This video demonstrates the latest upgrades to Wetpaint wikis:
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I’ve listed the following resources on my 4R x T wiki:
- Barrett, Helen. Electronic Portfolios. 31 Mar. 2008. 20 May 2008 <http://electronicportfolios.org/>.
- Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning. Barbara L. Cambridge, ed. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education, 2001.
- ePortfolios Portal. Dec. 2004. 20 May 2008 <http://electronicportfolios.org/>.
- Heath, Marilyn S. Electronic Portfolios: A Guide to Professional Development and Assessment. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing, Inc., 2004.
- Kimball, Miles A. The Web Portfolio Guide: Creating Electronic Portfolios for the Web. New York: Longman, 2003.
- Siemens, George. “ePortfolios.” 16 Dec. 2004. elearnspace. 20 May 2008 <http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/eportfolios.htm>.
I still think that using blogs as research journals in a freshman-level research/writing class is a good idea. I probably need to do more to convince my students of the usefulness of keeping a research journal. For my online ENGL 112 class for Mesa State College, I thought having the students read the section in the textbook about research journals would be sufficient. I probably should make the assignments more specific, too, and include assignments for reading and commenting on other blogs, both their classmates’ and others’.
A couple of students did have positive comments about using the blogs:
- “The ‘blog’ site was an excellent tool also, I liked going to my classmates ‘blogs’ and seeing what and how there research was going. I never used a ‘blog’ site before so it was frustrating at first, with time it became easier.”
- “The blog for instance helped me to organize my thoughts and go back and see some examples of what I previously was thinking of doing so that I could go back and use them.”