Thank you for the great response about student-generated tutorials to my Twitter friends who took the time to send a reply.
The Shar-E-Fest 2011 took place at Wintec in Hamilton on July 11-12, 2011. That was also a chance to catch up with Heath Sawyer, one of the main MyPortfolio Taster Session facilitators in New Zealand. Just a few days ago he had posted questions in a MyPortfolio forum to prompt teachers and students to create supporting posters etc. for guides for the use of the ePortfolio system.
During a session we also came to think about student-generated resources for MyPortfolio, which is an ePortfolio that can be used by all schools in New Zealand and is based on Mahara. There is a user guide available, but as far as we knew no guides produced by students. I then asked on Twitter if MyPortfolio users knew about any such guides. Within a short time (and I apologize for blogging about this so late) I received responses not just from NZ, but the UK and Canada. My question was interpreted more widely in these responses and was taken as asking for any student-generated content and not specific for MyPortfolio.
First I thought: Darn, not quite what I wanted, but actually the responses were great because they led me to web sites of universities that have tutorials, guides and videos from students for students. I had a good time checking out Digital Tattoo and the Learning Commons from the University of British Columbia and some videos from the University of Prince Edward Island.
Digital Tattoo is a great site to which I’ll come back because e-responsibility and digital identity are discussed on MyPortfolio. The other sites give an idea of what students can achieve and how resources can be pulled together and presented.
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