Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My writing project

Here is (one of) my current writing projects. It's basically a training document for the teachers that will be using this piece of software at the district. I want it to be readable and efficient. These teachers are very busy.


PCOE's ePortfolio system

Welcome to our ePortfolio system! This module enables student work from within Moodle to be stored in a portfolio-like format. Once activated, students can publish their work from multiple courses, building up content over time, organized how they see fit. This document has three parts:

  1. Features overview
  2. Fast start tutorial
  3. Features in depth

Features Overview

Here is an overview of the main features of the ePortfolio:

• a starting page where students can post their curriculum vitae, resume, letters of introduction, etc.

• a two-level content category system (main category and sub category) to hold various content types (data)

• file management within the category system (i.e. for publication of one’s best work efforts)

• publication of interesting links within Moodle or into the web via weblink

• self-reflection and documentation of one’s personal learning style by using private notes (with the option for publication within Moodle or into the web via weblink)

• commenting functionality for published links, files and notes

• export functionality into a SCORM zip format

• cross-course usage of the ePortfolio

• import of assignments from within all moodle courses into an individual portfolio

• import of previous ePortfolio module exported SCORM packages


Other parts coming next ...


Saturday, May 16, 2009

This does look good, Lance, and thanks for setting it up. And, yes, I'd like some training on how to maximize our use of the blog including how to read in documents we create somewhere else.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lance it looks great thanks...Mike

Well, here it is. The Quincy Writers Group blog.

I think it's a good start. Please give me feedback on what you would like to see here in terms of the settings, layout, etc. I'd also be happy to do some training on how to use this thing if you'd like (not individually, but as a group meeting).

Feel free to email me with questions and comments.