The purpose of my ePortfolio (eP) is to create an online space to showcase my learning in the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Master of Educational Technology (MET) program. My eP is my capstone project, which fulfills the requirements for graduation from the MET program and competencies required by the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) in the province of British Columbia. Furthermore, my eP represents a variety of my original artifacts created during my time in the MET program. These artifacts have been thoughtfully selected in order to present research findings, demonstrate multimedia skills and to facilitate dialogue related to educational technology.
The primary audience of my eP are members of the UBC – MET community. This includes two evaluating instructors, other instructors and colleagues in the MET program and possibly future MET students. The secondary audience of my eP are my professional peers from my teaching context.
MODEL & STRUCTURE
I have chosen to structure my eP around the instructional design model of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). My interest in this area stems from studying UDL for the past three years with my employer, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE). Throughout the MET program, when presented with different assignments, I would endeavor to integrate my study of UDL in order to best reflect on what I was learning in a practical way that facilitated moving my teaching practice forward.
UDL is one of the projects at the forefront of the CBE as we are focused on the personalization of student learning. The UDL framework proposes that educators strive for three kinds of flexibility: (a) representation, to represent information in multiple formats and media, (b) action and expression, to provide multiple pathways for student action and expression, and (c) engagement, to provide multiple ways to engage students’ interest and motivation (see UDL TOOLKIT). Educators work towards flexibility by identifying and removing barriers from their teaching methods and curriculum materials.
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