In the Pathways program you receive badges when you reach learning milestones; these are displayed in your Eportfolio in Base Camp. I recently completed another Path and went looking for the new badge. That’s great – I can now share these badges in my Personal Eportfolio.
This WordPress blog is my preferred site for my Eportfolio to showcase and reflect on my Pathways achievements. You will notice that a new Page has been added to my Blog site designated as my Pathways Eportfolio.
Following on from my previous post, I am recommending a few easy steps to creating your own Pathways Eportfolio. If you want a more in depth learning opportunity you can visit the EPCOP google site, the Eportfolio Community of Practice Learn Space, one of my projects from long ago.
Planning your Pathways Eportfolio
Step 1: Determine where you wish to share your Pathways achievements
For instance you may have your own blog site, website or social media presence. The choice will depend on who you wish to share with and how interactive you want to be with your viewers.
- If I post to a Blog, like this one, viewers can leave a comment. I can choose to approve its publication to the site and to reply to the poster.
- If I post to a website like this old Eportfolio from the past, then there is no interaction enabled or expected, its just there.
- If I post to my social media presence, such as my Timeline in Facebook or my Account in LinkedIn, the format is somewhat limited but I can get more networking.
What I recommend is that you create a separate Page in your Blog and invite your followers to view it from a Blog post like this one. The linking process is made simple in WordPress by enabling you to link to any other part of the Blog site from a drop down list. Most Blog platforms provide you with the ability to create Pages and provide lessons on how to do it. Please visit my Pathways Eporfolio page here.
Note: If you don’t have a Blog site you may wish to try out the Google Sites as the tool for constructing your Pathways Eportfolio in easy steps. There are many online video tutorials on how to set up Google Sites, available in YouTube. This recent video tutorial from TeacherCast, provides a great introduction to creating a Google Site.
Step 2: Determine how you wish to add the content about Pathways
If you follow a Reflective Practice process this task becomes quite straightforward. If you have already prepared and delivered the Reflect on Your Path project you can use the outline of that for your content.
- Describe the Path and its objectives – add your reasons for choosing the Path
- List the Electives you chose and why – the level of detail here is up to you
- Provide a list of the outcomes of your projects – the tangible evidence of your work
- Analyse the impact of lessons learned from your experiences – provide thoughts on Evaluations
- Give a brief conclusion about your experiences – synthesize what you could have done differently
- Describe your forward plans – helps to articulate your next steps in Pathways
Step 3: Determine the most appropriate and convenient times for sharing your Pathways Eportfolio
Step 4: Revisit your Pathways Eportfolio and add more reflections as your progress.