio is implemented to offer students a platform to document, manage and reflect upon their own learning at EdUHK. Students are required to create ePortfolios to document and reflect on their formal and informal learning experiences. Apart from describing their learning experience, students should reflect on their learning experience with reference to the GILO Rubrics and use the rubrics as a direction for writing their reflection. Below are some student ePortfolio examples collected from different common core courses:

    For CLE Student

    Need enhancement

    With better performance

    For FE Student

    Need enhancement

    With better performance

    For UePortfolio Student

    High

    Medium

    Low

    For GEFC Student

    Tips

    Tips for Students

    THINGS TO PAY ATTENTION TO 

    Using EdUHK student account to log in Sway/ Google Sites
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    As the student ePortfolio is an assignment from EdUHK, it is important to create your ePortfolios in Sway/ Google Sites using your EdUHK student account.

    Giving access right to your supervisors/ tutors/ teachers/ audience
    Giving access right to your supervisors/ tutors/ teachers/ audience
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    If you plan to embed artifacts or materials (e.g. Google Doc, Google Slides) to demonstrate your learning experience in your ePortfolio, it is important to give the access right to your audience by setting the access permissions.

    ELEMENTS OF AN OUTSTANDING EPORTFOLIO

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    Using different font sizes and colours
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    You can make use of different font sizes and colours to highlight your key ideas, in order to make your ePortfolio look more attractive and easier to read. Make sure the page does not contain too many colours though, otherwise, audience could be easily distracted from reading the main ideas.

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    Supplementing with photos and videos
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    Inclusion of photos and videos helps audience understand your learning experience better. Make sure the placement of the media files is carefully designed to match with the text.

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    Using creative and attractive design features e.g. animations and collage
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    You can make use of different creative and attractive design features to demonstrate your learning experiences, in order to make your ePortfolio looks more attractive and easier to read.

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    Demonstrating GILOs development in a list/ table
    Demonstrating GILOs development in a list/ table
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    It is important to demonstrate how your learning experiences developed your GILOs by describing your level on individual GILO with reference to the GILO Rubrics. You can use a list or table to showcase the connection.

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    Mentioning learning goals or future plans
    Mentioning learning goals or future plans
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    You can set your goals with reference to the individual report on GILOs and state concrete plans on how to improve areas where enhancement is needed. If you are approaching the end of your study in the University, you are advised to include future learning plans, so you can lead to life-long learning. You may also include learning plans for a specific course, such as GILOs you would like to develop, and evaluate if the targets have been met at the end of the course. If you are in Year 1, we recommend you to set learning goals for your 4/5 years of study in the University.

    For more tips on how to write a learning plan, you may refer to “How to do reflective writing with the help of GILO Rubrics?” below.

    THINGS TO AVOID

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    Using very small fonts
    Using very small fonts
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    Audience cannot see your content clearly if a very small font size is adopted. Small fonts should be avoided when creating your ePortfolio so that audience would not lose patience when reading it.

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    Using non-contrast colours or dark background
    Using non-contrast colours or dark background
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    Non-contrast colours and dark background are likely to affect readability. Audience might find reading the page tiring.

    How to do reflective writing with the help of GILO Rubrics?

    MY REFLECTION

    Write a small paragraph about your reflection on your GILOs.

    1. What – Identify strengths and weaknesses

    • Identify my strengths and weaknesses on GILOs (based on the self-assessment GILOs report (individual report) [1] / own experiences)
    • What are the results of my individual report? Describe them.
    • Does the report provide insights for me to understand my generic skills achievements?

    2. Why – Explore reasons for my strengths and weaknesses

    • How did I develop the generic skills (in the previous year(s))?
    • What challenges did I encounter and how did I try to solve them?
    • Why am I weak at certain skills?
    • Are there any examples that can illustrate my strengths and weaknesses?
    3. How – Find ways for improvement
    • What goals will I set?
    • How can I achieve the goals?

     

    MY LEARNING PLANS

    Write learning plans on how to improve your GILOs. 

    Element

    Example

    Practical

    “read a few pages per day” rather than “read one book per day”

    Measurable

    “remember 5 new words per day” rather than “learning some new words”

    Relevant

    “I want to join sport team to improve my social skills” rather than “I want to join sport team to improve my writing skills”

    Specific

    “I want to be able to identify pros and cons of different arguments” rather than “I want to improve my critical thinking skills”

    Sustainable

    “I commit to voluntary work for the betterment of others and personal growth” rather than “I participate in voluntary work for getting the scholarship”

     


    [1] Students are invited to conduct a survey on their self-perception of GILOs at the beginning of studies and an individual report showing the results would be provided to students individually.

    Connecting the GILO Rubrics with ePortfolio: Workshop for Students

    Connecting GILO Rubrics with ePortfolio: Workshop for Students

    Workshop Content

    In this workshop, you will learn from the experiences of two Student ePortfolio Award winners to build your ePortfolios with connection to the GILO rubrics. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to learn:

     

      • How to come up with theme(s) in ePortfolios
      • How to connect your reflections and experience with the 7 GILOs
      • How to attract people to read your reflections/stories in ePortfolios
      • How to come up with a good ePortfolio outline
      • Some personal tips and suggestions on building a good ePortfolio
    class Speaker:
    • Mr. Zheng Yuk Yeung Laughing
      Outstanding Awardee
      Major: Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Science)
    • Mr. Sung Ka Chun
      Outstanding Awardee
      Major: Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Science)
    person Target: Students who are interested to learn how to integrate GILOs into ePortfolios
    people Quota: 80 students
    calendar_today Date: 15 September 2022 (Thursday), 4:00 – 4:45 pm
    schedule Duration: 45 minutes
    location_on Venue: Zoom
    language Language: English supplemented with Cantonese

    The workshop is free. For student who attended the workshop, the hours of the workshops will be recorded in the Experiential Learning and Achievements Transcript (ELAT) under “student participation in co-curricular activities”. Please note that the workshop will be cancelled/ rescheduled if the number of enrolments is below 8.

    For enquiries, please contact Miss Katrina Zhang (Tel: 2948 7785/ kyyzhang@eduhk.hk).

    FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme – Award for Excellent FE Supervision

    FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme - Award for Excellent FE Supervision

    To acknowledge the contribution of FE supervisors in supporting students in their teaching practices and to develop a good FE ePortfolio for reflective learning, the “FE Supervision Appreciation Scheme – Award for Excellent FE Supervision” is launched every semester and is organised by School Partnership and Field Experience Office (SPFEO) and Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC).

    If you are a full-time BEd student who received great FE supervision from your supervisor, you should nominate him/her to appreciate and acknowledge his/her efforts! Your appreciation means a lot.

    Let’s click here to find out more details about the nomination and our awardees!