Friday, March 14, 2008

MOSEP - More self esteem with my ePortfolio

I have been aware of the MOSEP project (funded by the European commission, managed by the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft). I was just sent the link to a PDF version of their report on the project. This is a very impressive piece of research, with participation from across Europe, specializing in adolescents (aged 14 to 16). To quote their web page:
MOSEP will experiment with electronic learning and more specifically the use of electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) as a means of supporting both the adolescents and the teaching and counselling staff that work with them during this transition phase. We hope to prove the efficiency of this ePortfolio method, based on a learner-centered model allowing a greater degree of personalisation of learning, in motivating and empowering the adolescents enabling them to acquire the skills needed to succeed in today's knowledge economy.
They also developed online materials for a course for educators which helps support the process. As part of that course, I found the following video, created by Graham Attwell of Pontydysgu (in Wales) on E-portfolio Development and Implementation used in the Mosep Course (this flash video is streaming from Europe, so it may be slow...be patient):

This project is further evidence that the Europeans are very enlightened about the use of ePortfolios, especially with adolescents. I am impressed with the emphasis on building self-esteem through the development of an ePortfolio in the adolescent years.

1 comment:

Wolf said...

Hello Helen!
I´m happy, that you like our project - it´s been a lot of work to put together the whole thing and I´m sure, that it will give some addes value to the current e-portfolio development.

One thing:
The WikiEducator was used in the first place to jointly develop the initial idea and the course.
During the project, we realised, that there is a necessity to use a multiligual Wiki, therefore we moved the course onto a new site.
It is called: http://wiki.mosep.org
there, the course is available in english, german, lithuanian, polish, bulgarian and (soon) in french.

The Wikieducator site will be updated and will stay for "dissemination purposes", but only in english.

Best regards from Salzburg
Wolf (Salzburg Research)