Learners will navigate through a five-week, five-module course using Canvas to begin their construction of an ePortfolio. Having each one of my learners create their own ePortfolio will allow them to have a place to facilitate collaboration and demonstrate and reflect on their learning, My audience at the moment is what most people would refer to as "not tech-savvy," with this in mind, I know it is important for them to gain the basic understanding of what an ePortfolio is, how it works, and what its purpose is. This beginning course will be a starting point to future professional learning courses. Learners will become familiar with the foundational purpose and navigation of the use and building of an ePortfolio on a platform of their choosing. Using an outcomes-based framework, learners will construct their own ePortfolio to use as a resource for a better blended learning environment in their classroom. Throughout the course, learners will be able to collaborate and reflect with our team about their experiences and learning.
Overarching Course Goal:
Learners will create an ePortfolio to share their work, reflect on their growth and develop their voice in a blended learning environment.
After completing the Canvas course, learners will be ready to enter the next "phase" or course of this blended learning environment they have immersed themselves in. Learners will have adequate skills to continue developing their ePortfolios with resources and reflections of blended learning to later use within their own classroom.
Although I will be keeping admin informed and updated with our progress, they are not my intended audience with this specific course.
My Canvas course
My Canvas course modules
3 Column Table for my Canvas Course
My Canvas course timeline
Because of a master's program that instilled the importance of research and knowledge, I believe it is important that my team understands how significant taking this course is. It is more than professional development. This is the beginning to a whole new world that will undoubtedly change so many students. Together, we will create lifelong learners that crave real world learning experiences and explorations to better their futures and ours.
Below is a peer usability testing that Pedro completed for me. Because he has had extensive use with Canvas, he did not complete this usability testing with a view as a student, rather he looked at it from a perspective from a future stakeholder and how administration might be looking at my course. I appreciated his different outlook and he truly allowed me to see my course for what exactly it is, but saw the potential that it could be and gave me the feedforward I needed to get my course there.
Below is the Slide Deck that I used for my Reflection piece to keep me on track and organized.
Through the questions that were provided for reflection, I was able to become a better learner and leader. I know I am invested in my course, but having a different and fresh perspective take a look at what I have built truly allowed me to see some of the things that I have been missing. I will able to take these pieces and make my course even better.