Selected outcomes of the seameo- aus edulink project

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This page is a companion to the SEAMEO-AUS EduLink on ePortfolio in education, which will be held on Thurs 2 June 2022 I 15.30-17.00 (GMT+7/BKK Time). Please use Chrome to explore our content on this page, as it would give you a better experience than using other web browsers. Thank you for visiting our page. We look forward to sharing our experience with you. Please reach out if you have any further questions, concerns or want to get into contact with our presenters using the form on the bottom of this page.

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Background

The SEAMEO-AUS EduLink Project on e-Portfolios in Education was a winner of the 2021/2022 SEAMEO Australia Education Links Award. Led by Dr Nantana Taptamat, the University of Queensland, Australia, in collaboration with Dr Siti Muflichah, Universitas Islam Negeri Antasari Banjarmasin, Indonesia, this project has been implemented from July 2021 to date.

SEAMEO-AUS EduLink on e-Portfolios in Education consists of two interrelated elements: A teacher professional development program (TPD) and an online community of practice (CoP). The TPD involves 2 online self-paced courses and 4 webinar series on practices and principles of collaborative pedagogies and authentic assessment using ePortfolios. The online CoP consists of over 300 members who interact with one another and course material through the CoP platform (https://nantanalearn.com/). This project has been documented on this website. Our members' ePorfolios can be accessed through this link.

On this page, we share our main activities and key learning. The ultimate goal is to propose innovative pedagogies and future collaboration between Australia, Southeast Asia and beyond. Please scroll down to learn more about our project. You are welcome to make comments and/or give feedback on our work through the comments at the bottom of this page.

Poster presentations by SEAMEO- AUS EduLink members

In this section, SEAMEO- AUS EduLink members share their experiences categorised into three themes: Eportfolio in teaching and learning, ePortfolios for professional development and their experience in the SEAMEO-AUS EduLink project. The content in this section will be continuously updated until 2 June 2022 as our members are submitting their works for evaluation. All projects that meet the criteria will be featured on this page.

Theme 1: ePortfolios in Teaching and Learning

Benson Lahib

Head of the Interantional Program at Suankularb Wittayalia Thonburi, Thailand.

Link to Techatat's ePortfolio

Raymond Silvestre

Lecturer at Capiz State University (CAPSU) Burias Campus.

Link to Raymond's ePortfolio

Associate Professor Sheryl R. Morales

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Quezon City Branch, Philippines

Link to A/Prof. Sheryl's ePortfolio


Prof. Gary Grey

Professor at Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Philippines

Link to Prof. Gary's ePortfolio

Associate Professor Noel M. Celeste

Central Bicol State University of Agriculture- Calabanga

Philippines

Link to Dr Noel's ePorfolio

Dr Jennifer D. Paño

Director, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Cebu Normal University Cebu, Philipines

Link to Dr Jennifer's ePorfolio

Janelyn F. Catapat

Teacher II, Lemery Senior High School

Philippines

Link to Janelyn's ePorfolio

Theme 2: ePortfolios for Professional Development

Marge Joseph

Educational Technology Specialist, the Department of Education Central Office, Philippines.

Link to Marge's ePortfolio

Jeraissa Grande Olivares

Lecturer at Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Thailand

Link to Jeraissa's ePortfolio

Dr Michael Leonard D. Lubiano

Master Teacher I, Buenaventura Buenaventura Alandy National High School, Philippines.

Link to Dr Michael's ePortfolio

Rhoda Santos

Teacher, Mambugan National High School,

Philippines.

Link to Rhoda's ePortfolio

Jerome M. Hipolito

Chair of the Bachelor of Secondary Education, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture-Calabanga, Phillippines

Link to Jerome's ePortfolio

Theme 3: Members' opinions about the SEAMEO-AUS EduLink project

Michael S. Botis

Dean of St. Mary’s College of Meycauayan, Phillippines

Link to Michael's ePortfolio

Denduang Buatonglang

Teacher (Senior Professional Level Teacher; K 3 Teacher) at Sikhiu “Sawadphadungwittaya” School, Thailand

Link to Denduang's ePortfolio

Members' opinions about the community, including the course interactions

It is evident that the participants have engaged in rich discussions both within the courses and in their social groups. Particularly, participants’ comments on the course interface indicate their deep engagement with course content where they critically reflect on their own teaching while resonating with other members’ ideas, experiences and practices. Below are selected discussions in each lesson (out of 947 comments) involving over 40,000 words.

“This is so challenging for me. I believe this would change my perception of learning and teaching perspective. A venture into a totally different concept. I will surely look forward to learning with you.”

“I can see that learning these types of ePortfolio will help me deepen my passion for teaching. These will also help me track my direction as a tertiary professor or educator to effectively deliver the mandates of the CHED because, at the end of these undertakings, it is still me who will benefit the consolation of my performances.”

“Speaking of Portfolio evaluation, I feel like butterflies fill my empty stomach! But in the long run, I have to prepare those three pages, which are essential for sharing and feedbacking. Thank you so much for the video lessons on how to create and edit ePortfolio. It means a lot to me!”

Besides, two participants answered the anonymous survey that their experience been great where they highlighted opportunities to collaborate with other members.

However, another participant anonymously expressed that it is quite challenging to start the conservation.

I believe this is great and supportive of my professional growth and collaboration. I believe this would be great if everyone will start to communicate and start sharing about their teaching experience. Although, I know it is so difficult to start a conversation for each of one us, because for many reasons. But however, I can still recommend this community, to those colleagues who want to collaborate and learn with others.

Many participants have expressed their appreciation for SEAMEO and the project. For example, one participant noted, “Thank you so much for providing me and my co-participants with this one-of-a-kind learning experience! Every learning activity is very much engaging!” Some members expressed their opinions about being a part of our community below:

Other anonymous comments

  • "I like to be here, because I hope it would be my step to a long life learning. Especially to learn English. Because I don\'t speak English and I want to be fluent in English. Having so many friends here is a chance to practicing English besides learning other things related to my job, as a teacher."

  • "Thank you for this kind of FREE online course, where I can develop skills and learn more from others. I learn a lot on my own time no hassle with my schedule. The modules are very simple to understand and instructions are very well explained guided by videos and the platform used was so friendly that you can easily learn. I feel I have a real teacher/ person with me teaching about ePortfolio."

Some of our ePortfolio projects

Below are some of the ePortfolios projects of our members; please use a slide bar to scroll down and read more about each project and feel free to make comments on the items or add your own by clicking the plus sign (+).

The Outcomes of Online Courses

From 21 November 2021 to 30 April 2022, two courses had been open for the members. The professional development programme requires the members to complete two core courses:

  1. Introduction to ePortfolios

  2. Creating your ePortfolio

As shown in the Figure below, 336 participants have registered on the community website. Additionally, 45% of those who enrolled on the Introduction to ePortfolios have completed the course where they spent 1 hour 57 minutes on average. In comparison, 34% of members who enrolled on the Creating Your ePortfolio have completed the course and spent about 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Figure 1: The numbers of people who registered to our community website and enrolled on the two self-paced courses.

Below are some statistics of interactions in the courses and community interfaces. As of 30 April 2022, our members made 981 comments involving around 48,000 words. The system has generated points 25,240 times which means our members have made about 25,240 times interactions in the systems. These interactions include posting updates, making comments, creating forums and so on. In addition, the members interacted with one another 4,120 times. These interactions include connecting, following or liking one another’s activities. Please explore other information in Figure 2.

Figure 2 Some statistics of interactions in the courses and within community of practice website (as of 30 April 2022)

Particularly, participants' comments on the course interface indicate their deep engagement with course content where they critically reflect on their own teaching while resonating with other members' ideas, experiences and practices. Semantic analysis of members' comments in the courses (see Figure 3 below) indicated that the concepts of ePorfolios comprise of the concepts related to 'ePortfolios' ‘students’, ‘use’, ‘create’, ‘time’, ‘excited’, ‘able’, ‘skills’ and ‘love.’ These concepts appeared together 444 times in the texts. In comparison, ‘development’, ‘progress’, ‘professional’, ‘reflect’, ‘learners’ and ‘work’ formed the concepts of development where these concepts appeared together 133 times in the texts.

Figure 3 Semantic analysis of the comments in the courses

The Outcomes of a series of webinars on e-portfolios in education

From 24 February to 6 April 2022, we engaged with 4 webinars on ePortfolios in education presented by 3 experts from The University of Queensland, Australia and Queen's University Belfast, UK. Following are the recordings and brief results of each workshop.

Webinar 1: How We Use Feedback in ePortfolios

In this first workshop of the webinar series, Christine Slade and Shari Bowler provided an overview of how ePortfolios can be used to support feedback uptake and self-regulated learning in learners. This workshop aims to create a collaboratively developed resource about ways you can incorporate new feedback opportunities in your own teaching.

What our participants said about this webinar

About 26%, 45%, 23% and 5% of the participants indicated that 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of the content was new. Additionally, 50%, 38% and 12% of those who answered the survey mentioned that they could use this session information immediately, in 2-6 months and 7-12 months, respectively as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4 Participants' opinions on the content of the webinar 1: How we use feedback in ePortfolios

Below are some selected answers to "Which elements of the event did you like the most? What did you most enjoy about today?"

  • The various forms of feedback - teacher vs. student; threshold concepts.

  • The rich discussion and the fact that the presenters provided us with a lot of literature to support their talk. I love polls and interactive activities. Thanks!

  • feedback mechanism using information technology, I learned that there are many apps we can use in our teaching; I'm planning to use them one by one in my teaching.

  • I like the flow of discussion of the topic, engaging on Padlet, and observing the Q&A part, wherein the speakers' knowledge impart their techniques on how e-portfolio works in their school.

  • The new learnings about feedbacking, particularly the different ways of doing it.

Figure 5 shows their responses on how likely the participants would recommend this session to their colleagues.

Figure 5 How likely are you to recommend this session to a colleague? (With 10 being most likely to recommend)

Webinar 2: Ethical Consideration of Using/Developing ePortfolios

In this workshop of the webinar series, A/Professor Christine Slade and Professor Christine Brown Wilson presented ethical considerations we should think about when using or developing ePortfolios. This workshop raises awareness around good practice around ethics/ integrity in ePortfolios.

What our participants said about this webinar

About 10%, 55%, 30% and 25% of the participants indicated that 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of the content was new. Additionally, 55%, 40% and 5% of those who answered the survey mentioned that they could use this session information immediately, in 2-6 months and 7-12 months, respectively as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6 Participants' opinions on the content of the webinar 2: Ethical considerations in ePortfolios

Below are some selected answers to "Which elements of the event did you like the most? What did you most enjoy about today?"

  • The Discussion of Six Elements of Digital Capabilities

  • I like how it emphasizes the importance of being ethical in using digital materials and resources and always placing the students in the centre of everything. I also loved the breakout sessions!

  • The thing about establishing trust with teachers. I LIKE IT THE MOST. Yes, indeed, I agree with you. So far, the speakers are good. I learned a lot.

  • The challenges and solutions of the scenario given, especially e-portfolio for disabilities.

  • Scenario analysis, the interaction between speakers and participants.

  • I like the discussion part with the given scenarios on how we can address it if we encounter such situations.

  • The discussion, new learnings.

  • The event was informative and timely. Useful during distance learning.

  • I just want to express my sincere appreciation for this great initiative!

  • I am happy and grateful for this wonderful learning opportunity.

Figure 7 shows their responses on how likely the participants would recommend this session to their colleagues.

Figure 7 How likely are you to recommend this session to a colleague? (With 10 being most likely to recommend)

Webinar 3: Authentic Assessments & ePortfolios

In this webinar, Associate Professor Christine Slade and Shari Bowker led a discussion on the definition of authentic assessment and how we could transform assessment to be more authentic. They also provided examples of some authentic assessment tasks from The University of Queensland.

What our participants said about this webinar

About 10%, 48%, 33% and 10% of the participants indicated that 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of the content was new. Additionally, 62%, 33% and 5% of those who answered the survey mentioned that they could use this session information immediately, in 2-6 months and 7-12 months, respectively as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8 Participants' opinions on the content of the webinar 3: Authentic Assessments & ePortfolios

Below are some selected answers to "Which elements of the event did you like the most? What did you most enjoy about today?"

  • Breaking down a BIG chunk of essay through portfolio writing

  • The wisdom and knowledge shared as well as the facilitators' optimism and positive vibes

  • Myths of authentic assessment.

  • Sharing sessions by speakers and group discussion

  • Presentation of concepts and breakout session

  • The speakers and the topic

  • Clarifying authentic forms of assessments.

  • The presentation. I enjoy the topic of authentic assessment.

  • The discussion about the differences between assessment and cultures.

  • The workshop on improving authentic assessments

  • I am happy and thankful for the content and processes of this program.

  • You are doing great as always!

Figure 9 shows their responses on how likely the participants would recommend this session to their colleagues.

Figure 9 How likely are you to recommend this session to a colleague? (With 10 being most likely to recommend)

Webinar 4: ePortfolios for Professional Development

In this webinar, Professor Christine Brown Wilson, Associate Professor Christine Slade and Shari Bowker presented an overview of using ePortfolios for professional development. The presenters led a discussion on eProfessionalism, the purposes of ePortfolios and potential ethical issues regarding ePortfolios.

What our participants said about this webinar

About 23%, 48%and 29% of the participants indicated that 100%, 75% and 50% of the content was new. Additionally, 65%, 26%, 7% and 3% of those who answered the survey mentioned that they could use this session information immediately, in 2-6 months, 7-12 months and never, respectively as shown in Figure 10.

Figure 10 Participants' opinions on the content of the webinar 4: ePortfolios for Professional Development

Below are some selected answers to "Which elements of the event did you like the most? What did you most enjoy about today?"

  • I enjoyed all the topics that were discussed. Thank you

  • I enjoyed the info about other stuff that can be placed in a portfolio

  • Sharing of the practices of the participants.

  • Sharing the update of my portfolio through the Padlet platform was my first time using the Padlet.

  • I like the discussion with the speakers and other participants

  • Sharing and clarifying ideas

  • All, since it was interactive.

  • The competency and knowledge of the speakers. Overall a very informative and nice webinar.

  • I liked how informative and interactive this session was! The ideas shared can easily be translated into actions.

  • Participants are readily accommodated and can freely participate, not just an audience.

  • It's the interaction between the discussants and the audience... It's an engaging activity.

  • I like knowing the projects of other attendees.

  • Thank you for the comprehensive ideas you've shared about ePortfolio. grateful here to have participated in the SEAMEO- AUS EduLink community. Grateful to Dr Nantana and company for the effort extended to us for free.

Figure 11 shows their responses on how likely the participants would recommend this session to their colleagues.

Figure 11 How likely are you to recommend this session to a colleague? (With 10 being most likely to recommend)

Webinar 5: SEAMEO-AUS EduLink Webinar on ePortfolios in Education (2 June 2022)

Watch the video on the left hand to learn about

  1. Overview of ePortfolio from our three guest speakers in Webinars 1-4 (A/Professor Slade, Ms Bowker and Professor Wilson;

  2. Brief summary of project outcomes and proposal for future collaboration by Nantana Taptamat, a program lead; and

  3. How some of our members have used ePortfolios in their teaching and professional development.

project Contributors

Project Advisory team

Dr Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela

Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin

A/ Professor Christine Slade

Presenters at the project conclusion webinar

A/Professor Christine Slade, Australia

Ms Shari Bowker, Australia

Professor Christine Brown Wilson, UK

Dr Nantana Taptamat, Australia, Thailand

Mr Techatat Lahib, Thailand

Raymond Silvestre, Philippines

Engr. Reynaldo Perez-Ramos, Philippines

Mr. Marge Joseph C. Sardo, Philippines

Mr Michale Botis, Philippines

Poster Presenters

A/ Professor Sheryl R. Morales, Philippines

Ms Denduang Buatonglang, Thailand

Janelyn F. Catapat, Philippines

Jerome M. Hipolito, Philippines

Mr. Marge Joseph C. Sardo, Philippines

Dr. Michael Leonard D. Lubiano, Philippines

Michael S. Botis, Philippines

Professor Gary A. Grey, Philippines

Rhoda Santos, Philippines

Associate Professor Noel M. Celeste

Raymond Silvestre, Philippines

Mie Mie Kyaw, Myanmar

Techatat Lahib, Thailand

Maria Alma,

Philippines

Gabbi Ares, Philippines

Jennifer Paño, Philippines

Jeraissa Grande Olivares, Thailand

Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Vietnam

Dr. Sitti Syamsiar Binti Hj Muharram, Indonesia

Cathy P. Tumarao, Philippines

Dewi Cahyaningr, Indonesia

I Made Budiasa, Indonesia

Organisers of the project conclusion webinar

  1. Associate Professor Verjun J. Dilla, Associate Professor I, Central Luzon State University, Philippines

  2. Associate Professor Sheryl R. Morales, Faculty Researcher, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines

  3. Dr Glorineil Dilay -Dillupac, Lecturer / Principal IV, Managpi National High School , Philippines

  4. Dr Nantana Taptamat, Multimodal Career Development Learning Designer, The University of Queensland, Australia

  5. Dr Michael Leonard D. Lubiano Master Teacher I, Department of Education, Philippines

  6. Engr. Rester S. Jinang, College Instructor, Marinduque State College, Philippines

  7. Mr Jerome M. Hipolito, Chair of the Bachelor of Secondary Education-English, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture-Calabanga, Philippines

  8. Mr Muhammad Zia-ulHaq, Physics Teacher, SMA Negeri 4 Makassar, Indonesia

  9. Mr Gabbie C. Ares, Teacher II/Curriculum Chairman, Labo National High School, Philippines

  10. Mr Marge Joseph C. Sardo, Educational Technology Specialist, Department of Education ICTS Educational Technology Unit, Philippines

  11. Mr Michael S. Botis, Dean, St. Mary's College of Meycauayan, Philippines

  12. Ms Kristine S. Villacorta, Student , Deped misamis oriental, Philippines

  13. Ms Nitaflor N. Ganio, Teacher III , Lalauanan High School, Philippines

  14. Ms Cathy P. Tumarao, Secondary School Teacher II, Labo National High School, Philippines

  15. Ms Maria Alma B. Cabuñag, Secondary School Teacher, University of Baguio Science High School, Philippines

  16. Ms Niñaflor S. Canoy, Instructor, Bukidnon State University, Philippines

  17. Professor Gary A. Grey, Faculty, Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Philippines

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