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Finally an iPhone

The good news for me is that I now have an iPhone, a lovely new 16GB 3Gs. As part of a research initiative, my colleagues and I at CORE were invited to submit a proposal for an iPhone or Android.

“…the submission needs to include the reasons why you want an iPhone, the things you hope to achieve in work, and teaching and learning. You also need to confirm your willingness to make the minimum 6 blog posts over the next 6 months, along with any potential ULearn presentations…”

Here is my successful proposal. If you view it I suggest you do so with the sound off as it was late at night when I recorded the audio and it is a bit monotonous!

Now I can fully explore the place an iPhone may have in terms of the ongoing accumulation of thoughts, learning and reflection in an mPortfolio after posting about the possibilities several times previously..

ePortfolios at EDTalks.org

CORE Education has a newly developed web portal, EDTalks, a growing collection of videos featuring New Zealand and International educators talking about learning.

Of interest is Ewan McIntosh speaking on eportfolios and the tools that can capture the learning journey.

He talks about off-the-shelf eportfolio products and how they generally only capture the final product of learning and forget about the process that was involved. Free Web 2.0 tools are discussed and offered as solutions that will allow the eportfolio to ‘move’ with students throughout their life time.

Well worth a watch. Don’t forget the other growing collection of EDTalk videos including, thinking, inquiry, new curriculum, games, Internet safety and assessment.