Who owns the ePortfolio, the teacher or the student? After reading Dr. Harapnuik’s article, Who Owns the ePortfolio, I believe I was able to answer this question. Ideally, the owner of the ePortfolio should be the student. I feel that the struggle or issue with the topic of ePortfolios is that when the student or learner is told what to do, it completely hinders their sense of ownership and freedom. By being told what to add to the ePortfolio, I feel the ownership gets taken away from the learner. As Dr. Harapnuik stated in this article, by the students or learners focusing on the assignments they aren’t making the meaningful connections. How do I foresee this being an issue? If there isn’t a true meaningful connection, will the student take continue with the ePortfolio after the fact? Will they take ownership of the ePortfolio?
The article, Do I own My Own If You Grade It, brought up an interesting point ownership. In order to have growth mindset and follow the COVA approach, don’t we as learners, want to be challenged and have our own voice? By students being laser-focused on the assignment and collecting information for the ePortfolio, it’s no longer the learner’s idea. To add onto that, if the ownership is not present, what happens to reflecting? As a student, it should be a goal to be a lifelong learner. Without the reflection piece, that goal in nonexistent.
Harapnuik, D. (2015, September 23). Who Owns an ePortfolio. Retrieved September 16, 2018, from http://www.harapnuik.org/?page_id=6050
Rikard, A. (n.d.). Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It? (EdSurge News). Retrieved September 8, 2015, from https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-08-10-do-i-own-my-domain-if-you-grade-it
Supporting students’ ePortfolio process in Higher Education. Retrieved from https://unlimited.hamk.fi/ammatillinen-osaaminen-ja-opetus/supporting-students-eportfolio-process-in-higher-education/