A couple of weeks ago I wrote about what we cover in our limited F2F time in preparation for a semester online. In a comment on this post fellow tertiary teacher Laura Adele Soracco wondered if it would be possible to see a sample of the students’ portfolios in Mahara. It then occurred to me that this might also be interesting to other teachers, and well worth sharing in a separate post, but I felt a bit reluctant about asking the students to share what they’d thought was going to be read only by a group of classmates with…well, anyone, really. Then I remembered one of last year’s students, who had added a Creative Commons licence logo to her portfolio page early on in the course.
Luckily, it transpired she hadn’t just been experimenting with the logo and was still willing to share her portfolio page. A few words of context first. The portfolio is part of a compulsory online course in writing skills for second-year communication science majors, whose L1 is for the most part Croatian. They were required to keep a learning journal and record their expectations at the beginning of the course, as well as their reflections after each of the eight units over a four-month semester. It is perhaps worth noting that this particular student had prior experience in running her own blog, which I think was not the case with most of the other students. I leave it up to the reader to decide how much of an impact this might have had beyond the initial couple of entries.
I should also note that some of the text is in Croatian – very little, true, but this could be confusing if you are looking for earlier entries. You can click through to the second page at the bottom of the first, directly above the Creative Commons licence logo.
And so, without further ado, I present the e-portfolio page of Ms Beatta Lovrečić! I want to thank Beatta for allowing me to share her page on this blog and hope that it will be interesting to those of you who are (considering) working with e-portfolios.
Please click here to view the journal.