2nd Peer Evaluation Round: Note to Reviewers & Professor
Since the first round of peer reviews, I've added more artifacts, added an interactive form (for rubric self assessment) found under Design Guide. I've fixed up a lot of the alignment issues where there were many issues with aligned centered text, I've fixed the majority of them, but those that do remain may be stuck like that due to the theming template. I've worked a lot on finding supporting visuals (icons/imagery) that support my metaphor and also paid attention to consistent link, styled navigation, headers/sub-titles etc. which should be all fairly consistent. The only two pages where I do need to add more content (and there may exist a lot of placeholder content) is on the Application page and the About page.
This has been a very busy work month for me, so trying to juggle that and two MET courses has been quite a challenge. I've also been working a lot on an E-Learning Engagement Bootcamp Website (found on the E-Learning page). It's a fairly hefty website project that I've been working on with only 1 other student, but it's a strong artifact that I wanted to share in the portfolio and write a bit more about. Trying to do that concurrently with this website is A LOT of work, but it's all coming together well. I will say that I know that I need to put in a lot more work into my writing and reflections.
I'm a visual design person, I like creating artifacts, but it takes longer for me to reflect and write on it, so that may happen after I get in all the artifacts in the final stages of the development. I have enjoyed the curation and styling of the all the components and seeing how it all connects together. I also need to better align my goals #1-4 with each artifact, as that has not been done yet. You are free to offer any other useful feedback that may help to improve this professional portfolio site. Thanks for your review time!
UBC Master's of Education Capstone e-Portfolio Website
Faculty of Digital Arts, School of Business + Media, BCIT
I am currently a faculty instructor in Digital Arts teaching into the New Media, Digital Design and Development and Full Stack Web Developer programs at BCIT, in Vancouver, BC.
I have been immersed in the field of design & media, teaching and academics for the last 2 decades. I have a BA in Interactive Multimedia Technologies and am currently working to complete my Master's of Educational Technology at UBC.
I am now expanding my teaching and research into the area of e-Learning engagement best practices.
Analysis. Synthesis. Reflection. Application.
My main goals in building and sharing this e-portfolio is to continue to building upon my educational technology expertise and applied teaching with more enhanced e-learning strategies and approaches at my institution.
I am interested in demonstrating more leadership skills within my school, joining more technology-driven committees and being more active in school-led initiatives to improve on e-learning implementation strategies.
In the future, I may look into applying to an Ed D specifically to continue my academic advancement into learning technologies & leadership.
APPLICATION OF THEORY
I am creating this portfolio as a reflective process to showcase the learning artifacts of my multidisciplinary learning experiences in the MET program. In turn, those linked artifacts are tied to a variety of pedagogical approaches and applied use of relevant tools that have been synthesized and critically reviewed during this online learning journey.
I am creating an e-learning oriented repository of my digital learning artifacts to share with my supervisors, colleagues, students and other educational entities looking to further understand my experience and expertise in the area of educational learning technologies and practices. I would welcome the opportunities to consult further in my area of practice and possibly aspire towards education doctorate in the future.
REFLECTION & PROFICIENCY
I am creating the ePortfolio to share and demonstrate critical reflection about how my digital artifacts have played a role in my synthesis and analysis of various learning pedagogies. As well, the other goal is to show my developing technical and creative proficiency in creating various learning applications, while demonstrating my ability to adapt and incorporate new forms of learning technologies for online instruction.
Portfolio artifacts are broken down into 3 sections in this site. This site has been specifically themed around the metaphor displaying the web design process. I've been involved in teaching web design, graphic design and web coding for many years. I enjoy all types of design immensely, from mixed media to digital design creation and image editing. Learn more about my design background and this site's design metaphor from the design guide.
Theory & Concepts
The artifact assignments found in this section showcase what was learnt main in the core MET courses. These are more theory and conceptual learning courses that explore different pedagogical approaches.
Implementation of Concepts
The artifact assignments found in this section showcase how learning theories were combined and practiced in use and exploration of various educational technologies.
Application of Design
This completed e-portfolio is a representation of the combined result of the theories & concepts learnt and fully implemented in a way that shows synthesis of my learning towards my field of technical e-learning in design and development.
To become a strong advocate of e-learning technologies and applied learning theories in my role as e-learning champion and to guide best practices of effective applications and methodologies within my school.
To immerse myself in further e-learning technologies and applied online applications in learning environments.
To further develop critical assessment of appropriate online learning tools and integrate emerging technologies effectively into my classes. To provide useful e-learning solutions based upon effective learning theories that would help students learn better on our school’s LMS platform, D2L (Desire to Learn).
To explore and further integrate effective social constructivist learning approaches in class. To promote more learner centered collaboration, enhanced student learning participation and engagement.