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Preparing Your Web Portfolio

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Instructions for Preparing
Your Web Portfolio for
Play in the City
Bryn Mawr College
Fall 2013
Anne Dalke & Mark Lord

DUE Fri, 12/20 (by 12:30 p.m.)

This process invites you to reflect on all the work you have done for this course, to chronicle what has happened in your evolution as a thinker, writer and speaker, and to contribute to and assist us with the evaluation of your work-and-play. You've already created multiple web-events and weekly forum posts. Now you will also

...log on to Serendip:

* Select one of your papers for revision, and post it--this is your 13th web-event.

* In the bar across the top of the page you'll see "my portfolio."
Clicking on that will call up all your web postings. Please review these.
As you do so, open, edit and TAG EACH OF YOUR WEB EVENTS as "web event"--
(apologies for the hassle of doing this, but it will make the events more findable
and the portfolio more readable).

* Ruminate for a while on what you’re noticing as you revisit your whole semester's work.

* Then write a short (2-3 pp.) essay
reflecting on where you were when we began this process, where you are now, and what’s been happening in between. How-and what have you been learning? Where do you think that the edges of your learning now lie? In what ways was your experience of the course playful? When-and-where were you critically or deeply playful? How-and-why might you have chosen not to be?

Be specific and descriptive in this process, but also evaluative
. These are some prompts for thinking about your work-and-play in the course (you do not have to answer each question!):

** Review the checklist.

** Review your participation in our group work-and-play: how present-and-contributing have you been in our class discussions, both large and small? What role have you assumed in our group dynamics, on-line, in-class and out-of-doors? How much of your class work was focused on your own learning? In what ways have you been contributing to the learning of others?

** Who among your classmates did you learn the most from? Who were most helpful to you in your writing groups?

** Consider your growth as a player in the city:
what can you say about the academic and personal learnings that grew out of these activities?

** Consider your reading for the course: What were your joys-and-pleasures? What were your challenges? What were the ways that you grew as a reader? Where are your learning edges as a reader?

** Review also your written work: What can you say about the range of your weekly web events? What have you learned about your writing and thinking processes? Where have you "moved"?

** Tell us what you are taking out of this class into your future academic work and/or life.

* Click "Self-Evaluation" here.
Select there the option to upload a banner image to illustrate your portfolio.

For examples of what this could look like, see

Complete the form with the material you've written above. Refresh your browser, then check to make sure that this self-evaluation has shown up @ the bottom of your portfolio (which you can access again from the list along the top of the page).

Note that this means that your evaluation, as part of your portfolio, will be publicly available on the web (you can unclick the audience when you create or edit it, however, if you don't want it to show up in our ongoing on-line class conversation).

You should e-mail us any comments that you do not want to be public.

* Complete the checklist and submit it electronically (this is the only dimension of the portfolio that will be private = readable only by Anne and Mark).

Any questions about this process? E-mail

ALL WORK IS DUE by Fri, 12/20 (by 12:30 p.m.).

In our response to this portfolio, we''ll be giving you a grade not just for the quality of your written work, but also for class and city participation and process. Your self-evaluation will assist us with our own, as we reflect on your engagement in the course.

We very much look forward to seeing what you have to say about our work together.

Thanks for joining in the exploratory journey we've taken this semester.

We've enjoyed it very much, and learned a lot--
Anne & Mark