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What is the purpose of this portfolio? As a first e-portfolio it is difficult to narrow down exactly what this is for except to say that it will help to document my e-learning. I am also thinking of adding another page that will focus on my skills and learning thus far including my certificates, presentations, past positions and jobs. However, for the moment I just want to experiment with the idea of an e-portfolio by documenting my learning in what they are and best practice.

This week I watch Helen Barrett’s “Blurring the Boundaries” presentation and found it reinforced and inspired my desire to work on an personal learning e-portfolio. I have embedded the video from YouTube below if you haven’t seen it yet.

I wonder sometimes about the journey that I have taken so far in e-learning and sometimes wish I had started linking and collecting earlier as there are so many inspiring and useful resources that I have probably forgotten. We live in an age where we can record and glance back over, not only the photos in the shoebox or the documents in a folder, but document on all of the major events in our lives that can easily be recalled, viewed and stored again. Creating an e-portfolio will allow me to document and reflect on where I have been in the future and help guide where I am going. Hopefully, also, others will follow, lead, discuss, collaborate and ultimately learn.


My Delicious Links Tag Cloud

Posted: July 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

In the process of making a tutorial in Tildee for the EpCoP MOOC I decided that I would make a quick tag cloud of my delicious links since the option was there. You can see the result below. It really does show a number of my interests and gives at least a little insight into what I spend my time tagging on the web. Hopefully by the end of the year the e-learning link will be a little larger than it is now.


sdpankhurst delicious tagcloud

The Start of eLearning

Posted: July 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Strictly speaking this is not really the start of my eLearning journey, however, I think it is time to try and put more focus and effort into developing my eLearning and ePortfolio.

This decision has been helped through the EpCop MOOC that is beginning on the 1st of August, 2011. There is an excellent and dedicated group of people involved in this project who are committed to developing ePortfolios, other people’s eLearning and expanding our digital footprints. These are goals that I have set myself in the past but never had close connections with people who have similar goals, which is of course where motivation and “stickability” comes from. This is an exciting journey for me as well as a one that will be quite challenging. I hope that I will develop habits while being involved in this project that will continue long after it is finished and will help me to learn and share with others who share similar goals. If I develop these habits I will definitely class that as a form of success.

In my ePortfolio I will be reflecting on how learning can be enhanced through the use of technology and various web 2.0 tools.

Elearning 2.0 by OurWorld2.0
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