Beverly Leeds visit
E-Portfolios - What are they and can they help learning?
Friday 3rd June ~ 10:00am - 12:00pm LG.04
Beverly gave a presententation on her use of ePortfolios to support learners. The UK has been very active in developing the use of ePortfolios and exploring different scenarios for their utility in learning and teaching. ePortfolios have the potential to allow a richer demonstration of learning by students and WCEL intends to develop some pilots in 2012.
Informal discussion on ePortfolios and OERs
Friday 3rd June ~ 2:00pm - 3:30pm J1.10
This was an opportunity to engage in more in-depth discussion with Beverly about the use of ePortfolios and Open Educational Resources. OERs are underused in most settings and the UK has been running a lot of projects to explore ways in which they can add to a teachers toolkit.
Recording of the morning session:
The morning session was recorded using Panopto. Click the screenshot below to view the Panopto recording in a new window. You may be prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight, it is safe to do this.
Photos from the sessions:
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Beverly Leeds (Project Manager/Module Leader) is a Principal Lecturer in Marketing in the Lancashire Business School. She was the project manager for E-Evolve, an FDTL5 project that produced over 200 Re-usable Learning Objects (RLOs) designed to enhance the employability of students. She has also managed for smaller internal and externally funded research and employability projects. Beverly is the HEA, BMAF Employability champion and co-ordinates the special interest group for the subject centre. She has been using e-learning in her teaching for the past six years and successfully implemented both blended learning and pure e-learning modules supported by Web-CT. She is currently the project manager for REVOLVE a JISC funded RePRODUCE project which is producing RLOs from external content. Beverly has bid for and won Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funding and has been the lead academic supervisor for three KTPs . Her pedagogic research involves the use of storytelling, e-learning and employability. Her other research areas include trust in computer mediated environments, perceptions of time in e-working, contact centre management and the use of ICT to support Marketing. Beverly has 13 years experience in Higher Education and 16 years experience in the IT industry as a consultant and project manager.