EUfolio WP4: Pilot Design

by Andrea Ghoneim

This page shows the progress of EUfolio WP4 Deliverable 12 "Quality Assurance Plan for Assessment Operations" which contains also guidance materials for participants.

The quality assurance plan aims at ensuring a common understanding of terms and assessment practices and the question how they can fit into the ePortfolio process. As an ePortfolio is a learner centered tool and can be used both to accompany the whole learning process (actually: life-long) but also to collect evidence around one project that is part of a certain subject in a certain grade, ePortfolio assessment can contribute to different extents to the overall classroom assessment. However, the ways in which assessment can be carried out and the parts of the ePortfolio process to which they can be linked are similar.

In the first part of this Quality Assurance Plan, readers will be guided through the ePortfolio process and will be shown which forms of assessment can be carried out in which phases of the ePortfolio process. Forms of assessment and feedback have to be shown in order to ensure the same understanding of assessment. Furthermore, the fact that the creator owns the ePortfolio provides a challenge when it comes to store the artefacts and/or ePortfolio pages/collections that are the basis of assessment (recording of evidence).

In the second part, short guidance materials for participants of the EUfolio pilot target different stakeholders in the process in order to ensure the same understanding of ePortfolios, assessment and quality standards.

Avraamidou, Antri and Anastasia Economou (2013). EU classroom ePortfolios. Trainer’s booklet. http://mahara.eufolio.eu/artefact/file/download.php?file=36421&view=9802

Baumgartner, Peter (2011). Educational Scenarios with E-portfolios - a Taxonomy of Application Patterns. In: SCO 2011, ed. by Petr Sojka and Martin Kvizda. Masarykova univerzita, Brno, muni Press, pp. 3-12. Preprint, http://peter.baumgartner.name/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Baumgartner_2011_Educational-Scenarios-with-E-Portfolios.pdf
Slides: http://peter-baumgartner.at/material/slides/eportfolio-taxonomy-brno.pdf

Darr, Charles (2005): A hitchhiker’s guide to reliability. WWW: http://toolselector.tki.org.nz/content/download/370/4472/version/2/file/Reliability+-+Hitchhiker%5C%27s+guide.pdf

Darr, Charles (2005): A hitchhiker’s guide to validity. WWW: http://toolselector.tki.org.nz/content/download/370/4472/version/2/file/Reliability+-+Hitchhiker%5C%27s+guide.pdf

ePistle (2007). e-Portfolios Informing and Supporting Teaching, Learning and Evaluation. WWW: https://jiscinfonetcasestudies.pbworks.com/w/page/59135878/ePistle%20Case%20Study

Educational Research Service (2004). Developing and using instructional rubrics. (= ERS Focus on Research and practices to bring key issues into focus for educators across the spectrum of K12-education) WWW: http://www.nesacenter.org/uploaded/conferences/FLC/2012/handouts/Arpin/ArpinReadingDevelopingUsingInstructionalRubrics.pdf

Education Services Australia (2008). Assessment for Learning. http://www.assessmentforlearning.edu.au/

EUfolio. Team Ireland Project Update Cyprus 2014. http://prezi.com/p1dq9vzfwqgk/team-ireland-project-update-cyprus-2014/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

EUfolio Trainers – Community of Practice (2013ff). WWW: http://mahara.eufolio.eu/group/view.php?id=5 (for logged-in users only).

European Communities (2007). Key competences for Lifelong Learning. A reference framework. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. WWW: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/publ/pdf/ll-learning/keycomp_en.pdf. Last accessed: 2014-09-22.

EUfolio Functional Specification, Generic Functional Specification – see:
Herber, Erich and Andrea Ghoneim (eds., 2013)…

EUfolio Process Specification. 2014 (= EUfolio deliverable 10, final draft). http://mahara.eufolio.eu/view/view.php?id=9951

Francony, Tim and Julie-Ann Russell (2014). O365 Workshop in Cyprus. 24th September 2014. /Microsoft. [handout, print, no page numbers. Archived at the Department of Interactive Media and Edicational Technologies, Danube University Krems in the folder “EUfolio”].

Hallissy, Michael, Deirdre Butler, John Hurley and Kevin Marshall (2013). Redesigning Education: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century. WWW: http://www.teachnet.ie/Blog/Lists/Posts/Attachments/478/MSLearningPaperMay13_1_1B3354D7.pdf. Last accessed: 2014-11-28.

Henrick, Gavin (2010): Some examples of Mahara usage. Presentation at IMOOT 2010. WWW: http://www.slideshare.net/ghenrick/a-case-studies-presentation

Herber, Erich and Andrea Ghoneim (eds., 2013). EPortfolio for EUfolio. Generic functional Specification (= EUfolio deliverable 11, version 1.0). http://mahara.eufolio.eu/view/view.php?id=10270

Himpsl-Gutermann, Klaus (2012). E-Portfolios in der universitären Weiterbildung. Studierende im Spannungsfeld von Reflexivem Lernen und Digital Career Identity. Boizenburg: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch.

ITL Research/Microsoft: 21CLD Learning Activity Rubrics. o.J.
http://www.itlresearch.com/images/stories/reports/21cld%20learning%20activity%20rubrics%202012.pdf

JISC/QCA (2006). e-Assessment Glossary (Short). http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/eAssess-Glossary-Short-v1-01.pdf. Last accessed: 2014-09-22.

JISC (2008). Effective Practice with e-Portfolios. Supporting 21st century learning. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/effectivepracticeeportfolios.pdf

JISC (2008/2012). Implementing e-portfolios checklist
hthttp://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/checklists/implementing-e-portfolios/

Microsoft/H2 Learning (2013): ePortfolio. [Youtube Video]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFYC28LyILQ

Microsoft in Education (2014). Office 365 for Education. User Scenario:
Using SharePoint and Office 365 for class projects and returning/marking assignments. http://www.schoolnet.org.za/PILP/office365/sharepoint-education5-submissions.html

NCCA = National Council for curriculum and Assessment (2012). A Framework for Junior Cycle. WWW: https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/A-Framework-for-Junior-Cycle-Full-Report.pdf

NCCA (2014). Key Skills of Junior Cycle. http://www.juniorcycle.ie/NCCA_JuniorCycle/media/NCCA/Documents/key_skills_oct_2012_WEB_FINAL.pdf

Process Specification (Del. 10) – see: Ghoneim, Andrea and Erich Herber (eds., 2013).

QUT – Queensland University of Technology (2011). Australian ePortfolio Toolkit. http://www.eportfoliopractice.qut.edu.au/information2/toolkit/index.jsp (and sub-pages, in the text quoted with the URL).

Rate, Nick (2008). Assessment for Learning & ePortfolios. What are the formative benefits of ePortfolios? http://www.core-ed.org/sites/efellows.org.nz/files/nick-eportfolios.pdf

Radziwill, Nicole (2012). The rubric as a general purpose quality tool. In: Quality and Innovation [blog]. WWW: http://qualityandinnovation.com/2012/02/02/the-rubric-as-a-general-purpose-quality-tool/

SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority (2007). E-Assessment. Guide to effective practice. WWW: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/guide_to_best_practice.pdf

SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority (2012). Guidance of Using E-portfolios. WWW: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/E-portfolios%20guidance.pdf

Vogt, Joke and Natalie Pareja Roblin (2010). 21st century skills. Discussion paper. Enschede, Univ. Twente. WWW: http://www.internationalsymposiumoneducationalreform.com/storage/21st%20Century%20Skills.pdf. Last accessed: 2014-09-22.

Wells, Aaron (2014a). Mahara LMS plugin (a modest proposal). In: Mahara Community. Forums-> Developers. 11 April 2014, 12:37 PM, https://mahara.org/interaction/forum/topic.php?id=6242

Wells, Aaron (2014b). Assessing Mahara portfolios in Moodle. Changes to the Mahara assignment plugin. http://de.slideshare.net/aaronwells52/moodle-moot-nz-2014-aaron-wells

 

All Internet sources last accessed 2015-04-14, unless mentioned otherwise.

At the last partner meeting on April 23, 2015 in Dublin, the EUfolio Quality Assurance Plan for Assessment Operation was finalized. It is available for download below.

*** Please note that this document is an internal document and therefore did not undergo the same editing and graphic design operations as the official documents.***

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This conference version is the basis for the final version after a last approval by the partners. Highlighted parts are the ones which were amended after the release of the draft of May 2014 which was the basis for the EUfolio pilots and was consolidated by additional information (highlighted in yellow) n April 13, 2015.

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Presentation at EUfolio partner meeting in Ljubljana (16 April 2014)
Presentation at EUfolio partner meeting in Ljubljana (16 April 2014)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.