ePortfolios are increasingly being used to illustrate personal/professional development and achievements in teaching. I see significant value in creating my own personal teaching ePortfolio. Here are some of the artifacts I would include:
- Course design material
- Lecture notes and/or accompanying learning materials for face to face courses
- Module overviews and materials for online courses
- Assignment instructions and rubrics
- Examples of student work (with permission of course)
- Informal and formal student feedback
- Reflection (what went well, what could be improved, before, during and after course)
As Pelliccione and Dixon explain, the ePortfolio creation process includes multiple levels of reflection:
Selecting the artefact; Describing the contextual characteristics of the artefact; Analysing the choice of selection and how it demonstrates the outcome/standard; Appraising the appropriateness of the artefact in terms of how it relates to knowledge; and Transforming existing practice by identifying how the artefact will influence future practice. (p. 753)
When paired with self-reflection, the very act of curating my own teaching ePortfolio would be important in my professional development.
Pelliccione, L. & Dixon, K. (2008). ePortfolios: Beyond assessment to empowerment in the learning landscape. In Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ascilite Melbourne 2008.