December 11, 2009
This conceptual model now includes basic ideas about what goes on in the individual, plus some of the most important concepts for PDP and e-portfolio use, as well as the generalised formalisable concepts processes surrounding individual action. It has come a long way since the last time I wrote about it.
The minimised version is here, [...]
October 14, 2009
Is there a useful, simple, easily understandable set of categories (or "top ontology" ) for helping people know what kind of thing they are thinking of when doing conceptual modelling or concept maps?
I started to think about this kind of thing when writing my book on e-portfolios, because I wanted a decent basis for discussion [...]
June 23, 2009
The LEAP2A specification - for e-portfolio portability and interoperability - means a lot to the developers who have worked on it, but can be a challenge to describe concisely to others who are less familiar with this technology. Recently it was suggested that I write a short article to do just that, and it appeared [...]
June 19, 2009
Many HEIs have no option for portfolio tools except Blackboard ones. But the most promising is a wiki tool from Learning Objects. We need to think about developing LEAP2 to cover wikis used as portfolios.
June 2, 2009
My book, "Electronic Portfolios: Personal information, personal development and personal values" has recently been published, and is eventually available on Amazon UK etc. (or .fr or .de or .com)
The publishers have it in their catalogue.
I was very surprised by the high list price, which I have had no influence over. I would publish it for [...]
April 20, 2009
Last Thursday (2009-04-16) I went to a very interesting meeting in Leeds, specially arranged, at the Leeds Institute of Medical Education, between various interested parties, about their needs and ideas for interoperability with e-portfolio tools - but also about skills frameworks.
It was interesting particularly because it showed more evidence of a groundswell of willingness to [...]
March 4, 2009
The Portfolio InterOperability Projects (PIOP) partners have been working hard on our LEAP2A spec for portfolio interoperability and portability, and at our meeting last week we ironed out some of the last things necessary to agree a good working specification, able to represent just about any information that is in common use in more than [...]
January 4, 2009
I've been telling people, for quite a while, that I will write up suggestions for how to deal with abilities (competence, competencies, knowledge, etc. etc.) for many reasons, including particularly e-portfolio related uses. Well, here are my current ideas for the New Year.
They are expressed in a set of linked pages, each dealing with a [...]
November 14, 2008
When looking at XML specifications, first look for what are the resources, or objects, or entities. When you have one of these contained in another, ask, what is their relationship? That will help inform a sensible version of the XML spec, if you really must have one.
Didn't I do well getting the core ideas into [...]
October 27, 2008
Since going to the annual European Eifel "ePortfolio" conferences is a firm habit of mine (in fact, I have been to every single annual one so far) it seems like a good time to take stock of the e-portfolio world. All credit to Serge and Maureen and their team, they have kept the event as [...]