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Instructions for Preparing
Your Web Portfolio for
Identity, Acess and Innovation in Education
Bryn Mawr College
Fall 2014
Jody Cohen

DUE Fri, 12/19 (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 educator - to contribute to the evaluation of your work. You've already created multiple web-events and forum posts. Now you will
...log on to Serendip:

* post your final field paper--this is your 4th 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 (if you haven't done this already)
TAG EACH OF YOUR WEB EVENTS (papers and curriculum project) as "web event"--

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

* Then write a short (approx 2 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 has your understanding of identity, of access, of innovation, and of the reciprocal relationship among these been expanded, challenged, and complexified? In what ways have you been resisting such learning?

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

** Review the checklist.

** Review your participation in our group work: 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 and in-class? What can you sayabout the quality of your listening? How much of your class work was focused on your own learning? In what ways have you been contributing to the learning of others?

** Consider your reading for the course: What were your pleasures and discoveries? What were your challenges? What were the ways that you grew as a reader and scholar, and where are your learning edges in the field of education?

** Review also your written work: How did you take up the assignments to make posts?  In what way did writing them contribute to your learning? What can you say about the range of your papers/web events? What have you learned, overall, through your writing and thinking processes? Where have you "moved"? 

** What are you taking out of this class into your future academic work and/or life?

** Create a  regular post for this reflective essay.
Title it "Self Evaluation and Reflection," and also

** Upload a banner image to illustrate a central theme of your portfolio.
When you login, you will land on your My Account page. Open “edit,"
and scroll down to “Personal Banner for E-Portfolio,
where you can make an selection to upload and caption.
For examples of what this could look like, see
Jenna Myers: “pushing myself creatively and visually
Jo: “standing on the rickety bridge between self and other
Sophia: “peer communication and peer learning

Refresh your browser, then check to make sure that your final paper, banner and self-evaluation have all shown up in 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 me 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 Jody).

Any questions about this process? E-mail

ALL WORK IS DUE by Fri, 12/19 (by 12:30 p.m.).

Thank you for your contributions this semester!