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"Object-based learning is a fabulous teaching tool. It makes learning a joy and can inspire students when all else fails."
Dr Joe Cain, Dept of Science and Technology Studies
- Lecturecast: A system for recording lectures and events and making them available online
- Moodle: A virtual learning environment which enhances teaching by allowing staff to create their courses online
- Electronic voting systems: Teaching tools to establish students' knowledge and opinions
- E-Learning Environments (ELE): Supporting staff and students at UCL to use technology to enhance teaching and learning
- E-Learning Strategy 2012-2015
MyPortfolio is an open-source e-learning tool which provides students with a private online space in which to collect and organise the materials they create. These could include written documents, presentations, videos and images; in short, anything that the student produces during their learning journey.
The student has complete control over who can access their e-portfolio. They can join online groups with colleagues inside and outside UCL to share resources and ideas and, if they wish, they can use the e-portfolio to present work to potential employers.
Using MyPortfolio, students can both create work and reflect on the process using blogs. This is particularly useful for dissertation projects.
MyPortfolio is also an assessment tool which allows students to submit work and receive feedback from their tutors. Additionally, it can be used as a showcasing vehicle through which students can display their best work.
It's easy to create 'views', which are essentially web pages that hold and display information, within MyPortfolio. No web development skills are required to do this and views can be used to:
- Develop and manage all electronic files, including documents, presentation slides and video
- Create and tailor online CVs (including the Europass, the standard CV format for many European employers)
- Record Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities
- Access RSS feeds
- Interact with online group members
- Submit work for e-assessment
- Create blogs with a number of different postings for each topic
Students can use MyPortfolio purely as a private working space or as a powerful networking space for communication and collaboration.
Contact and training
To find out more about MyPortfolio and to book training, contact E-Learning Environments (ELE).
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